• Bonnie and Clyde

  • The Lives Behind the Legend
  • By: Paul Schneider
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Bonnie and Clyde

By: Paul Schneider
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
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Publisher's Summary

In Paul Schneider's hands, the legend behind the daring movie that revolutionized Hollywood becomes the true story of Bonnie and Clyde. Told in the lovers' own voices, it offers verisimilitude and drama to match Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Strictly nonfiction---no dialogue or other material has been made up---and set in the dirt-poor Texas landscape that spawned the star-crossed outlaws, the brilliantly researched and dramatically crafted tale opens with a murderous jail break and ends with the ambush and shoot-out that consigned their bullet-riddled bodies to the front seat of a hopped-up getaway car. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's relationship was, at the core, a toxic combination of infatuation blended with an instinct for going too far too fast. The poetry-writing, petite Bonnie and her diminutive, gun-crazy lover (she at four feet, ten inches tall, he barely 125 pounds) drove lawmen wild, slipping the noose every single time.

That is, until their infamy caught up with them in the famous ambush that literally blasted away their four years of live-action rampage in seconds. Without glamorizing the killers or vilifying the cops, this book, alive with action and high-level entertainment, provides a complete picture of America's most famous outlaw couple and the culture that created them.

©2009 Paul Schneider (P)2009 Tantor

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"[A] fast-paced account.... A pleasure for true-crime buffs." ( Kirkus)

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Great book

The narrator kept you into the story. he was one of the best I heard in a long time.
the struggle that Bonnie and Clyde had when they was running from the law, as a wounded criminal with no access to medical care.

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Amazing story

What a amazing story
About these two makes you feel like there with them in the car at the end