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Sex and Violence in Hollywood Audiobook

Sex and Violence in Hollywood

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Publisher's Summary

Sex and Violence in Hollywood will take its place on the shelf next to other Garton classics like Live Girls and The New Neighbor. This blockbuster is a chilling combination of thrills, terror, and black humor, plot reversals and a climax so shocking that it will leave you shaken. Adam Julian, son of a Hollywood screenwriter, has a life many would kill for... and some would kill to keep. He's tangled in a web of forced sex, coerced into robbery, and it's only a short step to killing as a choice. At the center of the book is a sensational murder trial which oddly resembles the O.J. Simpson case. The cast features an abrasive, star-struck female judge, blundering prosecuting attorneys, a nerdy defendant who reserves his right to silence, and Rona Horowitz, a pint-sized, ball-of-fire of a defense lawyer. The defendant may be guilty, but energetic Rona tries one outrageous legal stunt after another in order to exonerate her client. Drenched in the glamour, and the sleaze, of high line and lowlife Hollywood, this satirical and entertaining look at the criminal justice system, turned inside out and upside down by showbiz at its best and worst, is a panorama of crime, corruption, and violence delivered with grim authenticity and hilarious awfulness.

©2001 Ray Garton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    victoria 31/08/2013
    victoria 31/08/2013 Member Since 2011
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    would have worked better as a short story


    What will your next listen be?

    Whatever takes my fancy, S/F, crime, history............


    How could the performance have been better?

    a slightly younger voice would have suited the story better


    What character would you cut from Sex and Violence in Hollywood?

    The best friend's gay parents were irrelevant


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this thinking it would be a murder mystery, most of it was like a badly written teenage angst rant going nowhere. Most of the story is over long and the end is very predictable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Bender
    Norway
    31/05/15
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    "Terrible reading"

    Seth Michael Donsky makes it impossible for me to get into the story. All his characters jumbles together in the same strained, over-emoted whining. I forced myself through 30 minutes or so but had to give up this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carmela
    San Antonio, TX
    03/08/13
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    "Awful"

    I could only get through about 20 minutes. The title of the book says it all. No plot. No character development. Only cliched sex scenes.

    I have tried returning it three times to no avail.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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