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    • Mickey Cohen and the West Coast Mob

    • Washington's Crackdown on Vegas and Los Angeles 1950-1960
    • By: Bradley Lewis
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Mickey Cohen, who died in 1976, was a colorful, feared West Coast gangster-gambler who knew the biggest names in Hollywood including the Rat Pack, was a confidant of Bugsy Siegel, a friend of Las Vegas' late Liz Renay and on first names with the biggest guys in the Mafia, plus Frank Sinatra, Richard Nixon and Billy Graham. Brad Lewis' book about Cohen draws from thousands of resources - a virtual treasure trove of Mafia-related books, articles and interviews.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • boring

    • By Mick on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Garden on Sunset

    • Garden of Allah, Book 1
    • By: Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at the bar, and Scott Fitzgerald is sneaking off to a bungalow with Sheilah Graham while Madame Alla Nazimova keeps watch behind her lace curtains.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration ruins the story

    • By Dginla on 03-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Trouble with Scarlett

    • Garden of Allah, Book 2
    • By: Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Summer, 1936: Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell's first novel, takes the world by storm. Everyone in Hollywood knows Civil War pictures don't make a dime, but renegade producer David O. Selznick snaps up the movie rights and suddenly America has just one question: Who will play Scarlett O'Hara? The Trouble with Scarlett is the second in Martin Turnbull's series of historical novels set during Hollywood's golden age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TROUBLE WITH SCARLETT: ALLAH 2

    • By ZacharyKindle Customer on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Citizen Hollywood

    • The Garden of Allah, Book 3
    • By: Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Hollywood, 1939: When Tinseltown begins to woo wunderkind Orson Welles, he stashes himself at the Chateau Marmont until he's ready to make his splashy entrance. But gossip columnist Kathryn Massey knows he's there. Kathryn has been on the outs with Hollywood since her ill-fated move to Life magazine, but now that she's back at the Hollywood Reporter, she's desperate to find the Next Big Thing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CITIZEN HOLLYWOOD

    • By ZacharyKindle Customer on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mickey Cohen The Rat Pack Years

    • The Elder Statesman's Life and Times 1960-1976
    • By: Bradley Lewis
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mickey Cohen, who died in 1976, was a colorful, feared West Coast gangster-gambler who knew the biggest names in Hollywood including the Rat Pack, was a confidant of Bugsy Siegel, a friend of Las Vegas' late Liz Renay and on first names with the biggest guys in the Mafia, plus Frank Sinatra, Richard Nixon and Billy Graham. Brad Lewis' book about Cohen draws from thousands of resources - a virtual treasure trove of Mafia-related books, articles and interviews.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mickey Cohen

    • The Gangster Squad and the Mob: The True Story of Vice in Los Angeles 1937-1950
    • By: Brad Lewis
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    This is the true story of Mickey Cohen, when he was pursued on a daily basis by the Gangster Squad, LAPD, and the FBI. The whirlwind years 1937-1950 provide a detailed personal and mob history of the famous Los Angeles gangster. Mickey Cohen, who died in 1976, was a colorful, feared West Coast gangster-gambler who knew the biggest names in Hollywood including the Rat Pack, was a confidant of Bugsy Siegel, a friend of Las Vegas' late Liz Renay and on first names with the biggest guys in the Mafia, plus Frank Sinatra, Richard Nixon, and Billy Graham.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating character, well researched book!

    • By J. Zak on 04-22-13
    • The Gangster Squad and the Mob: The True Story of Vice in Los Angeles 1937-1950
    • By: Brad Lewis
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 03-28-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • God's Helix

    • By: Bradley Lewis
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When internationally known assassin Marco Wexler is summoned to a Las Vegas police station as a witness for the DNA tests of a suspected terrorist, he soon realizes that this is no ordinary stop. He will ultimately discover the unimaginable - a link to the past that has international think tank Ceptien calling for all its members to placate the Catholic Church. News of the mysterious DNA genotype has the world wondering if history is going to be changed forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AN EPIC QUEST TO FIND THE TRUTH HIDDEN IN DNA

    • By J. Zak on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Corryville

    • By: Brian Dobbins
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Wyoming Territory, 1886. Ethan Darny and his young cousin Ben Tyler are eking out a marginal existence as ranch hands when they find themselves involved in a violent bank hold-up. The robbery goes very wrong and two of the casualties are the town sheriff and deputy. Wounded and frightened, Ethan, Ben and Will Sully start off for the lawless town of Corryville to escape capture and to formulate a plan for their unsure futures. But their flight is marred by more violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me a Western fan!

    • By Jennifer on 02-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Bloomingdale Code

    • By: Bradley Lewis
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lewis' latest thriller, The Bloomingdale Code, is a well-researched page-turner about secret religious tenets, ancient medical ritual, conspiracies, and modern-day international politics. The action kicks off in serene Beverly Hills, where Dr. Mike Nejad reviews a cryptic letter from his stubborn Iranian father, an internationally respected medical researcher. Early one morning, colorful FBI agent Marco Wexler unexpectedly appears at Mike's house. Mike is suspicious because of Marco's age and flashes back on his father's letter. Maybe it was a warning.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dissolution

    • By: Bradley Lewis
    • Narrated by: John C. Zak
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In three different loosely-related vignettes, Bradley Lewis uses a fictional narrative to present a glaring view of lives gone sour. Dissolution takes you to the darkest place in the lives of three different couples; two are married, and one young couple struggling with the idea of permanency. This tour de force will grab you from the first page and lead you down a path of circumstances that have gone horribly wrong. These addicting stories will send chills down the spine of anyone who has ever been married or in a relationship.

    Regular price: $19.95