Because the Night Audiobook, by James Ellroy Play Audiobook Sample

Because the Night Audiobook

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Read By: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy Release Date: November 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781482976069

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

27

Longest Chapter Length:

43:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:49 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

21:52 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

21

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Publisher Description

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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"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. "

— Leo (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “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

Because the Night Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 2.85714285714286 out of 52.85714285714286 out of 52.85714285714286 out of 52.85714285714286 out of 52.85714285714286 out of 5 (2.86)
5 Stars: 0
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 8
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 2
Narration: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 (3.00)
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3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 (3.00)
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4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — Darren Maxwell, 11/3/2020
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Amy, 10/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Leo, 6/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This was VERY dated. "

    — Leslie, 7/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Joseph, 3/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Ellroy. My man. "

    — Lee, 9/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Tightly drawn characters battling for some crude sense of justice and sanity in a world where the world turns a deaf ear to depravity as long as it's on the side of the Law. "

    — Dev, 7/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " While I liked the unexpected twists in this, the main character seemed to be a bit of a manic-depressive, alternating between Super-Cop and crying, and that put me off a bit, but not enough to stop reading the book. "

    — Bob, 6/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not quite at the level of LA Quartet intensity, but still a decent read. "

    — Rob, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Lesser-known Ellroy book compared to biggies like L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, but it's still a great read. I'm definetely going to seek out "Blood on the Moon" next. "

    — Matt, 8/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I gave up on this. It went in fits and starts and then I realized I just had no desire to waste any further time on it. This is early Ellroy. I just didn't find anything redeeming about the villain. But I did like the detective. "

    — Jan, 12/16/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " While I liked the unexpected twists in this, the main character seemed to be a bit of a manic-depressive, alternating between Super-Cop and crying, and that put me off a bit, but not enough to stop reading the book. "

    — Bob, 2/19/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Joseph, 1/10/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Tightly drawn characters battling for some crude sense of justice and sanity in a world where the world turns a deaf ear to depravity as long as it's on the side of the Law. "

    — Dev, 3/21/2007

About James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His LA Quartet novels—The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz—were international bestsellers. American Tabloid was Time’s Novel of the Year for 1995, and his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. He lives on the California coast.

About L. J. Ganser

L. J. Ganser is a multiple Audie Award–winning narrator with over six hundred titles recorded to date. Prized for versatility, his work ranges from preschool books to crime noir thrillers, from astronomical adventures in both science and science fiction, to Arctic Circle high school basketball stories. He lives in New York City with his family and dog, Mars.