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(3.7 based on 436 ratings)
  • 1
    American Tabloid | James Ellroy

    American Tabloid

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    It's 1958. America is about to emerge into a bright new age - an age that will last until the 1,000 days of John F. Kennedy’s presidency. Three men move beneath the glossy surface of power, men allied to the makers and shakers of the era. Peter Bondurant, Howard Hughes’ right-hand man, Jimmy Hoffa’s hit man. Kemper Boyd, employed by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the Kennedy clan. Ward Littell, a man seeking redemption in Bobby Kennedy’s drive against organised crime.

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    American Tabloid | James Ellroy

    American Tabloid

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination - in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC....

    Riding a shotgun to history

    “He used to pimp and pull shakedowns. Now he rode shotgun to History.”
    ― James Ellroy, American Tabloid

    Could I give this six stars? I'm..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 08 2016 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    The Cold Six Thousand | James Ellroy

    The Cold Six Thousand

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
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    In The Cold Six Thousand, James Ellroy's most ambitious and explosive novel yet, he puts the whole of the 1960s under his blistering lens. The result is a work of fierce, epic fiction, a speedball through our most tumultuous time.

    Plausible history

    You should not listen to this book if you are looking for entertainment and diversion. "The Cold Six Thousand" deals with greed, corruption, perversi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2009 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
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    The Cold Six Thousand | James Ellroy

    The Cold Six Thousand

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Dallas, November 2, 1963. Wayne Tedrow, Jr., has arrived to kill a man. The fee is $6,000. He finds himself instead in the middle of a cover-up following JFK’s assassination. There follows a hellish five-year ride through the sordid underbelly of public policy via Las Vegas, Howard Hughes, Vietnam, CIA dope dealing, Cuba, sleazy showbiz, racism and the Klan. This is the 1960s under Ellroy’s blistering lens, the icons of the era mingled with cops, killers, hoods and provocateurs.

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    Blood's a Rover | James Ellroy

    Blood's a Rover

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
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    (73)
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    Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.

    Ellroy is a magician

    The Cold Six Thousand was killer good. This is even better. The man doesn't just write, he's like a dog who bites you and then the whole world changes..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2009 by Christopher (Boulder, CO, United States)
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    Blood's a Rover | James Ellroy

    Blood's a Rover

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    It’s 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The Mob, Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover are in a struggle for America’s soul, drawing into their murderous conspiracies the damned and the soon-to-be damned. Wayne Tedrow Jr: assassin, dope cooker, mouthpiece for all sides, loyal to none. Dwight Holly: Hoover’s enforcer and hellish conspirator in terrible crimes.