Garden of Allah
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  • 1
    The Garden on Sunset: Garden of Allah, Book 1 | Martin Turnbull

    The Garden on Sunset: Garden of Allah, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By John C. Zak
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    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.

    Narration ruins the story

    The narration of this audio book is horrible! The narrator has no inflection or emotion - it almost sounds like a digital reader. Ruined the entire st..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2015 by Dginla (United States)
  • 2
    The Trouble with Scarlett: Garden of Allah, Book 2 | Martin Turnbull

    The Trouble with Scarlett: Garden of Allah, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By John C. Zak
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    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.

    TROUBLE WITH SCARLETT: ALLAH 2

    I liked the way the author incorporates the characters into the making of the movie.

    Reviewed on August 30 2017 by Kindle Customer ()
  • 3
    Citizen Hollywood: The Garden of Allah, Book 3 | Martin Turnbull

    Citizen Hollywood: The Garden of Allah, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By John C. Zak
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    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.

    CITIZEN HOLLYWOOD

    Enjoying the name dropping and details of scenery, dress etc of that era.

    Reviewed on September 01 2017 by Kindle Customer ()
  • 4
    Searchlights and Shadows: Garden of Allah, Book 4 | Martin Turnbull

    Searchlights and Shadows: Garden of Allah, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By Lance Roger Axt
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    At the dawn of 1942, the dark days of Pearl Harbor still loom over Los Angeles. America is now at war. Wartime propaganda is the name of the game. Marcus Adler is an MGM screenwriter whose latest movie was stolen out from under his whiskey glass, and he's determined it won't happen again. He comes up with a surefire hit, but his chance to triumph is threatened by a vicious rumor: "Marcus Adler is a goddamned commie." In the city of searchlights, suspicions can lurk behind every shadow.

    Hollywood at War

    Yes I would. It is a nice newsy historical fiction novel about wartime Hollywood during the second world war.

    Reviewed on August 08 2015 by Mary (Centerville, OH, United States)
  • 5
    Reds in the Beds: Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels, Volume 5 | Martin Turnbull

    Reds in the Beds: Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels, Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By Lance Roger Axt
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    When a scandal accuses Tinseltown of being riddled with Communists, MGM writing department head Marcus Adler needs to keep his reputation beyond reproach. Unfortunately in Hollywood, nobody's past is spotless. Gossip columnist Kathryn Massey is doing everything she can to shed the FBI informer mantle she carried during the war. In post-war Hollywood, there are reds in the beds, the sharks are circling, and it's feeding time.

    Great addition to an entertaining series

    HUAC, Hollywood, and the Nation

    Reviewed on May 02 2016 by in1ear (John Row) (Aurora, Colorado)
  • 6
    Twisted Boulevard: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood | Martin Turnbull

    Twisted Boulevard: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By Lance Roger Axt
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    When the Red Scare ends, paranoia lingers. Can Tinseltown recover to take on television? After an exile from MGM, ousted screenwriter Marcus Adler is looking for his way back into the biz. When he hatches a plan to start over with a disgraced movie star, a Hollywood censor reminds Marcus that the misdeeds of the past aren't soon forgotten.

    Beloved Characters, Rich Historical Hollywood

    I've read and listened to each book in the Garden of Allah series thus far produced. You become a part of the group of friends as they establish thei..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 02 2017 by in1ear (John Row) (Aurora, Colorado)
  • 7
    Tinseltown Confidential: Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels, Book 7 | Martin Turnbull

    Tinseltown Confidential: Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Martin Turnbull
    • Narrated By Daniel David Shapiro
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    As America embraces the 1950s, that brash upstart called television is poaching Hollywood's turf, inch by inch. If the studios don't do something drastic, they may lose the battle. When screenwriter Marcus Adler fell afoul of the blacklist, Europe offered sanctuary. Hollywood lures him back, but the specter of Joseph McCarthy forces Marcus to fight for a final chance to clear his name.

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