In a country village, a family of New Yorkers encounters a chilling ancient rite....
When a woman's body is discovered and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation....
Jack Stratton's a good guy on the ugly side of life. Eight years ago a bomb blew his world apart and he's been picking up the pieces ever since....
When Lizzie and Bell meet for tea after nearly two decades apart, the topic of conversation is murder - one that Bell herself committed....
Lancelot Lamar, a disenchanted liberal lawyer, finds himself confined in a mental asylum with memories that don’t seem worth remembering....
Although the Stock Market had crashed recently, it was too early for most people to predict that the Great Depression was about to get underway....
In Hollywood, a cynical writer recalls five faded beauties of the silver screen
Charlie Caine has been to too many Hollywood funerals. The studio system is long gone, and its stars - some forgotten, some preserved for display on a late-night show - are beginning to pass on, as well. Only a few turn out for the final performance of Babe Austrian, a peroxide-blond beauty whose red hot talkies changed the way America thought about sex. As he gazes into her coffin, Caine remembers Babe as she was: a dynamite beauty with secrets that could have burned Hollywood to the ground.
In Babe and four other interlocking novellas, Caine recalls the leading ladies of long-lost Hollywood: Belinda, whose daughter was as cruel as she was lovely; Claire, who would do anything to stay in the public eye; April, fragile, beautiful, and mad; and Maude, Hollywood’s most respected matron, whose happy marriage had a lie at its heart. Charlie Caine knows where cinema's bodies are buried, and he’s anxious to start digging.
Would you try another book from Thomas Tryon and/or Alpha Trivette?
IF IT WAS THE FIRST BOOK I READ BY HIM I WOULD SAY NO. BUT I READ TWO AMAZING BOOKS BY TRYON.
What do you think your next listen will be?
PROBABLY THE GOLDFINCH.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
YES. IT WAS BORING AND DRAGGED. I THINK THE NARRATOR WAS BORED. AND HE SOUNDED LIKE HE WAS DRAGGING TOO. IT MUST HAVE BEEN HARD TO READ THIS BOOK ALOUD...IT WAS LONG AND BORING.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from All That Glitters?
I WOULD HAVE REMOVED TWO THIRDS OF THE STORY AT LEAST. IT WAS NOT WORTH MY TIME.
Any additional comments?
I WILL NOT RETURN THIS BECAUSE IT WAS NOT HORRIBLE. BUT I DID NOT ENJOY IT.
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