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    • American Tabloid

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination - in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best American Mob Novel

    • By Jason Platt on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • L.A. Confidential

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By M on 07-17-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Black Dahlia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 435
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 440

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining.

    • By krista on 09-12-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Big Nowhere

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the LA Quartet

    • By diggindiana on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • White Jazz

    • A Novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love me fierce in danger.

    • By Darwin8u on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Cold Six Thousand

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    In The Cold Six Thousand, James Ellroy's most ambitious and explosive novel yet, he puts the whole of the 1960s under his blistering lens. The result is a work of fierce, epic fiction, a speedball through our most tumultuous time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Plausible history

    • By Snoodely on 07-24-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 3

    • By: Robert Bloch, James Gould Cozzens, James Ellroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Cox, Jamie Farr, Robert Forster, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Breathtaking suspense, cold-blooded crime and challenging twists of plot make this collection a chilling audio experience. Featuring the finest short-story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present, including: "The Perfect Crime" by Ben Ray Redman, "Quitters, Inc." by Stephen King, "High Darktown" by James Ellroy, "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" by Robert Bloch, "Clerical Error" by James Gould Cozzens, "The Gettysburg Bugle" by Ellery Queen, and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, sometimes riveting, and fun!

    • By Gary on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Perfidia

    • A Novel
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans - but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece of Writing and Narration

    • By Charles LaBorde on 01-05-15

    Regular price: $45.50

    • American Tabloid

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's 1958. America is about to emerge into a bright new age - an age that will last until the 1,000 days of John F. Kennedy’s presidency. Three men move beneath the glossy surface of power, men allied to the makers and shakers of the era. Peter Bondurant, Howard Hughes’ right-hand man, Jimmy Hoffa’s hit man. Kemper Boyd, employed by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the Kennedy clan. Ward Littell, a man seeking redemption in Bobby Kennedy’s drive against organised crime.

    Regular price: $26.53

    • White Jazz

    • L.A. Quartet, Book 4
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $25.79

    • Brown's Requiem

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Fritz Brown’s L.A. - and his life - are masses of contradictions, like stirring chorales sung for the dead. A less-than-spotless former cop with a drinking problem - a private-eye-cum-repo man with a taste for great music - he has been known to wallow in the grime beneath the Hollywood glitter. But Fritz Brown’s life is about to change, thanks to the appearance of a racist psycho who flashes too much cash for a golf caddie and who walked away clean from a multiple murder rap.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Blood's a Rover

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It’s 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The Mob, Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover are in a struggle for America’s soul, drawing into their murderous conspiracies the damned and the soon-to-be damned. Wayne Tedrow Jr: assassin, dope cooker, mouthpiece for all sides, loyal to none. Dwight Holly: Hoover’s enforcer and hellish conspirator in terrible crimes.

    Regular price: $30.36

    • The Big Nowhere

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $25.79

    • Blood on the Moon

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins can't stand music, or any loud sounds. He's got a beautiful wife, but he can't get enough of other women. And instead of bedtime stories, he regales his daughters with bloody crime stories. He's a thinking man's cop with a dark past and an obsessive drive to hunt down monsters who prey on the innocent. Now, there's something haunting him. He sees a connection in a series of increasingly gruesome murders of women committed over a period of 20 years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A VERY CONVOLUTED STORY

    • By J.C.D. on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Blood's a Rover

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An all-around masterpiece

    • By MisterBleau on 01-10-10

    Regular price: $51.93

    • Clandestine

    • Mysterious Press - HighBridge Audio Classics
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Fred Underhill is a young cop on the rise in Los Angeles in the early 1950s - a town blinded to its own grime by Hollywood glitter; a society nourished by newspaper lies that wants its heroes all-American and squeaky clean. A chance to lead on a possible serial killing is all it takes to fuel Underhill's reckless ambition - and it propels him into a dangerous alliance with certain mad and unstable elements of the law enforcement hierarchy. When the case implodes with disastrous consequences, it is Fred Underhill who takes the fall. His life is in ruins, his promising future suddenly a dream of the past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early Proto-Ellroy

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Because the Night

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Three citizens are butchered during a liquor store holdup. An unstable veteran cop vanishes without a trace. Nothing connects these events except for a nagging hunch in the back of Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins' brain--a sinister foreboding that will lead him through the sin-and-sleaze playground of nighttime L.A. on the trail of a psycho psychiatrist with a talent for terror and mind-control. His gore-soaked journey through Hell will plunge this determined manhunter into the dark heart of madness--and beyond.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Cold Six Thousand

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Dallas, November 2, 1963. Wayne Tedrow, Jr., has arrived to kill a man. The fee is $6,000. He finds himself instead in the middle of a cover-up following JFK’s assassination. There follows a hellish five-year ride through the sordid underbelly of public policy via Las Vegas, Howard Hughes, Vietnam, CIA dope dealing, Cuba, sleazy showbiz, racism and the Klan. This is the 1960s under Ellroy’s blistering lens, the icons of the era mingled with cops, killers, hoods and provocateurs.

    Regular price: $29.09

    • The Black Dahlia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A neo-noir crime novel from the legendary crime novelist James Ellroy. Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers called her 'The Black Dahlia'. Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life....

    Regular price: $25.04

    • Hollywood Nocturnes

    • Mysterious Press - HighBridge Audio Classics
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Nobody plays accordion like Dick Contino. His skilled fingers can find beauty in even the schmaltziest Borscht Belt favorites, and with his matinee-idol looks he could be a real star. Right now, though, he’s slumming it as the headliner in a Grade Z teenybopper picture called Daddy-O. He’s too good for this movie, and finishing it is going to take him to a very dark place. Daddy-O and Dick Contino are both real, their stories dredged out of the past by James Ellroy, a master of historical crime fiction. In Dick Contino's Blues he takes us to B-List Hollywood in 1957 - a time when movies were cheerful and dirty secrets lurked just off camera.

    Regular price: $13.21

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