I hope that Audible employes the same narrator of the "Cold Six Thousand" to also record Ellroy's "American Tabloid." The narrator's phrasings and inflections are a perfect match for Ellroy's text. Example: the dialog between J Edgar Hoover and Littell. Given all that's happened in American politics and business the last 10 years, it is worth rereading and let fiction and fact swirl about in the old subconscious. This unabridged reading of "Cold Six Thousand" will keep you wide away during those 12 hour drives between Texas and California.
A professor at Dodge College, I teach Film Music. I spent 33 years in the movie business before teaching. I LOVE books and my girls. Ta-Da!
ok. i stuck it out -- as everyone suggested. and never got hooked. One shouldn't have to work so hard to enjoy an audio book. the writing style is better suited for reading and not having it read. (That's about the strangest thing I've ever said about an audio book) The reason I wanted to love the book was Craig Wasson's performance on the last Stephen King 11-22-63- a must listen. Next, the material is interesting. and Ellroy is a WRITER. Judging by so many other reviews, it must be me. maybe you need more patience than I have. I could not get into this book. If you're on the edge, PASS.
good story, good performance. staccato writing style takes some getting used to. I felt like I was listening to Jimmy from Seinfeld who refers to himself in the 3rd person.
Quick firing sentences not a novel. would like a refund. love narrator's voice, not his fault James ellroy has a most peculiar way of writing I will avoid James ellroy books in the future.
Ellroy writes in such a choppy uninteresting way. Thought I wouldn't mind since Craig Wasson is narrating, but couldn't finish the first chapter!
If you wear a tin foil hat and like conspiracy theories this is a book for you. Oh but you better know beatnik language or you won't understand that shit.
Great spin on the conspiracy timeline from JFK's death to RFK's.
Enjoyed the death the author provided on his theory.
Changing the narrative. It was written as if speaking in the third person. It was just hard to listen to. I think the story may have been a good one. I have not been able to finish it.
This is my first book by this author.
Craig did fine, it was what he was reading.
I have to confess to not listening to the whole book. That's the problem...I couldn't stand to listen to Wasson's narration anymore. It's like really bad film noir or that guy from the original Twilight Zone impersonating William Shatner. Awful. I had to give the story at least a 3 because, it might be OK. Heck, it might even be great. But I couldn't stay with it long enough to find out. I've never quit a book before, but I guess there's a first time for everything.