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The Black Dahlia Audiobook

The Black Dahlia

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Publisher's Summary

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....

©1987 James Ellroy (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Brianako 15/03/2017
    Brianako 15/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the great noir stories"

    One of the great noir stories, albeit one that could have ended a few chapters earlier. The last two twists were unnecessary. The first 9/10ths were brilliant

    Excellent performance by Jeff Harding, except for a hilariously bad Scottish accent. American performers generally cannot do Scottish or Irish accents and only spoil things when they try to.

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    E. Maddock 16/07/2016
    E. Maddock 16/07/2016

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    "Great book, great narrator, but that Scottish accent!"

    The narrators voice has to match the tone and mood of the book for me to be able to enjoy an audio book and not find their voice/accent a distraction. Jeff Harding was a perfect narrator for this dark, moody LA based novel, an insight into so many types of pain and a story where every character is morally corrupt. It's a wonderful novel and Harding is great- but, that Scottish accent he attempts is nothing short of ridiculous. I don't know what he's basing it on, but it sounds like Mrs Doubtfire doing an impression of an Irish person at panto. Its absolutely dreadful. If only someone else had read those parts.

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    MAGGS Port Talbot 03/04/2016
    MAGGS Port Talbot 03/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "The Black Dahila - good read but some parts quite disturbing & some readers light not like the choice language in book"

    The Black Dahila - good read but some parts quite disturbing & some readers light not like the choice language in book
    Jeff's narration great as always

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