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    • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    • Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 301

    Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little-known aspects of the Civil War: The stories of four courageous women - a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow - who were spies. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly Bad Narrator

    • By Sheesha on 11-12-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Sin in the Second City

    • Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Karen Abbott's colorful, nuanced portrait of the iconic Everleigh sisters; their world-famous brothel, the Everleigh Club; and the perennial clash between our nation's hedonistic impulses and Puritanical roots culminates in a dramatic last stand between brothel keepers and crusading reformers. Sin in the Second City offers a vivid snapshot of America's journey from Victorian-era propriety to 20th-century modernity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - brilliant narrator!

    • By Z. Halley on 04-17-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • American Rose

    • A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    With the critically acclaimed Sin in the Second City, best-selling author Karen Abbott “pioneered sizzle history” ( USA Today). Now she returns with the gripping and expansive story of America’s coming-of-age—told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well done biography of a complicated Icon

    • By Moire on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $31.50