American Tabloid by James Ellroy audiobook

American Tabloid

By James Ellroy
Read by Christopher Lane

Brilliance Audio 9780375727375

The Underworld USA Trilogy: Book 1

18.52 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $14.99
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781501276569

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $19.99

    ISBN: 9781501276606

We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK’s presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination—in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C....Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and various loose cannons conspire in a covert anarchy...Where the right drugs, the right amount of cash, the right murder, buys a moment of a man’s loyalty...Where three renegade law-enforcement officers—a former L.A. cop and two FBI agents—are shaping events with the virulence of their greed and hatred, riding full-blast shotgun into history....James Ellroy’s trademark nothing-spared rendering of reality, blistering language, and relentless narrative pace are here in electrifying abundance, put to work in a novel as shocking and daring as anything he’s written: a secret history that zeroes in on a time still shrouded in secrets and blows it wide open.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK’s presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination—in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C....

Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and various loose cannons conspire in a covert anarchy...

Where the right drugs, the right amount of cash, the right murder, buys a moment of a man’s loyalty...

Where three renegade law-enforcement officers—a former L.A. cop and two FBI agents—are shaping events with the virulence of their greed and hatred, riding full-blast shotgun into history....

James Ellroy’s trademark nothing-spared rendering of reality, blistering language, and relentless narrative pace are here in electrifying abundance, put to work in a novel as shocking and daring as anything he’s written: a secret history that zeroes in on a time still shrouded in secrets and blows it wide open.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hard-bitten…Ingenious…Ellroy segues into political intrigue without missing a beat.” New York Times
“A supremely controlled work of art.” New York Times Book Review
“Compulsively readable…Hard to forget.” Chicago Tribune
“Vastly entertaining.” Los Angeles Times
“A cool and riveting evocation of a cultural epoch abounding in government surveillance, endemic corruption and yellow journalism.” Publishers Weekly
“Profoundly disturbing, utterly intoxicating.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: James Ellroy

Author Bio: 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.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 18.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English