Hellhound On His Trail by Hampton Sides audiobook

Hellhound On His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin

By Hampton Sides
Read by Hampton Sides

Random House Audio
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    ISBN: 9780739358931

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Edgar Award Nominee One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle With a New Afterword On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King’s assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a President and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. With Hellhound On His Trail, Sides shines a light on the largest manhunt in American history and brings it to life for all to see.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2010 O Magazine Best Book in Nonfiction

A 2010 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Nonfiction

A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2010 Washington Post Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2010 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Nonfiction

A 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Edgar Award Nominee One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle

With a New Afterword

On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King’s assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a President and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. With Hellhound On His Trail, Sides shines a light on the largest manhunt in American history and brings it to life for all to see.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Knowing how the era-defining story ends doesn’t make these parallel portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the man who killed him any less riveting.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Searing…A complex crime mystery that shifts the focus from Dr. King to his killer…Gripping.” Wall Street Journal
“A riveting recreation of a tragedy…Through Sides’ use of novelistic pacing, details, and descriptions, he creates suspense that will propel readers through a slice of history.” USA Today
“Viscerally dramatic…Spellbinding…Both Dr. King and Ray come to life in these remarkable pages.” New York Times
“A taut, vibrant account…Chilling in detail and particularly haunting in evoking the confusion and pathos in the minutes following the single crack of Ray’s rifle.” Los Angeles Times
“Enlightening…A valuable contribution to the historical record [and] a memorable and persuasive portrait.” Washington Post
“Nail-bitingly riveting.” Newsday
“Remarkable journalism…Compulsively readable…[Sides] writes…with a passion that resonates…Compelling.” Dallas Morning News
“Gripping, exciting, and engrossing…Hits us with the shuddering intensity of a high-speed collision.” Times (London)
“Remarkable…A window on the passions and contradictions of an era.” Christian Science Monitor
“Sides’ meticulous yet driving account of Ray’s plot to murder King and the 68-day international manhunt that followed is in essence a true-crime story and a splendid specimen of the genre—a genuine corker.” Salon
“A carefully researched and crisply written account…Sides crafts careful profiles of his major characters.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Extraordinary…Remarkable journalism.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Impossible to put down…A masterful work of narrative nonfiction, no one does it better than Hampton Sides.” Associated Press
“Meticulously researched, reads like nothing so much as a novel…creating plenty of plain old-fashioned suspense that makes the reader’s heart pound.” Oregonian
“As urgent a page-turner as any crime novel—a feat Sides accomplishes without sacrificing historical detail and insight.” St. Petersburg Times
“An authoritative, engrossing narrative…Thoroughly researched but executed with the pacing of a fine novel and a dash of top-notch police procedural…Meticulous.” Miami Herald

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Author Bio: Hampton Sides

Author Bio: Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides, a native of Memphis, is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and their three sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 15.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English