Chris Norgren
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UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 78 ratings)
  • 1
    A Deceptive Clarity: A Chris Norgren Mystery | Aaron Elkins

    A Deceptive Clarity: A Chris Norgren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated By Corey Snow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance art expert, heads to Berlin to assist in mounting a sensational exhibit: The Plundered Past - twenty priceless Old Masters looted by the Nazis, thought for decades to be lost forever, and only recently rediscovered. But things quickly get out of hand when Chris's patrician, fastidious boss, after smelling a forgery in the lot, turns up dead the very next day - on the steps of a dismal Frankfurt brothel, of all places.

    A good story done in by a poor narrator

    I would recommend this as a good read: easy and even a bit informative about how things may work in the world of fine art investigators and exhibition..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2017 by Jerry Thomas ()
  • 2
    A Glancing Light: A Chris Norgren Mystery | Aaron Elkins

    A Glancing Light: A Chris Norgren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated By Corey Snow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Mild-mannered and law-abiding, Chris Norgren, curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Seattle Art Museum, is an unlikely undercover investigator, but when a priceless Rubens portrait is discovered in a shipment of "authentic reproductions" in a local warehouse, Chris is pressed into service to find out how it got there. The quest leads him to the medieval city of Bologna, one of his favorite places, but all too soon what might have been a welcome Italian interlude turns into a bizarre journey into shady art world doings and murderous secrets....

    Enjoyable

    Doesn't keep you on the edge of your seat but I liked the detail of characters.

    Reviewed on March 01 2017 by Anne ()
  • 3
    Old Scores: A Chris Norgren Mystery | Aaron Elkins

    Old Scores: A Chris Norgren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Aaron Elkins
    • Narrated By Corey Snow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    It's a headline-making story: the discovery of a previously unknown Rembrandt. Ren Vachey, the iconoclastic art dealer who claims to have uncovered it, wants to make a gift of it to the Seattle Art Museum, but curator Chris Norgren is wary. Vachey is notorious in art circles for perpetrating scandalous shams; not for profit but for the sheer fun of embarrassing the elite and snobbish "experts" of the art establishment. And thanks to the web of strings attached to Vachey's donation (e.g., no scientific testing permitted), even Rembrandt expert Chris is uncertain as to whether or not the painting is authentic.

    Cringe-Worthy Pronunciation
    Reviewed on July 15 2016 by Peggie (Fitzwilliam, NH, United States)