Valentino
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  • 1
    Frames | Loren D. Estleman

    Frames

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Enter Valentino, a mild-mannered UCLA film archivist, who buys a decrepit movie palace and uncovers a skeleton in the secret Prohibition basement. He then makes a second discovery: long-lost, priceless, reels of film: Erich von Stroheim's infamous Greed. The LAPD wants to take the reels as evidence, jeopardizing the precious old film.

    Disappointing

    I'm a big Estleman fan, but this one is not worth your time. It's a Scooby Doo/Hardy Boys plot, unworthy of him.

    Reviewed on July 05 2013 by John (Parker, CO, United States)
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    Frames | Loren D. Estleman

    Frames

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Enter Valentino, a mild-mannered UCLA film archivist, who buys a decrepit movie palace and uncovers a skeleton in the secret Prohibition basement. He then makes a second discovery: long-lost, priceless, reels of film: Erich von Stroheim's infamous Greed. The LAPD wants to take the reels as evidence, jeopardising the precious old film.

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  • 2
    Alone | Loren D. Estleman

    Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (0)
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    Story
    (0)

    The second wacky comedic murder romp for Hollywood film detective Valentino. Valentino wants to keep The Oracle, his beloved run-down movie palace, from being condemned before it even reopens, but murder keeps intruding into his otherwise quiet life. At a gala party held in memory of screen legend Greta Garbo, he's having fun until the host, a hotshot developer named Rankin, tells Valentino about a certain letter from Garbo to his late wife. She and Garbo had been...close. Such a letter is of great interest to a film archivist like Valentino. But the plot thickens when Rankin tells Val that his assistant, Akers, is using this letter to blackmail him.

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    Alone | Loren D. Estleman

    Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    At a gala party held in memory of screen legend Greta Garbo, Hollywood film detective Valentino is having fun until the host, a hotshot developer named Rankin, tells Valentino about a certain letter from Garbo to his late wife. She and Garbo had been…close. Such a letter is of great interest to a film archivist like Valentino, but the plot thickens when Rankin tells Val that his assistant, Akers, is using this letter to blackmail him.

    Movie history, old crime and new love.

    I will definitely listen again. The story is well-written, with great dialogue. Added to the terrific story is William Dufris reading it so very well...Show More »

    Reviewed on May 16 2012 by Tina Tipton (Camarillo, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Alive | Loren D. Estleman

    Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Bela Lugosi's Frankenstein screen test puts Valentino in the picture for murder.... Everyone knows Frankenstein's monster was played by Boris Karloff. His portrayal is so famous that the play Arsenic and Old Lace was filled with Karloff/monster jokes - even when the part of the deformed villain was played by another actor. But before Karloff's memorable portrayal, another 1930s Hollywood icon, Bela Lugosi, tested for the part of the monster. The test footage was lost for decades, until Valentino, that never-say-die film archivist, gets a hot tip about the whereabouts of the incriminating (for really bad, heavily accented acting) footage.

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    Alive! | Loren D. Estleman

    Alive!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Everyone knows the Frankenstein monster was played by Boris Karloff. But before Karloff’s memorable portrayal, another famous 1930s Hollywood icon, Bela Lugosi, tested for the part of the monster. The screen test footage was lost for decades, until Valentino, the never-say-die film archivist, gets a hot tip about the whereabouts of the incriminating (for really bad, heavily accented acting) footage. But it comes with a price far greater than the money he’ll have to pay.

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