Underworld USA
Books in series3
Abridged/Unabridged
(4.3 based on 110 ratings)
  • 1
    American Tabloid | James Ellroy

    American Tabloid

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    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.

    Histrionics

    Ellroy delivers machine gun prose as his narrative has you switching your allegiance from one lowlife to the next with a cast packed with enough histo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 September 2015 by Luke (CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Cold Six Thousand | James Ellroy

    The Cold Six Thousand

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    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.

    The Cold Six Thousand - didn't enjoy this book

    The Cold Six Thousand - didn't enjoy this book as I
    have with other James Elroy books like The Black Dahlia
    Narration was great by Jeff as a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 February 2017 by MAGGS (Port Talbot)
  • 3
    Blood's a Rover | James Ellroy

    Blood's a Rover

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    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.

    Brilliant

    I have just finished this trilogy and can only repeat what I said about the previous 2 books - James Ellroy's writing is unique in its character and I..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 March 2017 by Lawrence (Colchester, United Kingdom)