The Glitter Dome
- Narrated by: Adam Verner
- Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-06-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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A visit to The Glitter Dome - their after-hours watering hole, where the lights are kaleidoscopic and groupies plentiful - is the only way to come down from the excitement and fear of the day.
Suddenly, their grim world of vice, drugs, and child abuse is interrupted by the murder of a major studio’s president. And two veteran homicide detectives discover the alarming extent to which they, too, have been seduced by Hollywood.
Once again, in the boisterous and riveting tradition of The Choirboys, Joseph Wambaugh creates a group of unexpected and unforgettable characters who inhabit the shadow world he knows so well, where the line between cop and criminal is destroyed.
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By Abbie on 12-28-11
My problem is I like Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood series and fell for what the publisher says about this book. It's a lie.
Look not here for the likes of Hollywood Nate, Flotsam, Jetsam, or the Oracle. Unlike most of Wambaugh's other LAPD stories, there is no comic relief, not a hint of honor, and no endearing characters. Most are depressed, played out, addicted, divorced, degraded, case-hardened men (sorry, no women cops) that look forward to nothing so much as their own suicides. I began to wish they'd offed themselves before Wambaugh had sat down to write.
This book is a tiresome reiteration of all the forms of immorality and crime that isolated, desperate, and ungodly people can manifest. Private problems of the most intimate types, including how to off yourself successfully with a gun, are described in minute detail. Continued isolation, booze, and loose women are offered again and again as the hoped for, but ever unsuccessful, redemption.
Borrrrrrring. And depressing, if you can get through it, which I couldn't.
In spite of these drawbacks, the narrator carries it well, No complaints about him.
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