The Trial of Lizzie Borden

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Author(s): Cara Robertson
Original Publish Date: Mar 12, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100143023
Released: Mar 12, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508280514
Narrator/s: Amanda Carlin
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WINNER OF THE NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY BOOK AWARD In Cara Robertson's "enthralling new book," The Trial of Lizzie Borden, "the reader is to serve as judge and jury" (The New York Times). Based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence, this true crime and legal history is the "definitive account to date of one of America's most notorious and enduring murder mysteries" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple's younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her murder trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone—rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars, and laypeople—had an opinion about Lizzie Borden's guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn't she? An essential piece of American mythology, the popular fascination with the Borden murders has endured for more than one hundred years. Told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror. In contrast, "Cara Robertson presents the story with the thoroughness one expects from an attorneyFans of crime novels will love it" (Kirkus Reviews). Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden is "a fast-paced, page-turning read" (Booklist, starred review) that offers a window into America in the Gilded Age. This "remarkable" (Bustle) book "should be at the top of your reading list" (PopSugar).

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Author(s): Cara Robertson
Narrator(s): Amanda Carlin
Product Number DD41911
Released: Mar 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508280538
eBook
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Author(s): Cara Robertson
Product Number EB00734688
Released: Mar 12, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501168383

Professional reviews

"Many audiobook listeners may know the haunting children's rhyme about accused murderer Lizzie Borden, but many may not know the intimate details of her sensationalized criminal trial. After being accused of the ax murder of her father and stepmother, Borden was subjected to defamation in Boston papers and criticized by the media. Narrator Amanda Carlin's sober tone captures the criminal trial that followed, detailing the nuances and behavior of both the lawyers and the accused. Carlin's narration retains listeners' attention and guides them faithfully through the trial details and theories of what really happened to the Borden family. V.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"