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L.A. Quartet, Book 4
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: LA Quartet, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boomtown at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder.

Lieutenant Dave Klein: in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord, mob killer. Klein stands at the centre of a complex web of plots where violence and death will intersect, a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire.

Klein's been hung out as bait, 'a bad cop to draw the heat', and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins - all of them hell-bent on keeping their own secrets hidden.

©1992 James Ellroy (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Great audiobook

Being an avid fan of all Ellroy books, I was skeptic on how it would translate to audiobook as his scattergun prose, excellent as it is in written form, could sound strained.
The inflection of Ellroy’s words are captured well, however the voice artist doesn’t translate well when narrating a female voice, but carries well with the pulp noir characters of others. Just a small criticism and slightly petty, but it does sound comical when gruff voice actors then narrate teenage girls.

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I love Ellroy and his style

I really enjoyed this book. The narration is excellent. I thoroughly recommended it. But I love all of Ellroy’s stuff so I would say that.