Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay  Gresham audiobook

Nightmare Alley

By William Lindsay Gresham
Read by Adam Sims

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10.38 Hours Unabridged
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Stanton Carlisle is smart, good-looking, and ambitious. Among the outcasts, freaks, and geeks of the Ten-in-One sideshow, he learns that the public is there to be gulled, and he learns how to do it. Amoral and brilliant, he aims for the brighter lights of vaudeville before a much bigger coup faking spiritualism for the rich. But his own dark fears haunt him, and he is not the only one taking advantage of terror and desire. Published in 1946, Nightmare Alley is a noir classic—at once a vivid insight into the subculture of the carny and a bleak and gripping fable.

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Stanton Carlisle is smart, good-looking, and ambitious. Among the outcasts, freaks, and geeks of the Ten-in-One sideshow, he learns that the public is there to be gulled, and he learns how to do it. Amoral and brilliant, he aims for the brighter lights of vaudeville before a much bigger coup faking spiritualism for the rich. But his own dark fears haunt him, and he is not the only one taking advantage of terror and desire.

Published in 1946, Nightmare Alley is a noir classic—at once a vivid insight into the subculture of the carny and a bleak and gripping fable.

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Author Bio: William Lindsay Gresham

Author Bio: William Lindsay  Gresham

William Lindsay Gresham (1909-1962) was born in Baltimore and grew up in New York City. Gresham’s was a tortured mind and a tormented life, and seeking to banish his demons, he lost himself in a maze of what proved dead ends—from Marxism to psychoanalysis to Christianity to Alcoholics Anonymous to Rinzai Zen Buddhism. From these demons came his novel Nightmare Alley, one of the underground classics of American literature. He wrote one more novel, Limbo Tower, which went largely unnoticed. Three non-fiction books followed: Monster Midway, Houdini, and The Book of Strength. Nightmare Alley brought Gresham fame and fortune, but he lost it all. The second of this three wives, the poet Joy Davidman, left him in 1953 for the British author C. S. Lewis. In declining health, he killed himself in New York City on September 14, 1962.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 10.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English