King of Dreams

Exposure collection, Book 2
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Series: Exposure Collection, Book 2
Length: 39 mins
Categories: Bios & Memoirs, Criminals
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This is the story of an unforgivable con man. Vulnerable families were his prey. His promise was an impossible dream and a lie.

Peter Candlewood understood the system. That’s how he could commute prison sentences and reunite hopeless families with incarcerated loved ones. For a price. Except there was no Candlewood. No hope. Just a lowly Texas con artist who bet on the desperate - and won. And he wasn’t working alone. The multimillion-dollar deception cost the betrayed more than their savings.

Christie Thompson’s King of Dreams is part of Exposure, a collection of six incredible and true stories of American double lives from millionaire CEOs and suburban teens to undercover investigators and scam artists - all for whom secrets are a way of life. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single astonished sitting.

©2019 Christie Thompson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Quick and informative

I enjoyed this article and performance. At around 40 min it’s a nice break and segue way into another Audible listen as I often miss what has just finished. The fact it’s true is frustratingly sad. I found myself wondering, if I was in the same position as the victims of this creeps crime, would I trust them to help get out of prison my incarcerated loved one? I think I’m too skeptical honestly.

I enjoy Angela Dawe as a narrative performer. This isn’t the first I’ve heard, I have many Audible books in my library performed by her.

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Interesting Topic

This is part of the Amazon prime Exposure collection, and so far, out of the 4 I have read, I like this one the best. I found the con aspect of this heartbreaking, yet interesting; it was interesting to hear how they took a part of a federal law and used it for their own gain. I felt sorry for the victims in these cases; I can understand how they would have grasped at what appeared to be a lifeline to help their loved one.

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inside the feels of being scamed

superb look into scams that has hurt so many and how it pulls at the hearts of those that are and were scammed

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My ❤went out to those ppl.

It's we can't shake that this dude manipulated ppl like he did. All they wanted was hope & for him to make good on his promises.

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caily

The beginning of the story was excellent right when the story for me start getting good for some reason it just started to fall flat just couldn't keep my interest however I did finish it and the end it did recover my interest. I do recommend this book but it's not my first choice.