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    • Escape from Dannemora

    • Richard Matt, David Sweat, and the Great Adirondack Manhunt
    • By: Michael Benson
    • Narrated by: Al Kessel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Escape from Dannemora examines the strange case of Joyce Mitchell, the long-time prison employee who had a sexual relationship with at least one of the killers, and who smuggled them tools and aided in the escape, while they cooked up a plan to kill her husband. In the end, Benson looks closely at conditions at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, a crumbling Gothic pile now under investigation for charges of drug trafficking and brutality. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting and informative

    • By PJ on 01-19-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Space Odyssey

    • Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
    • By: Michael Benson
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Regarded as a masterpiece today, 2001: A Space Odyssey received mixed reviews. Despite the success of Dr. Strangelove, director Stanley Kubrick wasn't yet recognized as a great filmmaker, and 2001 was radically innovative, with little dialogue and no strong central character. Author Michael Benson explains how 2001 was made, telling the story primarily through the two people most responsible for the film, Kubrick and science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke. Benson interviewed Clarke many times, and has also spoken at length with Kubrick's widow, Christiane.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A thorough and deeply enjoyable story about the making of an epic film

    • By E. Olsen on 08-17-18
    • Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
    • By: Michael Benson
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 06-26-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Carmine the Snake

    • Carmine Persico and His Murderous Mafia Family
    • By: Frank DiMatteo, Michael Benson
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    In this blistering street-level account, "Mafia survivor" Frank DiMatteo teams up with true-crime master Michael Benson to take down one of the most notorious figures in the American La Cosa Nostra. This is the real inside story of Carmine "The Snake" Persico, from his crime-filled childhood on the streets of Brooklyn to the long-term jail sentences that didn't stop him from controlling his criminal empire, with the help of his brother - the equally kill-crazy Alphonse "Allie Boy" Persico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent in depth book.

    • By Jeffery D. Giuliani on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Tales from the Buffalo Bills Sideline

    • A Collection of the Greatest Bills Stories Ever Told
    • By: Joe DeLamielleure, Michael Benson
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In the 1970s, Joe DeLamielleure led a Buffalo Bills offensive line affectionately called the Electric Company, because they turned the power up. A starter from the first game of his rookie season in 1973, DeLamielleure led the way to the first 2,000-yard season in NFL history.

    Regular price: $19.95