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SATAN'S CIRCUS Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century

by | Read by Robertson Dean

History • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Dash tells the true story of Charley Becker and the corrupt world of pre-WWI New York City. Becker was a dishonest cop in the Manhattan gambling and brothel district called Satan's Circus. His life of graft started with bribing his way onto the police force, peaked with the establishment of an extortion racket, and ended when he was unjustly convicted of a gambler's murder and executed. Robertson Dean has a deep, resonant voice that is fluent and engaging. His narration is straightforward except for modulation to indicate direct quotes. The quality of his voice and expression, his pacing, and the story's intrinsic interest ensure that the book never drags. This production is a remarkable, absorbing story, skillfully read by an outstanding narrator with a great voice. W.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-3884-3 $100.00 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN $31.50

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