Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago Audiobook, by Max Allan Collins Play Audiobook Sample

Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago Audiobook

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Read By: A. Brad Schwartz, Max Allan Collins, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062849229

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Longest Chapter Length:

55:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

21 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

30:57 minutes

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Publisher Description


A Mystery Writers of America “Grand Master”—author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner—teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America’s most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. Written with novelistic pacing and underpinned by groundbreaking research, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz's Scarface and the Untouchable delivers—at last—the definitive account of the “Battle for Chicago,” the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years.

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“This audiobook is a fascinating examination of the terrible times when the Mob ruled Chicago, with Stefan Rudnicki doing a pretty solid job of substituting for Walter Winchell’s staccato “Untouchables” delivery…The chronological work follows the lives of the two men and is impossible to turn off. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Revolutionizes our understanding of Al Capone and Eliot Ness beyond myths and misinformation with groundbreaking research and effortless storytelling that will thrill historians and general readers alike.”

    — Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author
  • “The telling is so expertly done, it’s hard to resist.”

    — Seattle Times
  • “A gripping take on Chicago’s past that reads like a novel.”

    — Chicago magazine
  • “A definite account. Masterfully written.”

    — CrimeReads
  • “Collins and Schwartz present a balanced view of the role of Ness in capturing Capone…The result is an informed and valuable addition to the numerous books about Capone and Ness.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A gritty dual biography reveals the underworld of crime and corruption in 1920s and ’30s America…A fast-paced tale related with novelistic drama.”

    — Kirkus Reviews


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection

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About the Authors

Max Allan Collins is the author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. One of most prolific and popular authors working in the field today, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2017. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

About Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than five thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than nine hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.