Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2006
CD ISBN $42.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $30.07
It would be easy to believe that the world Will Beall depicts in L.A. REX is merely paranoid fiction, except that Beall is a Los Angeles police officer who knows what he’s talking about. Narrator Dan Oreskes is Beall’s equal in bringing words to life in brutal black-and-white. There is nothing colorful in this world, not even the blood that spills so easily. Beall takes us not so gently into the horrific world of South Central LA, where gangs are king and life is cheap. His style is raw, and he uses street talk that he never explains. (Figure it out for yourself.) Oreskes will make your skin crawl. His voice is hard, matching the novel’s gunmetal tone. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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