©1985 Kenneth Goddard (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Not sure. Loved his narration of Brown's Requiem by James Elroy, but not so much in this book.
No - I couldn't finish it. Found the descriptive language distracting and annoying.
Audible reviews don't feel as trustworthy as they have in the past. Amazon?!? I've been a big audible fan and customer for years. Not so sure anymore...
Very well written. Gives an insight into a section of illegal market that you rarely hear about. The characters were very colourful and sometimes funny. one thing for sure people operating in the shady part of society can be naive and sometimes outright stupid.
No. I had high hopes for this book, but just couldn't finish it. Not sure whether the fault lies w/ the author or narrator, but the accent, speech patterns and dialog for one of the novels central characters, "Rainbow", was delivered in a manner that was offensive. Clearly, the narrator/author don't have a clue on how Black people, educated or otherwise, speak. I had a similar experience with another book I bought some time ago about the Baja Drug Cartels in which most of the locations and characters were in Baja California, Mexico and all of the characters names were Hispanic. Apparently, the narrator had spent little or no time learning to pronounce any of the names of the characters or Mexican place names. His Spanish accented English equally poor. It showed little respect for the people or the language of the area.
Someone with greater sensitivity towards how ethnic characters speak.
re: Movie - No. Not w/o a major rewrite of how the ethnic characters (especially "Rainbow") speak and act. As written, Rainbow's dialog and delivery were racially offensive.
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