AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

CROOKED The Roaring '20s Tale of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal

by | Read by David H. Lawrence XVII

History • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

For political junkies, this account of corruption from the 1920s is a tour de force made all the more enjoyable by the able narration of David Lawrence. The audiobook tells the story of the fall of Attorney General Harry Daugherty and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover. The author's straightforward style translates well to audio, and Lawrence's steady voice carries the text along smoothly. Lawrence adapts his pacing and tone when quoting from newspaper interviews and congressional testimony. His Southern accent for one political fixer turned government informant is especially enjoyable. This story of a corrupt official and his abuse of power offers lessons today's politicians would be wise to heed. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781668621547 $27.99

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×