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    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,551
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,931
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,909

    In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The White Darkness

    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Henry Worsley spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the 19th-century polar explorer who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape and life-threatening physical exhaustion. He soon felt compelled to go back. In 2015, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd selection of reader

    • By lawrence on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $14.00

    • The Lost City of Z

    • A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,850
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,143

    A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to find out what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wished I could be reborn in the past

    • By Jens on 03-24-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Old Man and the Gun

    • And Other Tales of True Crime
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    "The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his 70s, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French impostor assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned.  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terribly written... depressing and depraved

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $14.00

    • The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

    • Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances, an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent, and more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • One good story, but mostly ho hum.....

    • By William on 04-19-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And this was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary

    • By bloss on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The New Yorker, February 12th and 19th 2018: Part 2 (David Grann)

    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "The White Darkness" by David Grann: A solitary journey across Antarctica.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Writing: Making the Small Story Big (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2072
    • By: Ms. Melissa Milgrom, Mr. Stephen Elliott, Mr. David Grann, and others
    • Narrated by: Mr. Geoff Nicholson
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93

    • The New Yorker, July 12th & 19th 2010: Part 2 (James Surowiecki, David Grann, John Kenney)

    • By: James Surowiecki, David Grann, John Kenney
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Masters of Main Street", by James Surowiecki; "Say What?", by Ben McGrath; "No One Ever Said It Better", by John Kenney; and "The Mark of a Masterpiece", by David Grann.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 11 & 18, 2008

    • Part 2 (David Grann, Lizzie Widdicombe, Michael Schulman)
    • By: David Grann, Lizzie Widdicombe, Michael Schulman
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "The Permission Problem", by James Surowiecki; "Buddy Song", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Hippie Rock", by Michael Schulman; "The Chameleon", by David Grann; "Pollster Reports Nightmare", by Bruce McCall; and "Young Loves", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95