The Prince of Paradise

The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder
Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, True Crime
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A millionaire playboy  

Ben Novack, Jr., was born into a hotel empire, Miami's lavish Fontainbleau. But his luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would ironically end in another hotel room - where the police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death.  

A history of violence  

Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation - when his ex-stripper wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for 24 hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce.  

A family murder mystery  

Prosecutors believed Narcy let the killers into the room and watched them brutalize Novack. They also suspected she was involved in the death of Novack's mother, who took a fatal fall months before. Strangely, it was Narcy's own daughter who implicated her to the police - in this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost....

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The narration of this is so annoying, I can barely pay attention to the content

The book and plot seems interesting enough, I guess, but I can’t get past the narration. It’s over the top, and he spends so much time on his inflection, that it takes away from the actual narrative. I’m regretting that I bought extra audible credits just to hear this and the narrator seems too into hearing himself “act” than let the listener enjoy the book. Just... ugh... I want my money back specifically because of the over indulgent narrator.
I feel bad for the author.