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"This city gets to a man. Maybe it's all the busted dreams and the way they seep into the pavement like acid rain, bleaching the color out of things...."
It's 1947, and the streets are filthy with grease and empty promises. Private detective Colt Coltrane and his robot sidekick Petey troll the city for cheaters and deadbeats while angering the mob. It's all business as usual until a mysterious Japanese woman asks him to look into a string of grisly murders along the LA River, where the only trace the killer leaves behind is a single white lotus flower. But there's far more to this dame than meets the eye, and Colt's quest to find the Lotus Killer soon leads him to shocking and terrifying secrets lurking beneath Los Angeles. A pulpy mix of science fiction and hard-boiled mystery, with brilliant narration by Chase Bradley, Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer is a non-stop thrill.
This audiobook is a blast to listen to! It is a great mystery with suspense, depth, and humor. I definitely found myself sitting on the edge of my seat as well as laughing out loud!
Chase Bradley is an excellent narrator and really draws the listener in with his rich and colorful tone. It is as if his voice steps right out of the era this story is set in. His various accents are right on the money and really help to visualize the characters!
This is a great read/listen and I would highly recommend it to anyone that loves a great mystery! You will be on the edge of your seat!
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As this book was a departure for me from what I normally read or listen to, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It had a kind of "film noire" tone and the narrator, Chase Bradley, did a stellar job at creating a believable picture in my mind. Loved his rich, deep voice!
I highly recommend this audible book!
the narrator was awesome. He definitely kept you interested in the book and was very easy to listen to. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another audiobook narrated by him