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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (499 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Ellroy Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy Release Date:
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Three citizens are butchered during a liquor store holdup. An unstable veteran cop vanishes without a trace. Nothing connects these events except for a nagging hunch in the back of Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins’ brain—a sinister foreboding that will lead him through the sin-and-sleaze playground of nighttime LA on the trail of a psycho psychiatrist with a talent for terror and mind-control. His gore-soaked journey through hell will plunge this determined manhunter into the dark heart of madness—and beyond.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Because the Night is as much crime fiction as it is literary fiction. Intense, abrasive, and compelling, this is Ellroy at his very best.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “One of the great American writers of our time.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review, praise for the author

  • “An undeniably artful frenzy of violence, guilt, and unappeased self-loathing. Ellroy’s crime fiction represents a high mark in the genre.”

    Newsday, praise for the author
  • “A blood poet who writes as chain saws crank, Ellroy has vigorously redefined the well-shadowed turf of contemporary crime fiction.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution, praise for the author

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amy Barlow snell | 10/26/2013

    " Interesting but slower than expected. Story lines didn't make sense. Wouldn't recommend "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leo | 6/10/2013

    " Probably deserves three stars, but I'll give it four because I was creeped out by Dr. Haviland. He's a decent antagonist to super-cop Hopkins. It's worth the time to anyone who likes Ellroy and his style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Leslie Jem | 7/7/2012

    " This was VERY dated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joseph | 3/10/2012

    " One of his early novels. Not his best by a longshot. Ending is kind of ridiculous, but it has some strong moments. Minor work by a master. "

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