This Storm by James Ellroy audiobook

This Storm: A novel

By James Ellroy
Read by Craig Wasson

Random House Audio

The Second LA Quartet Series: Book 2

26.60 Hours Unabridged
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A massive novel of World War II Los Angeles. The crowning work of an American master. It is January, 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They're grievously wrong. It's a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He's a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He's gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She's a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. They've signed on for the dead-man job. They've got a hot date with History. They will fight their inner wars within The War with unstoppable fury.

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A Crime Reads Pick of Best Crime Novels of Summer

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A massive novel of World War II Los Angeles. The crowning work of an American master.

It is January, 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They're grievously wrong. It's a summons to misalliance and all the spoils of a brand-new war.

Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He's a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, caught up in the maelstrom of the Japanese internment. Dudley Smith is an LAPD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He's gone rogue and gone all-the-way Fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She's a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core.

They've signed on for the dead-man job. They've got a hot date with History. They will fight their inner wars within The War with unstoppable fury.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Aa generally mind-altering exploration of the ideological battles of good and evil fought contemporaneous to the famous battles of WWII.” Crime Reads
Ask me to name the best living novelist who’s fierce, brave, funny, scatological, beautiful, convoluted, and paranoid . . . and it becomes simple: James Ellroy. If insanity illuminated by highly dangerous strokes of literary lightning is your thing, then Ellroy’s your man. Stephen King
James Ellroy is the American Dostoevsky. Joyce Carol Oates
One of the great American writers of our time. Los Angeles Times
“Narrator Craig Wasson mans the mic like a jazz poet in this second installment in James Ellroy’s LA WWII trilogy. Wasson channels Ellroy’s poetic ramblings into an audio cadence that sizzles with the slang and accents of wartime Los Angeles…Wasson has narrated Ellroy previously, so he’s familiar with characters such as corrupt cop Dudley Smith and Japanese forensics expert Hideo Ashida. Wasson’s reading delivers Ellroy’s lyricism but also presents the harsh language of humanity’s underbelly. Winner of the AudoFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A stunning sequel.” Publishers Weekly
“The second volume of Ellroy’s second LA Quartet picks up where Perfidia left off, on New Year’s Eve 1941 and begins a chaotic 1942 with a plot so convoluted readers will be grateful every time characters restate the facts.” Booklist

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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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 26.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English