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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,531 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781429592161
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1940s Hollywood comes alive in this sequel to The Prince of Beverly Hills.

Rick Barron—former Beverly Hills cop, now head of production of Centurion pictures—returns in a page turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal. Set in 1940s Hollywood, it is the era of the “Red Scare”—when almost anyone could be suspect.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Woods writes with smooth confidence as famous names add spice to a diverting summer read that simmers but never gets hard-boiled. Kirkus Reviews on The Prince of Beverly Hills

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn Starr | 2/19/2014

    " the book is set in the 40's about an executive of a Hollywood movie studio finds his starlet wife and associates under investigation when a screenwriter friend is targeted by witch hunters from the House Un-American Activities Committee-LOTS of politics, Communists and government policies in the 40's-BORING!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Katz | 2/17/2014

    " Odd that I find this book oddly nice within the framework of all the other Stuart Woods novels. It ties a bunch of the Stone Barrington novels together, or really brings a little more story to some of those characters. I like the realistic history thrown in, but I always find it way too easy for Woods' main characters to get what they need. They never seem to have obstacles all that large. That doesn't mean it wasn't an enjoyable read though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lesley | 2/8/2014

    " This was a fun and quick read. It was a follow up to "The Prince of Beverly Hills." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merilyn | 1/31/2014

    " Thought the characters seemed familiar ... didn't figure it out until the Epilogue, I am a bit slow sometimes. Good book, found it quite interesting as it covered the McCarthy Communist Hunts and the blacklist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/29/2014

    " I am normally a big fan of Stuart Woods but this book was not one of my favorites from him. The story takes place in the movie industry post WWII. It jumps between the movie theme and communist theme and there are so many characters (some with alias, I had a hard time keeping everyone straight. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deb | 1/25/2014

    " Could not get past the first five chapters. Just could not get into readying this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 1/18/2014

    " Tepid reading. Murder mystery set in the post WWll era. The most interesting parts are descriptions of how movies were made back then and how McCarthyism affected the industry. OK for an airplane read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia Douglas | 1/15/2014

    " I really liked this Woods book because it took the reader back to the early days of movies and tv. Taking place just after WWII it tells of the start up of movie studios, the famous actors of the day (and a few made-up ones), and a great murder mystery. Fast paced and easy to read, it keeps your attention to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roy | 1/11/2014

    " Not one of the best Stuart Woods books I've read. An interesting story line but not well exercised. characters are not well developed or very interesting - weak climax and ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hattie Phalen | 1/8/2014

    " This is the sequel to Prince of Beverly HIlls. I would recommend that you read that one first. I liked "Prince" better but this was a good read also. The theme of old Hollywood is interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 12/27/2013

    " I didn't think this was very good! I think he depends on people being excited because he uses the names of movie stars! I Did finish it tho! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/21/2013

    " Enjoyed, as I do all Woods' books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevin Coates | 12/15/2013

    " I didnt like this book very much for a couple reasons. It seemed like everyone in the book was super happy, to a point where it seemed unrealistic. Also the murder/mystery didnt take place until the last 50 pages or so. The ending was very predictable and sort of ruins the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie | 12/9/2013

    " Very entertaining book-couldn't stop reading it and didn't have any clue who killed Susie until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charisa Flaherty | 11/14/2013

    " A quick, easy, entertaining read. However, I didn't really get why the whole communist party theme was even introduced I kept waiting for it to tie into the murder. It also was a little strange to me that it took most of the book for the actual crime to be committed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 11/13/2013

    " This book ties together almost all of the lead players in the Stone Barrington and Beverly Hills books by Woods. It is a good bridge book. Quick read with mostly dialog, the reader has to fill in quite a bit and don't look for descriptive dialog. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette | 11/13/2013

    " I mostly just read Stuart Woods when I want something good and easy and maybe just a titch trashy! ;>) This one's kind of interesting because it takes place in the late 1940's during the Red Scare when a lot of Hollywood people were blacklisted for Communist Party activity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don Jenks | 11/2/2013

    " The least entertaining Stuart Woods novel I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 9/21/2013

    " Very Good; sequel to "Prince of Beverly Hills" tells story of Hollywood in the time of Communist witch hunts, the start of TV, and stars and their studios "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Ace | 5/16/2013

    " I like history and old Hollywood so this wasn't a bad read but Woods should have skipped the epilogue. That felt very rushed and added-on at the last minute. There had to be a better way to end things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 5/10/2013

    " Definitely was not impressed by the book at all. Took me awhile to read because I just couldn't get into it. One of the first Stuart Wood books I've read, and I was disappointed :( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 3/13/2013

    " Not a favorite of mine "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/6/2012

    " We enjoy Tony Roberts reading the Stone Barrington series on Audio Books. If you like the Stone Barrington titles, you'll like this one too. This Audio Book was one of Stuart Woods' and Tony Roberts' best light mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria Luttrell | 8/18/2012

    " An excellent memory that provides a little history of the "Red Scare" and how others attempt to push their beliefs on others, even though America was fund with the "freedom" to believe and worship as you wish. Is it really so? A good mystery with an interesting twist. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vicki | 8/11/2012

    " This was not one of his better books. I thought it was boring a lot of the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/20/2012

    " Interesting of the combining characters from author's other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 11/28/2011

    " I read all the Stuart Woods books. They are entertaining, easy reads with short chapters. If you have to read things in order (like me), read The Prince of Beverly Hills before reading this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 10/3/2011

    " A mystery set in the old Hollywood glamour days. A bit confusing at the end but still and easy ok read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KarenC | 9/9/2011

    " Be sure to read The Prince of Beverly Hills first to get a background on the characters. Between the two books it may be possible to liven up the characters. Found the involvement with the McCarthy hearings interesting and relevant to today. Parts dragged, but an entertaining read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raina | 8/4/2011

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as his Holly Barker or Stone Barrington series, but I did really like that glimpse into the past of Hollywood during the McCarthy trials. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 3/1/2011

    " This book is what I love about listening to the book on CD's. I did not waste my time reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 12/20/2010

    " A fun quick read. Lovely characters who are not over dramatized. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 10/21/2010

    " Interesting of the combining characters from author's other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 10/10/2010

    " Read 50 pages and realized I read this a couple of years ago. It was so so as I recall. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 5/26/2010

    " didn't get past first chapter..not good..library book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shu | 4/26/2010

    " Reading as an audio file. Only on chapter 12...a slow mover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie | 1/7/2010

    " Very entertaining book-couldn't stop reading it and didn't have any clue who killed Susie until the very end. "

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