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Ron

Crofton, MD, United States

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  • Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ken Perenyi
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (191)

    Ten years ago, an FBI investigation was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, experts, and major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure”. Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this audiobook, Caveat Emptor, is that artist, Ken Perenyi’s, confession.

    Tina M. says: "Forgery to Story Telling"
    "Hang on for a great ride!!"
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    If you could sum up Caveat Emptor in three words, what would they be?

    Spellbinding! Entertaining!!! Wonderful!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story flow with a great narrator!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first encounter with the F.B.I.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No. The entire book was just great!


    Any additional comments?

    The audio brings the story to vivid life. Spellbinding.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jerry Weintraub, Rich Cohen, George Clooney (foreword)
    • Narrated By Jerry Weintraub
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (87)

    Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him - the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood - he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door.

    Ron says: "How could you not really like Jerry Weintraub??"
    "How could you not really like Jerry Weintraub??"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The winning personality of Jerry Weintraub blazes through the audio like a hot knife thru butter.


    What other book might you compare When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead to and why?

    This one is unique. Probably more enjoyable to just read Weintraub's book again.


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

    The "New York" attitude really comes to the front.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How does a guy fall in love with and marry a lady that is a "ten" plus and then has the "hutzpah" to move another woman into the same house for purposes of co-habitation?? Now that's a salesman!!


    Any additional comments?

    Great story! Well told.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (2213)
    Performance
    (1091)
    Story
    (1086)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "Inspiring."
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    What did you love best about On Writing?

    Surprisingly candid. Great story telling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Thoughtful, honest and spellbinding. A book that could only have been narrated by Mr. King. A great opportunity to learn from the master. The audio adds immeasurably to the story.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen King – was your favorite?

    Stephen King. It turns out that he is, in no way, the monster that I had envisioned prior to hearing his book. Whomever decided to allow Mr. King to narrate his book deserves a gold star and a seat at the head of the class.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire story/presentation was not unlike the beginning of an earthquake. Just enough rumbles to get going and then swallowing up the listener with wonderful stories. Bravo!


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe another "inside" story by the author?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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