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FOXCATCHER The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

by | Read by Stephen Mendel

Biography & Memoir • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

In 1996, wrestler Dave Schultz, an Olympic Gold medalist, was murdered by John E. du Pont, an heir to the family's fortune, at their Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. In this book, on which the movie FOXCATCHER was based, the victim's brother, Mark, recounts how the brothers became champion wrestlers and how they came to be at Foxcatcher. Stephen Mendel narrates this book as a crime story rather than a memoir, and there are advantages and disadvantages to his approach. The good news is that Mandel's deep, resounding voice creates an atmosphere in which the facts speak loudly and the story becomes paramount. The drawback is that he doesn't vary his pitch and tone enough to keep the story engaging throughout the whole production. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2014

DD ISBN 9780698190979 $35.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2014

DD ISBN 9781101888247 $76.00

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