Leopold & Loeb Killed Bobby Franks

  • by Ken Rossignol, Bruce M. Caplan
  • Narrated by Stan Jenson
  • 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the most sensational crimes of the 20th century took place when two wealthy young men decided to commit the perfect crime. Travel back in time to learn of how they planned their dastardly deed. From the carefully laid out plans for ransom and the brutal murder of a young boy, these two young men chose path which weaved through the Cook County courtroom with America's most famous attorney who slipped them off the hangman's gallows into prison for life.
With all the details of today's modern documentaries the very words of the killers themselves will spellbind the listener and have all parents noting the whereabouts of their children. Danger lurks at all times, often from those who know your child. This true crime story is as relevant today as it was to the family of young Bobby Franks in 1924 when he was murdered by the depravity of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold.


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A good story and well read

Having lived in Chicago, I could picture the story as it unfolded. Listening to it was in ways better than reading it.
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- Gus Philpott

Shocking historic event

Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold grew up together. Both highly intelligent and both very dangerous.

They set out one day to commit an intentional murder. It is very hard to understand this much evil. Loeb and Leopold made so many plans in order to pull this murder off.

The police and the District Attorney when questioning the two got direct answers as Loeb confessed to his part.

Leopold also just answered questions with no responses that showed any feelings about what they had done at all.

The facts of this case are so stark and chilling. These men did not care what happened to their small kidnapping victim.

Even when being questioned there was no remorse. They believed they were too intelligent to get caught. They believed they had the perfect crime planned out.

Since they were only murderers were only 18 and 19 years old they were treated differently in sentencing. Ken Rossignol and Bruce Caplan did a great job with the research and brought this story to light.

There was a child, a trusting child that was murdered and they never showed any compassion for that little boy.

I am glad I read this book, because I never would have believed it to be true if I had not.

This was an Audible AudioBook and it was well represented. The narrator Stan Jenson was impressive. The characters were clearly different in their speech patterns. He had a clear concise narration voice and the voices were well defined.
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- Vicki Goodwin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2013
  • Publisher: Kenneth C. Rossignol