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    • American Tabloid

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Histrionics

    • By Luke on 25-09-15

    Regular price: £24.89

    • The Big Nowhere

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    A startling panorama of Los Angeles in the '50s. New Year's Eve as 1949 turns to 1950, Los Angeles: The City of Angels has becomes the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch hunts and insanely violent killings are terrorising the community. Three men are plunged into a maelstrom of violence and deceit when their lives become inextricably linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Ellroy, wonderfully narrated.

    • By H on 29-05-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Perfidia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans - but now war fever grips the city, and the Japanese internment begins. The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police. He’s superbly gifted but consumed by dubious ideology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weird book, excellent reader

    • By Julian Summer on 27-06-15

    Regular price: £28.69

    • The Cold Six Thousand

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Nicola Barnes on 23-07-18

    Regular price: £27.29

    • The Black Dahlia

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Would have profited from some editing.

    • By Kosta-Koffe on 30-05-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • L.A. Confidential

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as corrupt as the criminals. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAPD detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers. The novel takes these cops on a sprawling epic of brutal violence and the murderous seedy side of Hollywood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Anonymous User on 23-05-18

    Regular price: £24.89

    • Blood's a Rover

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Lawrence on 22-03-17

    Regular price: £29.39

    • White Jazz

    • L.A. Quartet, Book 4
    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audiobook

    • By Ben on 14-03-19

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 3

    • By: Robert Bloch, James Gould Cozzens, James Ellroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Cox, Jamie Farr, Robert Forster, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Breathtaking suspense, cold-blooded crime and challenging twists of plot make this collection a chilling audio experience. Featuring the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present, including: "The Perfect Crime" by Ben Ray Redman, "Quitters, Inc. by Stephen King, "High Darktown" by James Ellroy, "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" by Robert Bloch, "Clerical Error" by James Gould Cozzens, "The Gettysburg Bugle" by Ellery Queen, and more....

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Underworld USA [French Version]

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Cédric Zimmerlin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Underworld USA" constitue la troisième partie de la trilogie de James Ellroy, où se dévoile en trois moments-clefs la construction d'une Amérique sombre, pantin effrayant dont les fils sont tirés depuis les profondeurs de la terre. Entremêlant les personnages historiques de la présidence de Nixon, avec la plus inventive des fictions, "Underworld USA" livre un portrait panoramique et paranoïaque d'une déchéance annoncée.

    Regular price: £20.49

    • Le Dahlia noir

    • By: James Ellroy
    • Narrated by: Élodie Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1947, à Los Angeles. Elizabeth Short est découverte morte dans un terrain vague, nue et mutilée d'un rictus tracé au couteau. Ce crime ébranle l'Amérique et James Ellroy en particulier, pour qui ce meurtre fait écho à celui de sa mère, perpétré quand l'auteur n'avait que dix ans. Le roman qu'il en fit par la suite met en scène deux policiers du LAPD, dont l'obsession pour la jeune fille légère que fut la victime révèle le goût pour le morbide. L'ambiguïté des personnages et la noirceur des motifs de ce livre en font un des sommets du genre.

    Regular price: £20.49