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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 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: November 2010 ISBN: 9781482979886
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Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins can’t stand music, or any loud sounds. He’s got a beautiful wife, but he can’t get enough of other women. And instead of bedtime stories, he regales his daughters with bloody crime stories. He’s a thinking man’s cop with a dark past and an obsessive drive to hunt down monsters who prey on the innocent. Now, there’s something haunting him. He sees a connection in a series of increasingly gruesome murders of women committed over a period of twenty years. To solve the case, Hopkins will dump all the rules and risk his career to make the final link and get the killer. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A brilliant detective and a mysterious psychopath come together in a final dance of death.”

    New York Times

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

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Bold, electrifying…Ellroy strips prose to its raw, gleaming bone…James Ellroy is an American original, a sophisticated primitive as smooth as the snick-snick! of a pump shotgun and as subtle as the inevitable blast.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Ellroy’s writing is powerful…his pacing relentless…his characters real. He is a major talent.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Nobody in this generation matches the breadth and depth of James Ellroy’s way with noir.”

    Detroit News

  • In Los Angeles a psychotic police sergeant and a psychopath are obsessed with sex. They tangle when the sergeant sees a connection in a twenty-year series of murders. When he sets out to solve them, much violence and sex ensue. The plot, by the author of LA CONFIDENTIAL, seems implausible, even for Los Angeles. But L.J. Ganser's confident delivery grows on you until you almost believe that the bizarre events are actually happening. He gives every character an individual voice and personality, which, given the prevailing level of psychological disturbance, is not a trivial feat. Ganser is an excellent guide for a wild tour through the underbelly of Los Angeles.

  • “L.J. Ganser's confident delivery grows on you…He gives every character an individual voice and personality…an excellent guide for a wild tour through the underbelly of Los Angeles.”

    AudioFile

  • “More than any other contemporary author, Ellroy gets inside the skull of the sadistic psychopath…A true original.”

    Jonathan Kellerman

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flor | 4/13/2011

    " Buena historia, sigue vigente a pesar de que han pasado unos 30 años de que Ellroy la escribió. No me acomodé mucho a la narrativa, sin embargo. A veces me hacía perder el hilo de la historia, supongo que es cuestión de acostumbrarse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruno | 1/22/2011

    " An early Ellroy novel and the first in a trilogy one can see his style still in its infancy but the themes are there and the on here is one that people still have trouble dealing with. an interesting read by the king of crime fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geraud | 12/6/2010

    " j'ai préféré ses romans se situant durant les années 50 et 60. mais ça reste du très bon polar "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 7/24/2010

    " Decent enough little crime fiction novel, but I'd only really recommend it to hardcore Ellroysians to see how his themes and writing style have developed over the past thirty years or so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 7/22/2010

    " If you're an Ellroy fan, then this is interesting enough to warrant a 3 (to see the development of Ellroy's themes and obsessions), but if you're not it's probably a 1. So I'll settle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 QVT | 9/28/2009

    " Pulp, and don't be told differently. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/25/2009

    " SO GOOD! I can't wait to read the rest of Ellroy's writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 2/23/2009

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The supercop with some tragic flaws is starting to wear a little though. Not sure what purpose the ending serves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqui | 4/21/2008

    " really good so far. a few parts are kind of gross though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kit | 11/30/2007

    " The Lloyd Hopkins series was all right, but it paved the way for Ellroy's LA quartet, so that’s a great thing. If you haven't read Ellroy yet, though, I'd start with the Black Dahlia instead of one of these earlier ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 3/21/2007

    " 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. "

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About the Author
Author James EllroyJames Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the L.A. Quartet: The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz, and the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy: American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s A Rover. These seven novels have won numerous honors and were international best sellers. Ellroy currently lives in Los Angeles.
About the Narrator

L. J. Ganser is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the 2005 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has appeared onstage in New York and in regional productions, has several episodes of Law & Order in his list of credits, and has recorded over two hundred audiobooks. Before becoming an actor, he was a ship’s cook in Maine, a roofer, a painter, and a swim team coach.