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    • City of Light, City of Poison

    • Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
    • By: Holly Tucker
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 457
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 412

    Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world", the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light. The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historic non-fiction

    • By Josette Luvmour on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Blood Work

    • A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
    • By: Holly Tucker
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    In December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notorious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting expos of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestled with the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medical science today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sounds like text-to-speech not narration

    • By Chelsey on 07-22-13
    • A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
    • By: Holly Tucker
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-28-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

    Regular price: $41.99