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Publisher's Summary

Discover a side of Miami so hidden even the natives don't know it exists. A space rocket abandoned in the swamp, a futuristic expo that never was, a city wiped off the map, a national monument at the bottom of the ocean.

Miami-Dade has seen many places come and go in its 178-year history. In this book is a collection of places abandoned, demolished, hidden in plain sight, or that never were - places that helped shape Miami-Dade into the amazing county it is today.

©2014 Antonio Simon, Jr. (P)2015 Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.

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A Must Listen For People In Miami

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great book to listen to while traveling to and from work that is very captivating. It tell the history behind places such as Stiltsville, Miami Marine Stadium, Freedom Tower and the Miami Herald Building.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Miami Is Missing?

The story about the Grand Bay Hotel is a building that got demolished way too soon and had a lot of history behind it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Lost Places of Miami

Any additional comments?

A lot of deep history and information of places I knew about.

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Miami Confidential

If you could sum up Miami Is Missing in three words, what would they be?

Miami's secrets, uncovered.

What other book might you compare Miami Is Missing to and why?

It's hard to compare this to anything else. This is a history book, but unlike other history books I've read, this one has an adventurous feel to it.

What about Vicente Solis’s performance did you like?

Mr. Solis's delivery is very clean, direct, and enjoyable. What I liked best was that he has a Hispanic accent. This contributes greatly to the performance because it gives the book a more genuine feel and plenty of Miami flair.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I thought the chapter on the Krome insane asylum was creepy. The true history of the place was amazing. The Interama chapter is also one of my favorites.

Any additional comments?

Bravo! The book, and Mr. Solis's performance, are exceptional.

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The secret side of Miami

What made the experience of listening to Miami Is Missing the most enjoyable?

I loved hearing about all the mysterious abandoned places in Miami around where I grew up.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Miami Is Missing?

The chapter about the "Krome Insane Asylum" and the real history behind the site.

What about Vicente Solis’s performance did you like?

Mr. Solis sounds like he is from Miami which is a big plus. He is a great narrator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

National Treasure (the Nicholas Cage film) meets Miami's untold story.

Any additional comments?

Everything about this book was great.

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The Magic City's Secrets

Awesome book. Explores Miami's mysterious abandoned places. All factual. Solis's narration is top-notch, genuine, and engaging.

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Loved it!

Learned mire about Miami in this book than during the last 30 years living here!

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