Bryan Burrough
Bryan Burrough
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Bryan Burrough

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair a former reporter for the The Wall Street Journal, and the author of seven works of nonfiction.

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Bryan Burrough possesses the rare ability to blend his signature—and award-winning—financial reporting with elements of true crime and narrative history, making him a literary unicorn of sorts. He asks questions in his story-telling that allow both him and the listener to connect with each topic on a deeper level, while the only question you’ll be left with once finished is where can I get more from Bryan?Kyle, Audible Editor



    • Public Enemies

    • America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    In Public Enemies, Bryan Burrough strips away a thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI to tell the full story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Need the unabridged version

    • By Craig Hansen on 07-28-04
    • America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 07-15-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 149 ratings
    • The 1930s
    • The 1930s evoke images of the Great Depression, astounding rates of poverty and unemployment, and one of the most impressive crime waves in American history. Telling the story of criminals like Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger, Bryan Burrough presents an incredible account of the depression-era robbers who garnered their notoriety and fame committing bank robberies, stick-ups, and shake-downs of the very institutions that the downtrodden public saw as robbing them first. Thrilling, fast-paced, and full of real-world twists and turns, Public Enemies shows how the fledgling FBI managed to use the birth of forensics to its advantage as it transformed itself into what would become the largest law enforcement agency in the world, helmed by the man who would someday become as feared in Washington as the criminals he pursued.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Big Rich

    • The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    Best-selling author Bryan Burrough reveals how four Texas oil tycoons transformed America....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Houston Oilman

    • By Andrew on 10-12-09
    • The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 03-26-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 460 ratings
    • The 1940s - 1980s
    • Although petroleum oil has been used for a variety of purposes for thousands of years, the true Age of Oil has had profound impacts on the economy, politics, and industry of Texas. And even today the irresistibility of these Texas oil billionaires is evident in popular culture—from soap operas like Dallas to franchise sports teams, celebrity friends, and more. With The Big Rich, Bryan Burrough strikes liquid gold as he weaves together the intricate and intimate details of the men behind the biggest names and the largest fortunes of the Texas Oil industry: Hugh Roy Cullen, Clint Murchison, Sid Richardson, and H.L. Hunt. Burrough’s seamless narrative structure and James Jenner’s masterful performance make it easy to get caught up in the Romeo and Juliet struggles between oil barons, their quest for domination, and the bitter feuds, scandals, and bankruptcies that took them down even faster than they raised them up.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Demon Next Door

    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: Steve White
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19,105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17,216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17,152

    In this chilling tale, best-selling author Bryan Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd narration choice

    • By Amanda Fredericks on 03-08-19
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: Steve White
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 19,105 ratings
    • The 1960s - 1970s
    • The 1960s kicked off a prolific era of serial murders in the United States that lasted for 20 years. The likes of the Manson Family, Son of Sam, the Zodiac Killer, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy all emerged during this grisly time in our history, striking fear in the lives of Americans from coast to coast. And those are just the killers we have all heard of. In The Demon Next Door, Bryan Burrough brings another serial killer from this time to the forefront, a killer with all the telltale adolescent signs of a potential dark future that were overlooked and brushed aside by the powers that be in his small Texas hometown, allowing him to blossom into a monster. This is Burrough’s narrative style at its best, and a sober reminder that monsters do live among us. A must-listen for true crime enthusiasts everywhere.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Days of Rage

    • America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    From the best-selling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing treatment of tough history

    • By Steven on 05-13-15
    • America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 358 ratings
    • The 1970s
    • While the 1970s may have brought us Star Wars and disco, they also brought destruction and terror from groups such as the Black Liberation Army, the Weather Underground, and the Symbionese Liberation Army. Days of Rage is a masterful chronicle of the radical infatuations that defined the 70s, and the FBI’s bumbling opposition to the sub-culture at large. This is undoubtedly a vital entry into the annals of modern American history, from one of the most brilliant historians of our time, performed by iconic narrator Ray Porter.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Barbarians at the Gate

    • The Fall of RJR Nabisco
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: John Helyar
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 934
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 735

    Barbarians at the Gate has been called one of the most influential business books of all time, the definitive account of the largest takeover in Wall Street history....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, not so great audiobook

    • By Cheimon on 11-17-07
    • The Fall of RJR Nabisco
    • By: Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated by: John Helyar
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 03-29-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 934 ratings
    • The 1980s
    • The 1980s saw the development and growth of private equity and venture capital, including the leveraged buyouts and hostile takeovers that came to epitomize the ruthless capitalism and corporate greed of the late Reagan era. In this abridged version of Barbarians at the Gate, authors Bryan Burrough and John Heylar present a gripping account of one of the most ambitious and expensive buyouts of the time: the purchase of RJR Nabisco in 1988. Named one of the best business books of all time, consider this listen the definitive account of 1980s corporate raiding, high finance, and Wall Street’s hand in it all.

    Regular price: $14.95

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