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    • Hollywood Hills

    • A Novel
    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    LAPD veteran "Hollywood Nate" Weiss could take or leave the opulence, but he wouldn't say no to onscreen fame. He may get his shot when he catches the appreciative eye of B-list director Rudy Ressler, and his troublemaking fiance, Leona Brueger, the older-but-still-foxy widow of a processed-meat tycoon. Nate tries to elude her crafty seductions, but consents to keep an eye on their estate in the Hollywood Hills while they're away.

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Hollywood Station

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Adam Gruper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Batman has assaulted Spider-Man. Marilyn Monroe reported the crime and three Elvises witnessed it. It's business as usual for the cops out of Hollywood Station. But while they deal with the costumed crack-heads, prostitutes, purse snatchers, and ordinary lunatics that haunt the boulevards, in the streets behind the lights and crowds, the real Los Angeles simmers, never far from boiling point.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an unrelenting joy

    • By Gregory on 02-07-08

    Regular price: £19.89

    • The Blooding

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by an atrocious narrator

    • By Sandra Barber on 08-06-13

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Delta Star

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In death she looks 35, but Missy Moonbeam, a.k.a. Thelma Bernbaum, is only 22 when the cops of Rampart Division find her flattened on the sidewalk. A Nebraska farm girl, Missy came to Los Angeles to act, and died not long after her dream did. The detectives assume that her pimp threw her off a roof - but they couldn’t be more wrong. Missy had a trick at Caltech whose name draws the Rampart detectives into a bizarre conspiracy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By jim on 23-09-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Harbour Nocturne

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In San Pedro, Los Angeles, one of the world's busiest harbours, an unlikely pair of lovers is caught up in terror. When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the harbour to a Hollywood nightclub, his life is forever changed as an unexpectedly tender and moving love story develops. Comedy and tragedy are intertwined in the everyday life of the cops and residents of San Pedro Harbor.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Finnegan's Week

    • Mysterious Press - HighBridge Audio Classic
    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Fin Finnegan, a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor heading straight for a midlife meltdown, is assigned a routine truck theft that turns into a toxic chemical spill, setting off a bizarre chain reaction of death and murder on both sides of the Mexican border. Fin is forced to team up with Nell Salter, a sexy female investigator, as well as an equally fetching U.S. Navy investigator who wants to learn all that Fin can teach her - and that’s saying a lot

    Regular price: £12.79

    • The Glitter Dome

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    In his finest, most compelling blend of wild humor and powerful drama, Joseph Wambaugh leads us into the Hollywood scene to demonstrate the effects of that heady, amoral world on four sets of police partners enmeshed in the glamour and the grime, the hustle and the horror. They live and work in a dizzying mix of moguls and starlets, elaborate parties, outrageous and sordid actions; a place where sex and drugs are open and the big deals are undercover.

    Regular price: £17.79

    • Harbor Nocturne

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from San Pedro Harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, their lives are forever changed. An unexpectedly tender and moving love story develops among the cops and criminals who occupy the harbor, and soon Dinko and Lita are caught up in terror and peril through no fault of their own.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Lines and Shadows

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: John Nelson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Each night, thousands of immigrants stream north across the Mexican border towards San Diego, hoping to make a new life in the United States. Along the way, many find death instead. Bandit gangs roam the moonlit desert, robbing, raping, and killing these desperate, impoverished migrants. For decades Dick Snider has watched this happen. Now, in 1976, he’s decided to end the bloodshed. A San Diego cop with an intimate awareness of the trials of border crossing, Snider has uncommon sympathy for the immigrants.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • NOT HIS GREATEST

    • By Jonathan on 19-05-13

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Hollywood Crows

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Crows (Community Relations Officers) have it easy handling "the sissie beat": Hollywood's domestic disputes, over-excited paparazzi, and chronic complainers. At least, that's the way it seems. But in Hollywood - where Mickey Mouse is a crack addict and Marilyn Monroe is a man - things are rarely what they seem.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Fugitive Nights

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Joseph Wambaugh returns to glamorous Palm Springs and its ever-mysterious desert to give listeners a suspense novel rich in astonishing plot twists, fascinating characters, and the penetrating humor for which he is famous. Three mismatched people - one of whom is a police officer - become involved in the trail of an elusive and dangerous fugitive on a secret mission.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Hollywood Station

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Under-staffed and over-worked, bound by red tape and hobbled by political correctness, the men and women of Hollywood Station hold the front line in LA's epicentre. But add a diamond robbery, the Russian mafia and a cluelessly ambitious...glass freak, and something has got to give.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Floaters

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mick Fortney and his partner Leeds manage to cruise above the standard police stress - pools of coffee and Pepto-Bismol - they're water cops in the "Club Harbor Unit", manning a patrol boat on San Diego's Mission Bay. A typically rough day's detail consists of scoping out body-sculpted beauties on pleasure craft, rescuing boating bozos who've run aground, jeering at lifeguards, and hauling in the occasional floater who comes to the surface.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Finnegan's Week

    • By: Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Seeking two truckers hauling a drum of lethal chemicals, San Diego detective Finbar Finnegan joins forces with two strong-willed female cops to investigate a deadly toxic waste scam.

    Regular price: £18.79