Empire of Sin

A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100101417
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781633793255
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
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Description

Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.

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Author(s): Gary Krist
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Gary Krist
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Genre: History
Product Number DD15095
Released: Nov 11, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781633793231
eBook
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Author(s): Gary Krist
Product Number EB00348325
Released: Oct 28, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: #9780770437077

Professional reviews

"KristÕs memoir features Louis Armstrong, a possible serial killer, streetwalkers, politicians, prohibitionists, and, sadly, a rather dull performance by narrator Robertson Dean. Nothing in DeanÕs voice reflects the liveliness of the book's subject: raucous New Orleans at the turn of the twentieth century. Dean reads straightforwardlyÑand thereÕs nothing wrong with that, necessarily, but it sure falls short of expectations for this look at a city that has, with varying degrees of success, resisted moral crusaders for well over a hundred years. The New Orleans of the book is vigorous and dynamic; DeanÕs narration is not. G.S.D. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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