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Why we don't have White Cities on the moon! Larson shows us a people who once were capable of doing anything. A people that could do anything with tools we would think impossible to the task. A people capable of going to the moon, or building a skyscraper on ground that could not support it, yet does to this day. In our day and age red tape would kill such fantastic efforts and dreams.
To weave a mass murderer around 1900th century Chicago World's Fair was brilliant! The descriptions of life in Chicago makes you understand how clean our environment is today vs. yesteryear.
This book made me look up some of the designs of old Chicago buildings, especially the Rookery.
Listened to it on my Blackberry Torch. Still astonished.
The dual stories intertwined.
Devil in the White City very applicable
Several stories for the price of one, the Chicago Worlds Fair, buildings and people behind it, as well as the serial killer. Not only are the people a character, but the buildings and grounds feel as if they are characters themselves. I found myself googling information and pictures about Holmes, the Chicago Worlds Fair and the people behind the creation of the grounds and buildings while listening to the story, and after. It brought me in and drove me to want to know more. It really extended the story for me. I will definitely read/listen to this book again and again.
fascinating historical information
Herman Mudgett. He was so incredibly evil.
He saved my life. Had I read the book while driving, I probably would have wrecked my car and died.
Invention of the Ferris Wheel.
This was a real page turner all the way.
I can't classify it w all the other audio books because of its unique story line and style. The story would be annoying if it weren't fact. But since it is fact it is very good and educational
Buffalo bill. He was generous to the poor during difficult economic times.
Scott brick is amazing. He helps me focus on the tedious important facts that could be lost if read
The amazing adventures of the Chicago worlds fair
This book won't be for everyone. Put in perspective that it is an educational read first and a story second. In other words make sure you understand what to expect before reading
Writer, Reader, Former Bookseller (RIP Borders)
Brick (narrator) is well paired with this book and does an excellent job. The story brings to life a rarely highlighted but extraordinarily important time in the development of the American culture, and that's only the background to the real story! Fantastically done.
This story could have been written as facts, it could have been written as two separate books all together unrelated, however when intertwined the stories keep you on the edge of your seat asking , did this really happen? Worth reading again.
The narrator Scott Brick is truly gifted.
Scott Brick has one of those clear, easy to follow, professional sounding voices. While an interesting piece chocked full of historical information, sometimes the story line bogged down by way too many details.
I liked the by-play, and juxtaposed images of the White City and the Devil. I intentionally look for audio books that are on the long side, but perhaps this story could be better served by a little condensing.
Overall worth a listen.
I thought that splitting the two story lines to be slightly distracting and left the impact of both stories a bit soft and droning. It felt as though the moment I was engulfed into one story line it would end and I would have to begin again. Well written no doubt and fascinating material but I felt that it didn't quite deliver. I usually am more into the book than the film but I am looking forward to how the film develops.