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What made the experience of listening to Painfully Rich the most enjoyable?
With a TV series ("Trust," on Fx,) and a movie ("All the Money in the World") currently out about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, my interest was stirred once again about the Getty family saga. This audiobook does a good job of covering the years leading up to--and past--the infamous kidnapping. Moreover, it goes into depth about what happened to Paul after his release until his death by heroin overdose.
What other book might you compare Painfully Rich to and why?
The book reminds me of "Edie" by George Plimpton. Just because one is wealthy, doesn't mean they are happy, In fact, many poor little rich kids self destruct.
Which character – as performed by Martin Dew – was your favorite?
The narrator did a good job without calling attention to himself over the story.
Any additional comments?
Overall, I found this an interesting trip back to the 70s, in very rarified air of the rich. Recommended.
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Fascinating story that makes me eager to see the film but almost rendered unlistenable by choppy stop/start narration and Martin Dew’s woeful attempts at accents. Will avoid his narration in future.