.
The AudioBook Version of
David Pietrusza's
Rothstein
Rothstein's audiobooks version has won the
AUDIOFILE Earphones Award and been rated
as one of
Booklist's Top Ten, chosen from
titles reviewed in
Booklist from June 2003
through May 15, 2004. These outstanding
biographies and memoirs are about individuals,
both famous and infamous, who through their
stories reveal much about the culture and
society of their respective eras. Marked by
superb readers, the selections have a lasting
impact.
FROM AUDIOPHILE--

Dazzling! ROTHSTEIN is nonstop fiery journalism, finely researched
and colorfully written, read with truly impressive panache by the
inimitable Grover Gardne
r. Gardner tears into the material with vigor and
intelligence, a knowing insider's edge, and a smirk in each syllable. His style
here is reminiscent of period radio announcers, conjuring vivid images of the
streets and denizens of old New York in every breath. Be prepared for over
fourteen hours of scintillating history that reveals the rampant corruption and
indelible characters of the times. Arnold Rothstein grew from a rebellious
Jewish boy of the tenements to one of the most influential and conniving
criminal minds in history. His intricate rigging of the 1919 World Series was a
gem, but Rothstein, clearly an obsessive-compulsive gambling addict,
engineered some of the biggest scams, criminal networks, and graft systems
ever known in America. Like many of his ilk, his personal life was a tragedy,
and Rothstein surely shared the wealth.
A must listen, must own
audiobook
. D.J.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©
AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine.

Booklist's Top 10 biography audiobooks (June 2003-May15,
2004):

  • Every Second Counts (Lance Armstrong)
  • Freud: A Very Short Introduction (Anthony Storr and Neville
    Jason)
  • Her Husband: Hughes and Plath--A Marriage (Diane
    Middlebrook)
  • Kate Remembered (Kate Remembered)
  • Madam Secretary: A Memoir (Madeleine Albright)
  • Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling (Ross King)
  • The Nazi Officer's Wife (Edith Hahn Beer and Susan
    Dworkin)
  • Rothstein:The Life,Times & Murder of the Criminal
    Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series (David Pietrusza)
  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy. 1917-1963 (Robert
    Dallek)

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Rothstein
has also been recorded in a National Library Service for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped edition read by Barry
Bernson.