Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9780553399264 $55.00 Twenty-two CDs
DD ISBN 9780553399271 $32.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2014
DD ISBN 9780553399288 $95.00
Narrator Craig Wasson's approach to Ellroy's new historical novel reflects the testosterone one would expect of a WWII-era Los Angeles police department or a crowded, sweaty boxing match. Wasson delivers Ellroy's clipped sentences in varying tones with exacting emphasis. Accents ranging from working-class Irish to upper-class Boston roll off his tongue with ease as he deftly transitions between them. His best skill is his impression of a radio broadcaster. He fully delivers the sound of 1940s radio as the host preaches his message with all the intensity of the extremist he is. A masterful performance all around. J.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]
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