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THE MAN WHO INVENTED MOTION PICTURES A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies

by | Read by Emily Ellet

Biography & Memoir • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Emily Ellet narrates the puzzling tale of Louis LePrince, the nineteenth- century inventor who disappeared just before presenting his single-lens motion picture camera to the world. In 1890, LePrince boarded a Paris-bound train and was never heard from again. Two years after he vanished, Thomas Edison brought out his Kinetoscope, and LePrince's name was lost to the ages. Author Fischer speculates that a sinister Edison was behind LePrince's disappearance and possible murder. Ellet's warm tones reveal LePrince's family life, while her energetic delivery reflects his grueling hours of hard work on the project. She highlights the intense competition between inventors such as Edison and the Lumière brothers, while providing many technological insights on the history of photography. Fascinating listening, especially for film and photography buffs. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781797139272 $23.99

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