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"It's a serious pleasure to have Joseph Wambaugh back in Los Angeles and writing another blisteringly funny police procedural about the LAPD." (New York Times)
"Terrific characterization." (Kirkus Reviews)
Was repulsed from the start right through, not suiable for general audinces - would have preferred to have been warned with a rating sys as this was R 18+ boardering on X.
Entertaining and amusing, good characterisation with an underlying thread.
"an unrelenting joy"
I am a harsh marker - but this is a 9/10 audiobook.
Contrary to the slightly misleading publishers blurb, this is an ensemble story which only really focuses on one story towards the end of the book. A full and diverse range of police officers and citizens are given a thorough outing and each of them brings a unique joy. While there are undoubtedly moments of drama and pain, the emotive core of the book is comic; Wambaugh has a perceptive and critical eye for Americana and all that lies within in it, with the cultures of drugs, police, politics and of course hollywood sent up in a style that quite frequently made me laugh out loud.
It should also be noted this audiobook is a fantastic medium; this is one of the best narrations I've heard from Audible, and the chapters are at just the right length at around 40 minutes.
I can think of few people to whom this would not appeal; as highly recommended as anything else on this site.
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