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The Lampshade Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (260 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Jacobson Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Journalist Mark Jacobson tells the true story of his historical, moral, and philosophical journey of discovery after a friend finds a lampshade made of human skin in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Jonna | 2/15/2014

    " The subject matter is horrific and it recalls the Holocaust. But as horrific as the book is to read - again, it's important to read so that we never forget the Holocaust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Erika | 2/2/2014

    " This book wasn't what I had been expecting, but was still an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Kasandra | 1/30/2014

    " Creepy and chilling, but also fascinating. Goes back and forth between Nazi history/German history as well as New Orleans history. Can't believe the lamp was found here in NOLA, or that it was bought at a rummage sale across the street from a friend's house. Bizarre. The book may give me bad dreams, though, after the atrocities it details. Worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Cindy | 1/16/2014

    " Not really what I was expecting. This book sort of rambled all over the place; between New Orleans post - Katrina, WWII Germany and surrounding enemies/allies, crackpot Holocause deniers, and Neo-Nazi skinheads. The sections that focused on the lampshade itself were interesting; and while I can understand that science can only say so much about something dated, I was really hoping for more absolute answers. I would give a higher rating, if only the book had been edited to focus on the actual "detective story." "

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About the Author

Mark Jacobson has been a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Esquire, and New York. He is the author of 12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time: A Semi-Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe; Teenage Hipster in the Modern World; and the novels Gojiro and Everyone and No One.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.