American Lightning

Howard Blum, Author, John H. Mayer, Read by
Howard Blum, Author, John H. Mayer, Read by , read by John H. Mayer. Random House Audio $34.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-7455-9
Reviewed on: 11/24/2008
Release date: 09/01/2008

This fabulous tale by acclaimed investigative journalist Blum relates the events of October 1, 1910, when the Los Angeles Times building was bombed. America's greatest detective, William J. Burns, hits the scene to investigate and uncovers a massive plot by labor activists who will eventually be defended by Clarence Darrow and documented by legendary filmmaker D.W. Griffith. The story is entertaining and thoroughly engaging tale, and will have film and history buffs clamoring for more. Luckily, John H. Mayer's narration is equally engaging. Mayer reads with an air of old Hollywood: brisk, crisp and always attractive. The result is a true tale that reads like a superbly crafted novel and one that cries out for repeated listens. A Crown hardcover (Reviews, June 9). (Sept.)

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