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"Dramatic...thrilling...remarkable." (Los Angeles Times)
"Much more than a prison chronicle, much more than a tale of escape." (Chicago Tribune)
I think it would be easier to read than to listen to, it is more historical than entertaining.
Probably the information on the way they kept the prisoners isolated from each other and without any news on the outside.
I think he did a great job in general.
Prison of the mind.
If you are a history buff than you will like this detailed account of Alcatraz and its detailed account of some notorious inmates.
After listening to this book, I want to learn more about the prison. I really enjoyed the Bird Man of Alcatraz movie and now I want to see if there is a book about him. The history of the island, Al Capone, the escapes and the escape methods were fascinating. If you like history, this book moves along and is not boring.
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The writing does a good job at what the daily life at Alcatraz was like. Great piece of non-fiction.
I have a morbid interest in the lives and sometimes deaths of scumbags and prison life , but not actually wanting to go there myself
Very interesting ,historically and another light cast upon the film of the same name
well worth a credit or cash
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
This book only has a section about the actual escape from Alcatraz. The rest of the book is filled with fascinating insights into the workings of the prison, including the various methods used to break down prisoners psychologically. The piece on Al Capone was very interesting. I found this whole book a great education on Alcatraz itself and would highly recommend it. The narrator did a great job of bringing the details and facts to life.
This book about “The Rock” was one of the most captivating and intense books that I’ve ever read! I didn't know what to expect when I started listening to it, but it just kept getting better and better as it went on!
Some of the most notorious and notable crime figures of all time did time at Alcatraz and the author does a great job of telling the story of each and every one of them. Crime bosses such as Al Capone, Robert “The Birdman” Stroud, Machine Gun Kelly and so many more we covered and so many more!
If you’re into intense true crime books, this one should be at the top of your list!
"A thought provoking insight into Alcatraz."
I've always loved Alcatraz - I find it holds such incredible history so just hearing stories about how the inmates lived and the different escape attempts was incredibly interesting.
Learning about Alcatraz and how the island was a world unto it's own.
I chose to listen to this book rather than read it because I got the impression that it would be an awful lot to take in and could at parts be quite boring. Patrick Cullen took a factual book and made it very interesting - I never felt bored and certainly wanted to keep listening.
I thoroughly enjoyed the build up to Frank Morris' escape. The lengths they went to and the risks they took really kept me hooked.
If like me you've always wanted to learn more about Alcatraz and what went on over there then this is definitely the book for you.
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