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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Phillips Narrator: Robert Ramirez Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2003 ISBN: 9781436183109
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Gary Phillips has earned a widespread reputation for breakneck-paced fiction that perfectly captures the hard edge of life on the streets. Bangers features Rafael “Saint” Santian, a key member of TRASH (Tactical Resources Against Street Hoodlums). There’s a war being fought on the mean streets of Los Angeles. The gangstas are bad, but the elite cops out to bring them down are even badder. And they aren’t afraid to bend the rules either—not if it means getting the job done. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Phillips’ down-in-the-dirt descriptions, complicated plotting, and frequent bursts of graphic violence will appeal to readers of hard-core police and crime novels à la Joseph Wambaugh.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darrell | 9/13/2007

    " this was a disappointment...Ramparts division dirty cop entanglements in fields romantic and gangsterfied...nicely observed but left me feeling flat "

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About the Author

Gary Phillips is the author of the Ivan Monk mysteries, Violent Spring, and Perdition USA. He has also worked as a security guard, printer, a shade tree mechanic, a labor union organizer, a radio talk show host, a foundation staffer, and a community activist for over twenty-two years. He lives in the wilds of Los Angeles with his wife Gilda Haas, and their children Miles and Chelsea.

About the Narrator

Robert Ramirez came to audiobook narration fresh from his MFA in classical theater. Initially answering a casting call for a narrator who spoke Spanish, Robert has used his Mexican-American background to imbue authentic flavor and dialogue in audio titles. His success with six young adult novels by Gary Soto has gotten our attention, including Taking Sides and Buried Onion. His powerful command of language and rich voice reflect his interest in dialects. In his recent performance of Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, a modern fable of “Beauty and the Beast” set in Persia, Robert jumped at the chance to add Farsi and Arabic to his repertoire. We hope to hear Robert in different audiobook venues in coming months.