LA Quartet
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  • 1
    The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy

    The Black Dahlia

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (284)
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    On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history.

    Entertaining.

    I enjoyed this listen, but would strongly warn those easily offended by violence, racial slurs, bias, language, and the like to choose an alternative...Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2006 by krista (New Orleans, LA, United States)
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    The Big Nowhere | James Ellroy

    The Big Nowhere

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
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    Los Angeles, 1950. Danny Upshaw is a sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is DA's bureau brass. He's climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son. Buzz Meeks - bagman, ex-narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes - is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.

    ALL you want out of LA Noir.

    “It all came down to money - the great equalizer and common denominator.”
    ― James Ellroy, The Big Nowhere

    Probably 4.5 stars. I'm leavin..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 21 2015 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    The Big Nowhere | James Ellroy

    The Big Nowhere

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    A startling panorama of Los Angeles in the '50s. New Year's Eve as 1949 turns to 1950, Los Angeles: The City of Angels has becomes the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch hunts and insanely violent killings are terrorising the community. Three men are plunged into a maelstrom of violence and deceit when their lives become inextricably linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness.

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  • 3
    L.A. Confidential | James Ellroy

    L.A. Confidential

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
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    Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAPD detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers.

    Excellent Book

    One of the two best books by Ellroy...his "Cold Six Thousand" is the other. Gritty, suspenseful, and a great cast of characters. I love Craig Wasson..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2015 by Ray McDonald (Kaneohe, HI)
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    L.A. Confidential | James Ellroy

    L.A. Confidential

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as corrupt as the criminals. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAPD detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers. The novel takes these cops on a sprawling epic of brutal violence and the murderous seedy side of Hollywood.

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  • 4
    White Jazz: A Novel | James Ellroy

    White Jazz: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
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    Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns - it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer, a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire. Klein's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat", and the heat's coming from all sides.

    What a great book!

    I've always loved this book and hearing it read by Scott Brick is a real treat. I don't get all the 1 star reviews. This is a really good book.
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    Reviewed on May 08 2008 by Charles (Manassa, CO, USA)
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    White Jazz: L.A. Quartet, Book 4 | James Ellroy

    White Jazz: L.A. Quartet, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boomtown at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder. Lieutenant Dave Klein: in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord, mob killer. Klein stands at the centre of a complex web of plots where violence and death will intersect, a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire. Klein's been hung out as bait, 'a bad cop to draw the heat', and the heat's coming from all sides.

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