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Notorious San Francisco

True Tales of Crime, Passion and Murder
Lu par : Tom Jordan
Durée : 4 h et 34 min

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San Francisco, a city founded in part by criminals, was once one of the most dangerous cities in America. Its Barbary coast was called “a unique criminal district that was the scene of more viciousness and depravity, but it possessed more glamour, than any other area on the American continent.” 

Notorious San Francisco brings back the glamorous depravity and noir atmosphere that made it the premier location for murder thrillers like The Maltese Falcon, Vertigo, and Zodiac

This book contains more than 20 compelling tales of serial killers, deadly women, con-men, masters of escape, and unsolved mysteries. San Franciscan criminals were as colorful as the city they inhabited. Take William Thoreson, a murderous millionaire who hid the nation’s largest private armory in his Pacific Heights mansion. Then there’s Isabella Martin, the murderous “Queen of Grudges” who tried to poison an entire town, or Ethan McNabb and Lloyd Sampsell, the “Yacht Bandits”, who used a luxurious sloop as a getaway vehicle for their dozens of bank robberies. 

Most of these unusual cases are largely unknown and have never appeared in book form. Included are cases that are still mysteries today, including the mysterious tale of the Zodiac Killer, complete with a new analysis and a startling new theory on the murder.

©2019 RJ Parker Publishing (P)2019 RJ Parker Publishing

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  • mwdiver
  • 12/09/2019

Murder and Mayhem

Notorious San Francisco is a compilation of various "bad guys" from the early days of San Francisco. For history fans, especially those of the darker side of history, this is a good listen. Tom Jordan, as always, narrates in such as way as to hold your attention, making you feel as if you are there with the bad guys. Give Notorious San Francisco a listen. If crime is your "bag', you will fill it with this book.

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  • BlueEyes
  • 07/09/2019

Excellent collection of crime stories

This was a terrific audiobook, loved to listen in the car to these mostly unknown criminals and their stories. over 20 stories of murder, stealing, cons, and heartbreak for the families left behind.
Tom Jordan did an amazing job as the narrator and I could listen to his voice for hours on end.

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  • Shannon G
  • 26/08/2019

Great Collection of Unknown Tales

Like every major city in the US, San Francisco has it's "nasty" history. Violent crimes are nothing new to large cities and SF has had it's share. I really enjoyed listening to the darker tales of SF. It's crazy some of the things that happened but they always say that fact is stranger than fiction. I enjoy listening to true crime stories and this one doesn't disappoint. The narration was excellently done. Tom Jordan really brings these stories to life and pulls the listener in with ease. A really great collection of tales and a great narrator make for a highly entertaining listen!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Pam C
  • 20/08/2019

Wow

I am not generally a fan of 'documentaries', but this one caught my attention and held it for the entire book. One can't help but wonder "why" people turn out in such a way to create monsters. This book is filled with them.
I AM however a HUGE fan of Tom Jordan. His voice is amazing and he does a fantastic job of narrating this one, as he does all of his work. Characters come alive when Tom gives them a voice and even the 'background' narration is well read.
Definitely recommend this book!

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  • Myrna
  • 05/08/2019

Excellent collection

Received bonus code for honest review. A well presented collection. Found mispronunciation of "Regina" jarring.

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  • 03/08/2019

True Tales of Crime, Passion and Murder

I received a copy of this audiobook free and willingly offer this review.

Well researched and presented stories of crimes committed in and around San Francisco. It was very interesting and I learned about many crimes that I'd not known about before. The narrator did an excellent job and has an easy-to-listen-to voice. When it came to "quotes" he acted out the different speakers in a way that made it very easy to distinguish between men and women as well as the young and old. Nicely done.

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  • Janice Deane
  • 02/08/2019

Wow - just WOW!

Notorious San Francisco is a fascinating collection of stories documenting criminal activity in and around the city of San Francisco. Even if you're a fan of unsolved mysteries and crime documentaries you've likely never heard of all the thrilling narratives contained in this work. The narrator, Tom Jordan did a particularly great job with the telling, lending a shady, noir atmosphere that really brought the stories to life and made Notorious San Francisco an engaging listen. Throuagally recommended!

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  • 25/07/2019

Informative and thrilling

I loved listening to this book. It was so informational and a quite different type of thriller. Though not your traditional mystery thriller, it was nonetheless a wonderful whodunit. Most of the people covered I had never heard of but now am interested in learning more about the why behind their chosen wicked ways, especially the women. Nontraditional but fantastic!

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