Calling this "literary" is no excuse for bad writing. No momentum, no character development, no story. It saddens me to think of all the readers out there who will think less of themselves because they couldn't read this book. To them, I say, "it's not you."
And why would they pick a narrator who just cannot read. His inflection was beyond awkward. This is the first time, after listening to countless audible.com books, that I actually wanted my money refunded.
overall, a wonderful listen. skillfully researched and written. i admire the author's ability to capture this world and its bizarre characters with clarity and compassion.
Riveting, eye-opening, a true crime beautifully written. This listen gave birth to my turn of the century true crime fascination.
I must have turned to my husband many times during this listen and said, "Wow, are we lucky we weren't around during prohibition". An incredible read and an amazing peek into NYC at a pivotal time. The story of the dialpainter girls is enough to make you buy this book!
This is my pick for my audible book of the year. Mesmerizing. A perfect listen.
It wasn't until I realized that this was probably the actual taping of the A&E episode that I understood why music was constant in the background. Distracting.
I was surprised by how much I was engaged by this book. Bugliosi must be THE world's best lawyer turned author. Really, an amazing writer.
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