In Ellroy's latest audiobook, former cop Freddy Otash finds himself jammed up. He's investigating the death of Marilyn Monroe but has police officials, Jack and Bobby Kennedy, and a swarm of others--actors, a psychologist, and people from the seedier side of Los Angeles--getting in his way. Craig Wasson relishes his narration, bringing a high level of emotion when needed. A few fight scenes are especially well done. He distinguishes voices well, though there are so many characters who come and go that it's a monumental task. The novel is historical fiction and California crime noir; its 1960s vernacular is an acquired taste. M.B. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593787908 $27.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593787915 $95.00
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