• by Cari Lynn, Kellie Martin
  • Narrated by Hillary Huber
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When vice had a legal home and jazz was being born - the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam.
New Orleans, 1900: Mary Deubler makes a meager living as an "alley whore". That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red-light district that’s mockingly dubbed "Storyville". Mary believes there’s no place for a lowly girl like her in the high-class bordellos of Storyville’s Basin Street, where Champagne flows and beautiful girls turn tricks in luxurious bedrooms. But with gumption, twists of fate, even a touch of Voodoo, Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madame Josie Arlington.
Filled with fascinating historical details and cameos by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and E. J. Bellocq, Madam is a fantastic romp through The Big Easy and the irresistible story of a woman who rose to power long before the era of equal rights.


What the Critics Say

"If you are enthralled with New Orleans and the history of its fabled red light district, this is the book for you." (Patti LuPone, actress, singer, author)


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Customer Reviews

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My Favorite Biographical Books ! A+

I loved everything about this book. It was such a pleasure to listen to. Enthralling story, wonderful characters, and flawless narration. Laughter, crying, suspense, and caring. And these were just my emotions. Just listen to this one, do yourself a favor.
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- The Dark Side

Love true history, must listen. A great read for a Nola fan.

This audible book was great!! I highly recommend a listen. Great story about the history of Storyville.
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- Angela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio