Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2013
DD ISBN 9781622310425 $18.87
Library Ed. HighBridge Audio 2013
DD ISBN 9781622310425 $40.43
With its formulaic elements and blunt language, Ellroy's thriller is a book that may engage, offend, or bore the listener. It's perhaps worth listening to because of William Roberts's narration. Roberts exudes the type of bravado necessary for a character like LAPD officer Fred Underhill, a young member of the force who finds himself at odds with more powerful figures in his department. Of course, once Underhill finds himself literally under a hill, he starts slogging to get himself out, never accepting defeat. Roberts captures Underhill's intensity with a fury that is credible and engaging. Despite the book's shortcomings, this is an entertaining diversion. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]
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