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The Man Who Robbed the Pierre Audiobook

The Man Who Robbed the Pierre: The Story of Bobby Comfort

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Publisher's Summary

Bobby Comfort wanted to be a good something. He turned out to be a great criminal.

January 2, 1972: Men in tuxedos rob the Pierre, a New York hotel. They get away with $11 million worth of cash and jewelry. The police are baffled by how large-scale a heist could go off so smoothly. The answer was in the leader of the thieves, a man by the name of Bobby Comfort. Comfort took to crime from a young age, card sharping, petty theft, and eventually robbery. Taking money from the rich, though, was where he excelled. Like Robin Hood (only keeping the loot himself), Comfort masterminded what was, at the time, the most lucrative heist in history.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ira Berkow chronicles the crime, using first-hand accounts to weave together a ripping cops-and-robbers yarn, and a portrait of a truly American rogue.

©1987 Ira Berkow (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 04-21-15
    B Rose Ivins, UT USA 04-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good listen"

    This is face passed and exciting. Hard to believe how much the did and got away with before the Pierre. Worth the listen.

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    Kate M. 03-23-15
    Kate M. 03-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fascinating story where you root for the criminal"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Man Who Robbed the Pierre to be better than the print version?

    Maybe--I found the narrator somewhat distracting because of his strange cadence.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character, Comfort, was a lifetime criminal but you find yourself liking him and not wanting him to get caught.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I have listened to other audiobooks performed by Hoye. I know that he has won awards, but I find him somewhat "NPR"-like in his presentation. He does a good job when reading quotes, but at the end of every sentence he drags out the last word. Very annouing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes--really wanted to find out how it finished.


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    good listen, classic old school jewel heist, well read, would make a good movie, recommended

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