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  • Sutton

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By J. R. Moehringer
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (173)

    Born in the slums of Brooklyn, in the first year of the 20th century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. If they weren’t taking brazen risks, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Trapped in a cycle of bank panics, depressions and soaring unemployment, Sutton saw only one way out. So began the career of America’s most successful bank robber. Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, and such a master at breaking out of prisons, police called him one of the most dangerous men.

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    "A Very Bad Book"
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    Would you try another book from J. R. Moehringer and/or Dylan Baker?

    I will never try another book from this author or from this narrator.


    What could J. R. Moehringer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story is jerky and implausible. The characters are cardboard cutouts, uninteresting, unattractive and often disgusting - but not in a good way. To me, gratuitous cruelty is unforgivable, and this book has gratuitous cruelty in spades. I finally stopped reading at the slaughter house scene during the cheering as they watched the slitting of the animals' throats.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Extremely insensitive to any subtleties in the material. Overly and inappropriately dramatic.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm amazed that this book found a publisher.

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