The Lizard King

The True Crimes and Passions of the World's Greatest Reptile Smugglers
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C4841
Released: Feb 25, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436170055
Narrator/s: Tony Ward
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Freelance writer Bryan Christy's The Lizard King "is a wild, woolly, finny, feathery and scaly account of animal smuggling on a grand scale" (New York Times). For one U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent, stopping the dealings of a notorious snake trader became a personal crusade.


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The Lizard King
Product Number: BX00007628
Product Number:Z1830
Product Number:C4841

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Author(s): Bryan Christy
Narrator(s): Tony Ward
Product Number Z1830
Released: Apr 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456108342

Professional reviews

"The Mafia deals in a myriad of goods: drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and just about every other vice that can be imagined. But what if they dealt in reptiles? Author Bryan Christy introduces listeners to a new type of family business in this true story of Michael J. Van Nostrand, owner of a company named Strictly Reptiles and all-round villain. With a large cast of street-tough characters, including detectives, thugs, and even a special agent from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, narrator Tony Ward offers an outstanding reading that combines a journalistic text with a dramatic performance. The result is an enjoyable and informative look at the covert activity of animal smuggling. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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