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MURDER AMONG FRIENDS How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Angela Dawe

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

With the talents of narrator Angela Dawe, the author's excellent research and strong writing propel listeners through this account of the 1924 murder committed by teenagers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. Dawe reveals the step-by-step plotting of two bright, privileged boys who kidnap, ransom, and murder a 14-year-old. Their purpose? To pull off a perfect crime. The details are not terribly graphic, but listeners may feel discomfort at the amoral attitude of the antiheroes, their troubled pasts, and their complex relationship. Dawe's narration of how the crime was solved is gripping and provides context of the era. Listeners will certainly feel stirred by Dawe's portrayal of the powerful defense mounted by renowned attorney Clarence Darrow, who condemned capital punishment. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593506578 $25.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593506585 $63.00

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