This one was a big disappointment. As hard as I tried I couldn't finish it. I have loved Ellroy in the past, but this one was completely impossible to sit through. Almost total narration with hardly any dialogs. Character development was weak and he plays lose with facts. I drive a lot and listen to 2 dozen books a month and this was one of the hardest to wrap my mind around (even though I love this kind of story).
This is positively the most boring monotone, uninspired reading I have ever come across. Sentences consist of few words. No dialog. The reader just drones on and on in the same monotone narrative. I assume the writer thinks that he is on to some new, hip, grungy, rap style. Ridiculous. Don't waste your money. Should be rated as 0 stars out of 5...
I tried several times to listen to this book, but it kept making me nod off.....and I was driving. Need I say more. I can't say if it was the narrator or the book that made me so sleepy. Maybe I should try listening to it next time I have trouble going to sleep
This book was really hard to listen to. The story is long and involves most of the 60's conspiracy theory's. JFK, MLK, Vietnam-cia-drug connection, it takes alot of concentration to remember what threads are going on at any one time. I wonder if it was easier to read than to listen to.
Perhaps the worst selection I have ever gotten from Audible. I never did figure out what this "story", if you can call it a story, is supposed to be about.