Sex and Violence in Hollywood

  • by Ray Garton
  • Narrated by Seth Michael Donsky
  • 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sex and Violence in Hollywood will take its place on the shelf next to other Garton classics like Live Girls and The New Neighbor. This blockbuster is a chilling combination of thrills, terror, and black humor, plot reversals and a climax so shocking that it will leave you shaken. Adam Julian, son of a Hollywood screenwriter, has a life many would kill for... and some would kill to keep. He's tangled in a web of forced sex, coerced into robbery, and it's only a short step to killing as a choice. At the center of the book is a sensational murder trial which oddly resembles the O.J. Simpson case. The cast features an abrasive, star-struck female judge, blundering prosecuting attorneys, a nerdy defendant who reserves his right to silence, and Rona Horowitz, a pint-sized, ball-of-fire of a defense lawyer. The defendant may be guilty, but energetic Rona tries one outrageous legal stunt after another in order to exonerate her client. Drenched in the glamour, and the sleaze, of high line and lowlife Hollywood, this satirical and entertaining look at the criminal justice system, turned inside out and upside down by showbiz at its best and worst, is a panorama of crime, corruption, and violence delivered with grim authenticity and hilarious awfulness.

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

would have worked better as a short story


What will your next listen be?

Whatever takes my fancy, S/F, crime, history............


How could the performance have been better?

a slightly younger voice would have suited the story better


What character would you cut from Sex and Violence in Hollywood?

The best friend's gay parents were irrelevant


Any additional comments?

I bought this thinking it would be a murder mystery, most of it was like a badly written teenage angst rant going nowhere. Most of the story is over long and the end is very predictable.

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- victoria

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios