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Enrique

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  • Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Laney Salisbury, Aly Sujo
    • Narrated By Marty Peterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (122)

    Here is a tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries - many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today. Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history.

    Andy says: "reads like a thriller"
    "Good listening"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Provenance to be better than the print version?

    Not really, Marty speaks too fast


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Myatt, he is very naive


    What about Marty Peterson’s performance did you like?

    I did not like her performance, maybe she needs to slow down a bit


    If you could give Provenance a new subtitle, what would it be?

    How an art forger deceived the high end art galleries


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Douglas Starr
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (125)

    A riveting true crime story that vividly recounts the birth of modern forensics. At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher, known and feared as “The Killer of Little Shepherds,” terrorized the French countryside. He eluded authorities for years - until he ran up against prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era’s most renowned criminologist.

    Praetor says: "Masterly introduction to modern forensic science"
    "Great reading!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure, I have forensic friends , I have recommended this book to them


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Mr Lacassagne way of thinking is a very interesting aspect of the story, he's very Smart and simple at the same time. I cannot remember anything non-interesting


    What about Erik Davies’s performance did you like?

    Not really too much, sometimes his voice is very relaxing


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    not really, but it made me think on the early forensic science and thinking on that time


    Any additional comments?

    The book talks on the Dreyfuss affair but it never deepens on it, I would like to have that extra background in the early chapters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4028)
    Performance
    (1771)
    Story
    (1781)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "Very illustrative, a real archeological job"
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    Where does The Devil in the White City rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    5th one


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, Mudget behavior is a patological case to read


    Did Scott Brick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, his voice is clear without cutting words


    If you could give The Devil in the White City a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The beginning of our era


    Any additional comments?

    Something is wrong with the recording, at times sounds like a scratched CD

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diamond Geezers: The Inside Story of the Crime of the Millennium

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kris Hollington
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    For the first time since that extraordinary day, investigative journalist Kris Hollington lays bare the bones of the case, using exclusive, in-depth interviews with the Diamond Geezers, the police, Dome workers and De Beers employees to get to the heart of the heist. Discover who was crazy enough to want to buy the hottest diamonds in the world, as well as the shocking secrets of the planet's most precious diamond collection.

    James C says: "Interesting True Crime story"
    "Worths the invested time"
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    Would you listen to Diamond Geezers: The Inside Story of the Crime of the Millennium again? Why?

    Not really, it is not my style to read book twice


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes until they where caught


    What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like his pase and clear voice, makes it easy to understand, his characterizations are good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The pseudocrime of the millenium


    Any additional comments?

    No more comments

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Pearl Heist: London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Molly Caldwell Crosby
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London’s perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other - a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective - in the greatest jewel heist of the new century. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker. Word of the “Mona Lisa of Pearls” spreads around the world, captivating jewelers as well as thieves.

    Kathy says: "Great find!"
    "Fast, easy and enjoyable!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Great Pearl Heist the most enjoyable?

    The story is very good, the jounalism done for this book is amazing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Pearl Heist?

    Everytime Grizzard Was interacting Was memorable


    Did Michael Page do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, his voice had a different tone on each character


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Mermaid tears


    Any additional comments?

    Please send my regards to Molly Caldwell

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thunderstruck

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Bob Balaban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (185)

    In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men: Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Their lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

    Michael Jones says: "Marconi, murder, mix well"
    "Great listening!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Thunderstruck to be better than the print version?

    Way much YES


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not on the edge, however I did not stop reading daily


    Have you listened to any of Bob Balaban’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, i do not have a reference


    If you could give Thunderstruck a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Wireless


    Any additional comments?

    Enhance the cover image it is blured

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Julian Rubinstein
    • Narrated By Eric Bogosian, Demetri Martin, Tommy Ramone, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    Ballad of the Whiskey Robber tells the hilarious and improbable true story of Attila Ambrus, the Robin Hood of Eastern Europe. He's the onetime pelt smugger, goaltender (possibly the worst in the history of pro hockey), pen salesman, Zamboni driver, gravedigger, church painter, roulette addict, building superintendent, whiskey drinker, and native of Transylvania who's decided that the best thing to do with his time is to rob as many banks as possible.

    S. Hawkins says: "Fantastic"
    "Great! Great! Great! Great! Great!"
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    Where does Ballad of the Whiskey Robber rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    1st one ever


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The presence of many different narrators like an audio soap opera


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Attila escapes from jail


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not extreme, it was really enjoyable, it made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Keep writing on true crime....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Scott Selby, Greg Campbell
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (164)

    On February 15, 2003, a group of thieves broke into an allegedly airtight vault in the international diamond capital of Antwerp, Belgium and made off with over $108 million dollars worth of diamonds and other valuables. They did so without tripping an alarm or injuring a single guard in the process.

    morton says: "An Exciting, Terrific, Nail Biting Ride!"
    "The Best listening so far"
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    Would you listen to Flawless again? Why?

    Yes, it's an amazing book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Leonard , he is very smart


    What does Don Hagen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A clean message from the author


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, no one is safe, even the most secure place on earth has risks


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Professor and the Madman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (1361)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (581)

    Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

    Jerry says: "Perfect example of a quality audible book."
    "Great Listening"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Professor and the Madman to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the author reads it


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, there are many facts totally impressive in this research


    What does Simon Winchester bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The English accent, and the pronunciation of the author gives the exact idea the author wanted to communicate to the audience


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The whole research on the subject


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1702)
    Performance
    (1415)
    Story
    (1426)

    The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

    Andy says: "we may not be the most stupid kids on the planet"
    "Great Listening"
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    Where does Boomerang rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    2nd


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Reads like a Diary, very easy to grasp


    What does Dylan Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Texan accent


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Many people fines their present more important than their on future


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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