The Empty Glass by J. I. Baker audiobook

The Empty Glass

By J. I. Baker
Read by Kirby Heyborne and Arielle DeLisle

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200073696

  • ISBN: 9798200073689

  • ISBN: 9798200073702

Runtime: 7.65 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the early-morning hours of August 5, 1962, Los Angeles County deputy coroner Ben Fitzgerald arrives at the home of the world's most famous movie star, now lying dead in her bedroom, naked and still clutching a telephone.  There he discovers The Book of Secrets—Marilyn Monroe's diary—revealing a doomed love affair with a man she refers to only as "The General."  In the following days, Ben unravels a wide-ranging cover-up and some heartbreaking truths about the fragile, luminous woman behind the celebrity.  Soon the sinister and surreal accounts in The Book of Secrets bleed into Ben's own life, and he finds himself, like Monroe, trapped in a deepening paranoid conspiracy. The Empty Glass is an unforgettable combination of the riveting facts and legendary theories that have dogged Monroe, the Kennedys, the Mafia, and even the CIA for decades. It is an exciting debut from a remarkable new thriller writer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] imaginative 1960s yarn.” US Weekly
James Ellroy fans will relish Baker's impressive first novel, a dark paranoid thriller . . . barbed prose makes a familiar story fresh. Fluent in the noir idiom, Baker maintains the depressing atmospherics throughout. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“It’s LA Confidential meets the Bio channel with a little TMZ thrown in for fun.” Elle
“James Ellroy fans will relish Baker’s impressive first novel, a dark paranoid thriller…Barbed prose makes a familiar story fresh. Fluent in the noir idiom, Baker maintains the depressing atmospherics throughout.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Baker conjures a suitably paranoid atmosphere and crackling dialogue in this look at the seedy intersection of celebrity, politics, and power.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: J. I. Baker

Author Bio: J. I. Baker

J. I. Baker is the executive editor of Conde Nast Traveler and a former development editor at Time Inc. He has also worked for Real Simple, Glamour, and Us Weekly magazines and is a founding editor of Time Out New York.

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Author Bio: J. L. Baker

Author Bio: J. L. Baker

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English