The Right Way to Do Wrong


Read by Lee Ann Howlett

(4.5 stars; 43 reviews)

Harry Houdini, master illusionist and contortionist, unmasks the various ways that criminals take advantage of their victims. (Summary by Lee Ann Howlett) (2 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:18 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Income of a Criminal 8:40 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Professional Burglary 11:36 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Difficulties of Burglary 10:59 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Burglars' Superstitions 9:18 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Thieves and Their Tricks 8:09 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
The Aristocrat of Thievery 8:27 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Pickpockets at Work 5:55 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Beggars and Dead Beats 12:31 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Begging Letter Swindles 6:03 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Tricks of Bunco Men 8:43 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
The Game of Wits 9:34 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Fake! Fake! Fake! 9:05 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Bogus Treasures 4:43 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Famous Swindles 4:59 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
The Fair Criminal 8:59 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
The "Brace" Game 7:55 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Cheating Uncle Sam 8:58 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Humbugs 5:15 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
About Myself 7:42 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Conclusion 2:03 Read by Lee Ann Howlett

Reviews

a good study of bad criminals with humor


(5 stars)

the reader did a fine job, nothing spectacular - but this isnt a drama with characters - so she did just fine. the book is filled with bits of humor, it makes you think Houdini would have been quite the character! some secrets of criminals revealed - some of which i have seen on tv shows and now i realize those writters were not that creative. the book is a short read and worth it.

great!


(3.5 stars)

loved the right way to do wrong. even though it seems to be an old book, I found it easy to understand and informative. I am always looking for a book about stealing, pick pocketing, magic by misdirection, seduction, ways to make money, addictions, and psychology. if you would take the time to email me, and suggest a book or know where to get cheap preferably free audio books I would greatly appreciate it. and return the favor!

A Commendable Book


(5 stars)

I was sceptic yet this is a singular effort that delivers a grand performance as did his feat’s of skill as an escape artist. I highly recommend this work and heartily endorse its veracity as a former Warden/Officer in Charge for the INS. The treat of a great reader is an added bonus!

Most Excellent


(5 stars)

Very interesting and fun book. well put together and laid out in such a way to keep it interesting. the reader was phenomenal.

excellent audiobook


(5 stars)

well read and containing essential knowledge on the inner workings of the criminal underworld in the 1910s and 1920s....

awesome sauce


(4 stars)

Absouluty amazing love crime stories was a good one good clear reader

fantastic


(5 stars)

it's really cool to hear about crimes from 100 years ago

Excellent exposé


(5 stars)

I only wished he exposed his own tricks too