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  • When The Dancing Stopped: The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Brian Hicks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (71)
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    (71)

    In the best-selling tradition of The Devil in the White City, award-winning author Brian Hicks tells the explosive story of the Morro Castle, the elegant luxury liner that burned off the coast of New Jersey on September 7, 1934. The captain died under mysterious circumstances seven hours before his ship caught fire off the New Jersey coast.

    farmhouselady says: "The state of cruise ships, before the Titanic sank"
    "Gripping but forgotten story"
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    Where does When The Dancing Stopped rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Some audio books come and go. The portrayal of the tragedy of the Morro Castle is suspenseful enough that it is worth listening to again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth A. Murray
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (140)

    Modern history is filled with terrible crimes, baffling hoaxes, and seedy scandals. The infamous Jack the Ripper slayings. The alleged survival of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the murdered Tsar. Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's public fall from grace. The Chicago Tylenol poisonings and the copycat crimes that followed.

    Rob Stern says: "You'll never want to kill again"
    "Lives up to the Great Courses reputation"
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    If you could sum up Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals in three words, what would they be?

    Well researched, new perspectives on historical cases, easily understandable. (yeah, more than 3 words, I know......but I liked it!)


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The reader is also the author/instructor, so she knows the material very well.


    What does Professor Elizabeth A. Murray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It wouldn't have the author's obvious enthusiasm for the topic that comes thru in her narrative style.


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

    This is instructive, not fictional. But I would consider taking the Professor's course, if possible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The World's Most Bizarre Murders: True Stories That Will Shock and Amaze You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Marrison
    • Narrated By Drew Campbell
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    This is no ordinary true crime book. If you think you've got the stomach for the most blood-curdling, sickening and downright strangest murders you will ever come across, then look no further than these pages. You have been warned...

    Stephen says: "Interesting Book, TERRIBLE Narrator/Production"
    "Did anyone listen to this first?"
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    Would you try another book from James Marrison and/or Drew Campbell?

    The book is interesting, covering famous and unknown murders/murderers. Many of them I had read in books, but there were some that were "new" to me.


    What didn’t you like about Drew Campbell’s performance?

    I have no doubt that it is difficult to sit and read outloud for multiple hours, but I keep wondering if no one actually edited this. The accent isn't an issue, but the mispronunciations of name & places is very distracting. Plus there are many areas where the reader hesitates & corrects himself (which is fine, but didn't anyone think to cut these parts out?) I've listened to hundreds of audio books in my life,but this has to be the worst editing I've ever heard. I don't blame the reader, just whoever put this on the market before it was finished.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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