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The Dream Merchants Audiobook

The Dream Merchants

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The New York Times number one best-seller The Carpetbaggers comes a novel of passion, intrigue, power, and money.

With 11 weeks on The New York Times best sellers list, The Dream Merchants provides a fascinating look at the early days of the world's most glamorous industry - Hollywood. It was the latest "gold rush" - when ambitious, if unscrupulous, men and women flooded California to turn cinematic dreams into reality, regardless of the moral cost. Johnny Edge, a former carnival barker, schemes and plots his way to the top while Peter Kessler turns his back on a staid life of small-town stability to stake his fortune on the movie business. Beautiful starlet Dulcie Warren is willing to use her sexuality and to play dirty to get to the top, if that's what it takes.

When the lives of these three ambitious, determined characters collide, they have the potential to build a dream - or shatter one.

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What the Critics Say

"He is still recognizable as the playboy-novelist who - spurning nice reviews and a different kind of reputation - happily wrote about money for money, and about sex for sex." (The New Yorker)

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    "Enjoyable read"

    i wasnt sure about the story in the beginning, but it turned into a great story after chapter 2 . The only thing that didnt like was the narrstors voice . He sounds digital and wooden. i dont think i can get used to that.

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    20/04/16
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    "old school"
    Would you try another book from Harold Robbins and/or Paul Costanzo?

    yes


    Would you recommend The Dream Merchants to your friends? Why or why not?

    no, unless they want to read old fashioned valley of the dolls type book


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    nothing


    Could you see The Dream Merchants being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    who knows


    Any additional comments?

    too long

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  • Abby Elvidge
    LAS VEGAS, NV, United States
    07/09/15
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    "Paul Costanzo Delivers a Note-Perfect Performance!"

    Narrator Paul Costanzo's style combines beautifully with this intricately woven Harold Robbins classic to create an extraordinary listening experience. A master craftsman, Costanzo is so in sync with the rhythms of Robbins' writing it is completely captivating. This is an audiobook full of all the passion and intrigue you would expect from Harold Robbins, with memorable, well-drawn characters that leave you wanting more. Well done!

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