Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann audiobook

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

By David Grann
Read by Ann Marie Lee , Will Patton , and Danny Campbell

Random House Audio 9780385534246


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781984883865

  • ISBN: 9781984883865

Runtime: 9.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English



Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Finalist for the 2018 Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction Book

Winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Historical Nonfiction

Winner of the Reading the West Book Award for Nonfiction

Finalist for the 2018 Indies Choice Book Award for Best Audiobook

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Cosmopolitan Best Book of 2017

A Washington Post Top 10 Book of Books We Loved

A Smithsonian Magazine Pick of Best Books of the Year

A GQ Pick of Best Books of 2017

A New York Times Bestseller

A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year for 2017 in Nonfiction

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for April 2017

A Library Journal Editor’s Pick of Most Borrowed Bestsellers

An April 2017 LibraryReads Pick

A 2017 LibraryReads Favorites of the Favorites selection


"Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." 
—Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review


Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen CorriganNPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, and Book Browse

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
      Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.
      In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 
      In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A master of the detective form…Killers is something rather deep and not easily forgotten. Wall St. Journal
A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true-crime thrillers ask? USA Today
A marvel of detective-like research and narrative verve. Financial Times
“Disturbing and riveting…Grann has proved himself a master of spinning…many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true…It will sear your soul.” Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author
Extraordinary Time Magazine
The best book of the year so far. Entertainment Weekly
“The work is so rich that it takes three people to perform it… Will Patton and Danny Campbell, who mainly narrate the investigation by the nascent FBI and the subsequent trial, sound grim and gritty, as befits the story…Together, the narrators’ delivery is powerful, making it a story listeners will never forget.” AudioFile
“This book is incredibly researched and stunningly written.” GQ
“A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil.” Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author
“David Grann is a terrific journalist, and this is maybe the best thing he’s ever written.” Jon Krakauer, New York Times bestselling author
“Utterly original; completely compelling.” Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author




Author Bio: David Grann

Author Bio: David Grann

David Grann has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2003. He has written about everything from New York City’s antiquated water tunnels to the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, from the hunt for the giant squid to the mysterious death of the world’s greatest Sherlock Holmes expert. His stories have appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and New Republic.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English