Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-14-314289-8 $29.95 Seven CDs
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2008
CS ISBN 978-1-4159-4881-1 $90.00 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4743-2 $90.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN $76.50
BEVERLY HILLS DEAD is an interesting, though oddly paced, novel about Hollywood in the early days of the Blacklist. Rick Barron, head of production at Centurion Studios, is the kind of noble guy who was very rare in those terrible times when careers were destroyed by even the suspicion of Communist ties. Tony Roberts once again performs Woods's work with a voice that sounds like it was meant for the 1940s. Roberts's hero sounds like a man who always knows what he's doing, and is always right. Though the death the title refers to comes late in the novel, the story is interesting and tailor-made for audio. M.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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