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    • Murder at the Follies

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Take a lovely chorine, a young heir to millions, and a middle-aged libertine who was, in 1907, the foremost architect of his generation. Mix well. No fictional trial has ever surpassed the thrills and sensations of the resulting drama.

    Regular price: $4.33

    • The Monkeyville Case

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Here it is: the original Bible-versus-evolution trial. In 1925, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, two of the greatest lawyers ever, joined battle in the case of a young schoolmaster charged with teaching the theory of evolution. An historic and very entertaining trial resulted.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Summary

    • By Ian C Robertson on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Under the Crab Apple Tree

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This 1926 case involved a married clergyman who had a secret affair with a singer in his church choir. They were both found shot, and the clergyman's wife and her brothers stood trial.

    Regular price: $4.33

    • The Newcastle Train Murder & Death on the Crumbles

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Two true-crime cases: the Newcastle train murder of 1910 led to a verdict based on identification; in 1924, Patrick Mahon admitted to dismembering a body but denied committing the murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawless

    • By Paul on 03-15-10

    Regular price: $4.33

    • The Brighton Trunk Case & The Blazing Car Case

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Two true-crime trials involving Norman Birkett: in 1934, he summed up a case for the defence with matchless eloquence; in 1931, he brilliantly prosecuted an accused murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good stuff

    • By Christine on 05-22-08

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    It seemed impossible that quiet, respectable Lizzie could have hacked her parents to death with an axe. But in 1893, she stood trial in perhaps the most famous murder case in American legal history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THEE Unsolved Murder Of The Century

    • By Polly Poizendem on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Mrs. Maybrick & Mrs. Merryfield: The Famous Trials Series

    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Two true-crime trials: both Mrs Maybrick and Mrs Merryfield were accused of committing murder by means of poison.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is my third one

    • By Gudrun on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $4.33

    • The Brides in the Bath Case & The Penge Mystery

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Two true-crime trials: Marshall Hall's defence of a "hopeless" case in 1915 and the remarkable events following an 1877 murder verdict.

    Regular price: $4.47