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Grayson L. Schwarz

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I Can't Make This Up audiobook cover art

Quit after 5 minutes

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-19

He boasts he's "never read a book in his life." It shows. He's writing to an audience that would regard that as a status symbol.

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  • American Kingpin
  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron

Great read! Brilliant author!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

A real page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Beautifully written. My only objection was the author's love affair with the "F" word in a couple of chapters (I'm not talking about quoted materials). Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed it. He knows how to build tension and how to exclude certain background material in order to catch the reader by surprise (the actual arrest of Ross). Highly recommend. I'm a writer, and I know good writing. Bilton's the best!

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Good story if you don't mind the "f" word.

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Thought I had a winner until he got into a 10-15 minute dissertation on "shitting". Downhill from there. After 12 chapters I couldn't take the frequent "f" words any more. Author is articulate, highly intelligent and engaging otherwise. He's a rebel and one feels he takes no little amount of pride in that. Got the impression that he was attributing more of his sufferings to apartheid than was deserved even for such an inhuman practise. Sometimes people do the wrong thing just because they don't care and the fault lies with them and not with the policy ther're under.

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