WORKS ON ART

Fine art heists, history, and drama
The Art world is one of exclusion, wealth, beauty, and high-mindedness—making it the perfect setting for the kind of drama and intrigue that fuels the best stories, both real and fictional. In this collection, tales of art thieves, forgers, and fortune hunters meld with studies of the artists themselves and the indelible marks they've made on our culture and imaginations.
    • The Vanishing Velázquez

    • A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece
    • By: Laura Cumming
    • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    When John Snare, a 19th-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating study of art history

    • By Ron on 07-02-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Lady in Gold

    • The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer'
    • By: Anne-Marie O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 284

    The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the 20th century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Get a better narrator.

    • By David A Weatherbie on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Provenance

    • How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
    • By: Laney Salisbury, Aly Sujo
    • Narrated by: Marty Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Here is a tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • reads like a thriller

    • By Andy on 04-26-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mad Enchantment

    • Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies
    • By: Ross King
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    We have all seen, whether live, in photographs or on postcards, some of Claude Monet's legendary water lily paintings....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book. Awful awful narration.

    • By Stephanie Croquez on 06-23-17
    • Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies
    • By: Ross King
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 09-08-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 110 ratings

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Swerve

    • How the World Became Modern
    • By: Stephen Greenblatt
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,038

    Greenblatt transports listeners to the dawn of the Renaissance and chronicles the life of an intrepid book lover who rescued a crucial Roman philosophical text from certain oblivion....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too many swerves

    • By A reader on 05-20-12

    Regular price: $21.52

    • The Monuments Men

    • Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    • By: Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,025

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fine book, adequate narration

    • By Paul Bennett on 03-13-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Priceless

    • How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
    • By: Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bogged down by a bad narration.

    • By April D Love on 10-24-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

    • By: Ken Perenyi
    • Narrated by: Dan Butler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    The true story of America's greatest art forger....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Forgery to Story Telling

    • By Tina M. on 08-16-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Art Detective

    • Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures
    • By: Philip Mould
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    What separates a masterpiece from a piece of junk....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Art Detective was Interesting

    • By L. O. Pardue on 10-04-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • In Montmartre

    • Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art
    • By: Sue Roe
    • Narrated by: Emma Bering
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the 20th century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Luis on 05-10-17
    • Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art
    • By: Sue Roe
    • Narrated by: Emma Bering
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 04-21-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 138 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Vanished Smile

    • The Mysterious Theft of the Mona Lisa
    • By: R. A. Scotti
    • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In Paris at the start of a radically new century, the most famous face in the history of art stepped out of her frame and into a sensational mystery....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read Far Too Slowly

    • By Bonnie L. Mcintosh on 05-07-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Goldfinch

    • By: Donna Tartt
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,667
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23,694

    The author of the classic best-sellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $34.21

    • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 815
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    After earning a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Tracy Chevalier was immediately recognized for her literary talent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece

    • By Elizabeth on 11-05-06

    Regular price: $18.70

    • I, Juan de Pareja

    • By: Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In the era of Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyke, Spain had its own great painter: Diego Velasquez....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, just beautiful!

    • By Ralph on 11-13-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

    • A Novel
    • By: Dominic Smith
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,282

    In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work is known to remain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Story Definitely NOT a Forgery!

    • By KarKinz on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $27.99