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    • Satan's Circus

    • Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 122
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 53

    They called it Satan's Circus, a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the 20th century, murder was so common in the vice district that few people were surprised when the loudmouthed owner of a shabby casino was gunned down on the steps of its best hotel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New York, N.Y

    • By Robert on 07-11-07
    • Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 05-25-07
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 122 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Batavia's Graveyard

    • The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Guy Bethell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company's flagship, was loaded with a king's ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java. The Batavia was the pride of the company's fleet, a tangible symbol of the world's richest and most powerful commercial monopoly. She set sail with great fanfare, but the Batavia and her gold would never reach Java.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much filler

    • By BG on 04-30-18
    • The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Guy Bethell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The First Family

    • Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Before the Five Families who so notoriously dominated U.S. organized crime for a bloody half-century, there was the one-fingered, surpassingly cunning Giuseppe Morello and his murderous coterie of brothers. Born into a life of poverty in rural Sicily, Morello became an American nightmare, pioneering the bizarre initiation rituals, imaginative protection rackets, influential underworld reigns, and Mafia wars later popularized by countless books, television shows, and movies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The truth about the origins of the American mafia

    • By J. Sovar on 01-09-13
    • Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 09-21-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 100 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Murderous Story of America’s First Hijacking

    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Michael Johnson
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Earnest Pletch’s cold-blooded killing of Carl Bivens was just one chapter in the strange life of the mechanic, farmhand and erstwhile carnie.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Tulipomania

    • The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate and exotic Eastern import that had bewitched horticulturists, noblemen, and tavern owners alike. For almost a year, rare bulbs changed hands for incredible and ever-increasing sums, until single flowers were being sold for more than the cost of a house. Historians would come to call it tulipomania.

    • The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 08-24-18
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    Regular price: $17.49

    • For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut off from All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Satan's Circus

    • Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    They called it Satan's Circus - a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the twentieth century, murder was so common in the vice district that few people were surprised when the loudmouthed owner of a shabby casino was gunned down on the steps of its best hotel. But when, two weeks later, an ambitious district attorney charged young policeman Charley Becker with ordering the murder, even the denizens of Satan's Circus were surprised.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good book from start to finish

    • By Joshua on 11-27-13
    • Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 07-10-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

    • By: Mike Dash
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga.

    Regular price: $1.95