The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick audiobook

The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece

By Edward Dolnick
Read by Sean Crisden

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060531188

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982595425

  • ISBN: 9781982595418

  • ISBN: 9781982595432

Runtime: 8.18 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's greatest art detective.

The Rescue Artist is a rollicking narrative that carries listeners deep inside the art underworld—and introduces them to a large and colorful cast of titled aristocrats, intrepid investigators, and thick-necked thugs. But most compelling of all is Charley Hill himself, a complicated mix of brilliance, foolhardiness, and charm whose hunt for a purloined treasure would either cap an illustrious career or be the fiasco that would haunt him forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Frequent detours to other crimes and engaging escapades from Hill’s past elevate this work.” Publishers Weekly
“Compelling…A nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat account of the painting’s rescue…A tightly woven, fast-paced story.” School Library Journal
“The amazing story of Hill’s recovery of Edvard Munch’s The Scream…is a movie waiting to be shot.…Where there’s art, there are thieves and electrifying stories to tell.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Edward Dolnick

Author Bio: Edward Dolnick

Edward Dolnick is the author of numerous books, including the Edgar Award-winning The Rescue Artist. A former chief science writer at the Boston Globe, he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English