Garden of Allah
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(3.8 based on 25 ratings)
  • 1
    The Garden on Sunset: Garden of Allah, Book 1 | Martin Turnbull

    The Garden on Sunset: Garden of Allah, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By John C. Zak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at the bar, and Scott Fitzgerald is sneaking off to a bungalow with Sheilah Graham while Madame Alla Nazimova keeps watch behind her lace curtains.

    Narration ruins the story

    The narration of this audio book is horrible! The narrator has no inflection or emotion - it almost sounds like a digital reader. Ruined the entire st..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2015 by Dginla (United States)
  • 2
    The Trouble with Scarlett: Garden of Allah, Book 2 | Martin Turnbull

    The Trouble with Scarlett: Garden of Allah, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By John C. Zak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Summer, 1936: Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell's first novel, takes the world by storm. Everyone in Hollywood knows Civil War pictures don't make a dime, but renegade producer David O. Selznick snaps up the movie rights and suddenly America has just one question: Who will play Scarlett O'Hara? The Trouble with Scarlett is the second in Martin Turnbull's series of historical novels set during Hollywood's golden age.

    Excellent!

    Excellent trilogy. The author is my new favorite. The narrator deserves awards. I can't wait to start the final book in about three minutes.

    Reviewed on February 03 2015 by Pecos ()
  • 3
    Citizen Hollywood: The Garden of Allah, Book 3 | Martin Turnbull

    Citizen Hollywood: The Garden of Allah, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By John C. Zak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Hollywood, 1939: When Tinseltown begins to woo wunderkind Orson Welles, he stashes himself at the Chateau Marmont until he's ready to make his splashy entrance. But gossip columnist Kathryn Massey knows he's there. Kathryn has been on the outs with Hollywood since her ill-fated move to Life magazine, but now that she's back at the Hollywood Reporter, she's desperate to find the Next Big Thing.

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  • 4
    Searchlights and Shadows: Garden of Allah, Book 4 | Martin Turnbull

    Searchlights and Shadows: Garden of Allah, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By Lance Roger Axt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    At the dawn of 1942, the dark days of Pearl Harbor still loom over Los Angeles. America is now at war. Wartime propaganda is the name of the game. Marcus Adler is an MGM screenwriter whose latest movie was stolen out from under his whiskey glass, and he's determined it won't happen again. He comes up with a surefire hit, but his chance to triumph is threatened by a vicious rumor: "Marcus Adler is a goddamned commie." In the city of searchlights, suspicions can lurk behind every shadow.

    Step into the world of Hollywood post Pearl Harbor

    I've come late to this series, but that doesn't seem to matter. See the publisher's summary for an adequate recap of the story without spoilers. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2015 by Jan (United States)