The Devil in the White City
- Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
- Narrated by: Tony Goldwyn
- Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-07-03
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.
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By SST010 on 07-24-03
Enthralling Story...best part - its true!
This is an enthralling account of history. I listened to most of it in my car and then when I was on the last disc I brought it into the house so that I could finish. My husband came home from work and found me sitting in the floor staring at the stereo.
I love history! Most of my friends think I'm insane, they never even venture into that section of the bookstore. I've given this book (hardcover version) to several friends as gifts...told them enough of the story to get them hooked and then let them know it was all true.
High School teacher's should use this book to show students that history isn't about memorizing dates and names but about understanding the lives, situations, decisions, mistakes and triumphs of those that came before us...and then using those experiences in your time.
My only complaint about the audio book was that it was abridged...I read the hardcover as well and every word was worth hearing.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By KMP on 04-21-03
Wonderfully evocative, and well-presented
Tony Goldman's clear and dramatic reading of this fascinating book was a pleasure to listen to, and the story itself was riveting. I confess to paying closer attention to the depredations of HH Holmes rather than to some of the business dealings around the 1893 Chicago Fair, but the entwined story was quite well done, the historical period came alive in the telling, and I was sorry when the book came to a close, since I'd enjoyed it as a diverting story during long commutes.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful