All Involved

  • by Ryan Gattis
  • Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White, Anthony Ray Perez, James Chen, Jim Cooper, Marisol Ramirez
  • 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots: six days of looting, arson, assault, and murder. America's second largest city in chaos.
In All Involved Ryan Gattis weaves a heart-stopping narrative from the perspectives of characters whose stories of the riots were never told. In six sections, each covering a single day, we follow the intersecting lives of 17 people: gang members, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement officers, and graffiti artists, every one changed for ever.
Though the events of All Involved are fictional, every word is infused with authenticity and intimacy. A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as the television seriesThe Wire, this is a mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty.

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What the Critics Say

"All Involved is a symphonic, pitch-perfect, superlative novel. It swallowed me whole." (David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas)
"[All Involved] is overwhelmingly physical. It winds you in the gut and blasts you in the brain... Several days on from reading it and I'm still reeling." (Independent)
"This novel is so blood-soaked that if you sprayed it with luminol, it would glow like a beacon" (Sunday Express)
"An ambitious novel' (The Sunday Times)

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Engrossing

Would you listen to All Involved again? Why?

Yes, it was an engrossing listen with realistic and complex characters. I'm sure than one would uncover more insight into the story and characters on an additional listen.


What was one of the most memorable moments of All Involved?

For me the most memorable moment was how Payasa, Ernie's sister, reacts when she sees his body and covers his face. This moving scene demonstrated the love that she has for her brother, and reflects her humanity beneath her "tough guy" exterior.


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Gloria was my favourite character, as she was the one that I identified with the most.


Any additional comments?

I was hesitant when I purchased this book, but soon found myself engrossed by the story. It is a great listen and was well worth the credit. The narrators all did an excellent job.

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- Fadila

So glad I read this book

If you could sum up All Involved in three words, what would they be?

Pacey. Tragic. Real.


What was one of the most memorable moments of All Involved?

Reading a line that revealed the age of one of the characters.


What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The accents & excellent dramatization add to the books authenticity/believability.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Read the book first.


Any additional comments?

I couldn't put this down. Looking forward to Ryan Gattis next book.

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- Sinead Dee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2015
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.