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21. Under the Streets of Nice: The
 
22. L. RON HUBBARD FINAL BLACKOUT
 
23. L. RON HUBBARD FINAL BLACKOUT
 
24. Double Exposure ; Double Exposure
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25. Sidney Sheldon 2-In-1: The Naked
 
26. Double Exposure A Gallery of the
 
27. Vaudeville
 
28. Double Exposure a Gallery of the
29. SHOCK TREATMENT - MOVIE POSTER
 
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30. Transformation: The Break Through
 
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31. Murder With a Twist
 
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32. Double Exposure Take Two
 
33. Murder in Hollywood
 
34. Uncle Vasya is a Hero and Other
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35. Great Mystery Series: 12 Of the
 
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36. Ole Doc Methuselah: The Intergalactic
 
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37. The Guest of Honor
 
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38. Under the Streets of Nice
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39. The Stars Shine Down (Two Abridged
 
40. Double exposure, take three /

21. Under the Streets of Nice: The Bank Heist of the Century
by Ken Follett, Rene Maurice His
Audio CD: Pages (2008-11-01)
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Follett's engaging Streets of Nice tells the true story of Albert Spaggiari, the man who engineered the European crime of the century. Intriguingly, he accomplished his1976 bank heist "without guns, without violence, without hate." Here is the breathtakingly compelling story of Spaggiari, his "sewer gang," and the most daring, outrageous theft of the century.
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22. L. RON HUBBARD FINAL BLACKOUT A FUTURISTIC WAR NOVEL READY BY MCDOWALL (Audio Cassette)
by RODDY MCDOWALL (Narrator)
 Hardcover: Pages (1992)

Asin: B0047X25OK
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23. L. RON HUBBARD FINAL BLACKOUT A FUTURISTIC WAR NOVEL READY BY MCDOWALL
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1992)

Asin: B000VAEM44
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AUDIO BOOK. 2 CASSETTES ABRIDGED DIGAL RECORDING. SET IN EUROPE DEVASTATED BY 30 YEARS OF INCESSANT WARFARE, fINAL bLACKOUT IS THE STORY OF A SMALL BAND OF SOLDIERS AND THEIR COURAGEOUS AND CHARISMATIC LEADER, KNOWN SIMPLY AS "THE LIEUTENANT" ... Read more


24. Double Exposure ; Double Exposure Take Two ; Double Exposure Take Three
by Roddy McDowall
 Hardcover: Pages (1992)

Asin: B000NVFIBW
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25. Sidney Sheldon 2-In-1: The Naked Face/the Stars Shine Down
by Sidney Sheldon
Audio Cassette: Pages (1999-07)
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Asin: 0787119660
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26. Double Exposure A Gallery of the Celebrated with Commentary By the Equally Celebrated [Hardcover]
by Roddy McDowall (Author)
 Hardcover: Pages (1966)

Asin: B001E05LFY
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27. Vaudeville
by Whitley Strieber
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1996-03)
list price: US$4.99
Isbn: 0787107638
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28. Double Exposure a Gallery of the Celebrated with Commenary By the Equally Celebrated
by Roddy McDowall
 Hardcover: Pages (1966)

Asin: B003JTVG2K
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29. SHOCK TREATMENT - MOVIE POSTER
by LAUREN BACALL; STUART WHITMAN; CAROL LYNLEY; RODDY MCDOWALL
Poster: Pages (1964)

Asin: B0049BXBNO
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30. Transformation: The Break Through
by Whitley Strieber, Roddy McDowall
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1988-10)
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Asin: 1558001034
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31. Murder With a Twist
by Roddy McDowall
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1992-10)
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Asin: 1559271752
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32. Double Exposure Take Two
by Roddy, compiled and photographed by McDowall
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Asin: B000KUVX7Y
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33. Murder in Hollywood
by Morgan Fairchild
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1992-10)
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Isbn: 1559271655
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34. Uncle Vasya is a Hero and Other Stories of the Young Heroes and Heroines of the U.S.S.R.
by Skippy, Prof. Solomon Mikhoels, E. D. Kisselev, and Roddy McDowall HOMEIER
 Paperback: Pages (1944)

Asin: B0047AOZUA
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35. Great Mystery Series: 12 Of the Best Mystery Short Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Audio Cassette: Pages (2000-02)
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Asin: 1578151554
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Short
I was pleasntly suprised to find good short mystries. However I was not pleased with cassete tapes. they gest worn-out too quickley. Bur to listen to one time through there good stories. ... Read more


36. Ole Doc Methuselah: The Intergalactic Adventures of the Soldier of Light
by L. Ron Hubbard
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1993-08)
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Asin: 1592120334
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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A member of the soldiers of Light, the most elite organization in the universe, Ole Doc Methuselah battles disease, plague, mutation, slavery, and old age with the assistance of his alien servant, Hippocrates.National ad/promo. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A Medical Space Opera
The Ole Doc Methuselah stories are a series of seven novelettes that L. Ron Hubbard wrote for _Astounding_ between 1947 and 1950 under the pseudonym of Rene Lafayette. They remained uncollected for twenty years but were finally assembled as _Ole Doc Methuselah_ (1970), complete with a page explaining why L. Ron Hubbard was a Benifactor to Humanity. I do not have all of the stories in their original magazine form, but I have a few of them. It looks as if few changes were made from magazine to book form.

The stories are about a human medical man with an alien sidekick who flies about space solving medical problems that are usually linked with skulduggery and social troubles. Science fiction readers may notice a faint resemblance to Murray Leinster's later Med Service stories about a human medical man with an alien sidekick who flies about space solving medical problems that are usually linked with skulduggery and social troubles.

There are some differences between the series. Leinster's stories are better crafted, more logical, and more scientifically savvy. But Hubbard's tales have a splash, color, and flamboyance that is lacking in the Med Service stories. My favorite stories are the title story, in which a fishing trip on an alien planet lands Doc in the middle of a real estate [...]; "Her Majesty's Aberration," in which a moment of absent-mindedness leads Doc off-course to a planet most of us would rather avoid; and "Plague," about an old-fashioned solution to a new-fangled problem.

But there are moments of unintended irony for me:

"My man," said Ole Doc, "your precious bombs were one of the oldest known buncombes in medical history. A Propellant and ephidrine, that's all. Ephidrine barely permits the allergy patient to breathe. It wasn't 'air' you were selling but a phony second rate drug that costs about a dollar a barrel. They'd take a little and needed more. You were clear back in the dark ages of medical history-- about a century after they'd stopped using witches for doctors. Ragweed, ephidrine-- but they were enough to wreck the lives of nearly everyone on this planet." (108)

Several months after he published the last of the Doc Methuselah stories, Hubbard published the first of his Dianetics articles in the pages of _Astounding_. Now I wonder... What would Ole Doc Methuselah say about that?

5-0 out of 5 stars Ole Doc Methuselah
This is one of my all time favorite stories and one of the earliest Science-Fiction/Fastasy tales I ever read. The style is classic early Sci-fi and the humor is rollicking and delightful. The material is a bit dated but it is still a great fun read!

Lance Whalin

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Sci-fi
This old mini-series of stories is wonderful and should be rewritten into a mini-series of either made for TV or Movies.Full of original ideas and characters.I wish Cutting Audio got the rights and did a graphic audio novel(s) of this excellent story.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not brain food - but heaps of fun if read in context
It's interesting to see either complete hatred or unreserved praise for this, or all of Hubbard's book for that matter.In my opinion, neither are quite deserved.Quick disclaimer: unlike one of the reviewers below, all I know about Hubbard was that he founded Scientology which is really quite silly.I am really just reviewing the book.

Ole Doc Methuselah is a space-western.It is not sophiscated 'hard science fiction' and if read as such will generate a lot of frustration.For the most part, the author has his tongue firmly in the cheek and this shows.I mean - how can you take a hero (or the universe he inhabits) that fixes a planetary system's entire socio-political problems by 3 hours of plastic surgery seriously?!?!?There is some science though - for example Hubbard's description of TB sounds very much first hand; the use of omnipotent germ-cells to help regenerate tissue is a serious research discipline today; and the use of 'rays' much unheard of in the 30s & 40s for medical care is now reflected in the well-developed specialty of radiation oncology.What people need to remember is that this book, like many of the 'golden age' stories was written in the 40s and some parts are unavoidably dated.

But the series of short stories do manage to entertain very well.The style is unsophisticated but clear, with the occasional laugh-out-loud passages.The plots are fun and with some completely unlooked for and often improbable twists.The main characters - that is Ole Doc and Hippocrates, are vividly drawn and their conversation really flows.In my opinion, a book that entertained me and made me laugh is worth at least 3 stars - even if it is by a controversial author and will never win the Nobel Prize for literature.

1-0 out of 5 stars hack work
Not only was L. Ron Hubbard a hack but he was a lousy hack. The character of Ole Doc is a medical Lone Ranger of outer space, and the stories are Westerns of the type one heard on afternoon radio in the 1930s and 40s. Without actors to vivify the situations, they and the characters fall flat. However, the recent audio adaptation by 2000x (available from Audible.com) has a great deal of OTR charm. It is far better than the original. ... Read more


37. The Guest of Honor
by Irving Wallace
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1989-06)
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Asin: 1558001379
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not a typical Wallace effort
An immensely disappointing novel, especially from an author like Wallace.The plot was thin.I now know exactly what people refer to when calling characters cardboard- there was little to no character development.And realism?The 6-year old son of Noy speaks of his various classes in school:arithmetic, geography, history- a 6 year old?And he complains how lame one arithmetic class is.Also, President Underwood demands that the secret service not cover him while he confronts "the bad guy".Not to worry- they outfit him with a gun! Not realistic at all, in my opinion.

I've read a number of Wallace's books:The 3 Sirens, The Plot, The Second Lady, and The Almighty.These were excellent, riveting books.Perhaps Wallace was not well at this time, because this novel is a shadow of the others.

5-0 out of 5 stars The presidency, an international affair ... riveting
In this book the main character is Matt Underwood -- President of the United States.He has an affair with Noy Sang -- ruler of a small asian country.Ultimately they fall in love.This is the intricate story of his wife finding out, the CIA entering the deadly game, and how their love affair ultimately threatens world peace.Excellent storytelling by a great author! ... Read more


38. Under the Streets of Nice
by Ken Follett, Rene L. Maurice
 Audio Cassette: Pages (1996-03)
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Asin: 078710597X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In 1976, Albert Spaggiari robbed a bank in Nice by digging a tunnel from the city sewer system into the bank. He and his gang cleared out $8-10 million in gold, jewelry, gems and cash reserves. Spaggieri, after escaping from the French police, retired to a ranch in Argentina. In 1989, Spaggiari again made the international headlines when he died mysteriously, never revealing the location of the loot. Follett and Maurice deliver the breathtakingly compelling story of Spaggiari and the most outrageous theft of the century. 4 cassettes. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars It is what it is
"Under the Streets of Nice" is an account of a bank heist of about $8-$10 million in cash, gold, and jewlry which occurred in Nice France, in 1976.The burglary was accomplished by a gang of by a 20 led by Albert Spaggiari.Perhaps the most interesting point is that Spaggiari did not evade arrest, but subsequently successfully escaped, and thereafter openly and flamboyantly lived in Paraguay.

This is not a novel, nor historical fiction, the account is almost entirely documentary style, although the description of breaking into the vault is clearly fictionalized.At points it seems that every other sentence begins with "And", or "But", and the French narrator of the audio version hits each one of these as though led by a drum roll.

It is what it is:An interesting account of a real event which is "stranger than fiction"--if not so well written as fiction.If you like non-fiction accounts of real events, this is pretty good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice little mystery
I don't know why Follett would "disavow" this book. It may not be great fiction or even fiction, but it's a nice little thriller or mystery.

This was written many, many years ago based on a true crime, and you should put yourself in 1973 or whenever this was written when you read it.

Fans of Ken Follett should get this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating True Crime Caper
Rather confusingly, this brief and engaging true crime chronicle (it is NOT a novel) has appeared in English under three different titles over the years: The Heist of the Century, Under the Streets of Nice, and The Gentleman of 16 July. To make things even more confusing, although the book was largely the work of French journalists writing under the pseudonym Rene Maurice, some editions prominently bear the name of bestselling thriller-writer Ken Follett on the cover. As Follett explains on his web site, the original translated manuscript was a mess, and he was hired (before he was an established brand) to "fix" it. He spent about two weeks on it and since then has more or less disavowed it: " Not only was it not my best effort, it was well below what I could do.... It's still not a good book, but I turned a completely unpublishable manuscript into something more or less respectable."

More or less respectable is more or less accurate, the prose is far from great, but the story itself is absolutely fascinating. It tells of an astounding bank heist in Nice, France in the summer of 1976. A gang of twenty criminals, under the direction of a self-mythologizing right-wing dreamer named Albert Spaggiari spent two months digging a 25-foot tunnel from the city sewer system into a bank vault. Once in, they proceeded to spend the weekend breaking into safe deposit boxes before leaving with some $8 to $10 million in cash, gold, and jewelry and daubing the phrase "sans haine, sans violence et sans arme" on the wall! The book focuses on the heist and the small details that led to Spaggiari's eventual capture. He's a fascinating figure, an ex-paratrooper, OAS member who came within a phone call of assassinating President de Gaulle, but also a photographer who rubbed shoulders with the city elite and had connections with the underworld. The improbable end to the story includes his escape from imprisonment and subsequent flight to Paraguay, where he lived a life of high style and luxury.

The book speaks frequently about how Spaggiari heist and escape was received with general applause by the European public, and how he became a kind of folk hero. Much of this can be attributed to the general human affection for those who poke fun at the authorities (Spaggiari granted numerous magazine interviews until his death in 1989, always taunting the police) without causing any violence. But this obscures the rather darker question surrounding his connection to underground far-right organizations. The book is a little frustrating due to murkiness surrounding the affair. There are some disturbing mistakes made by the police and several indications that Spaggiari was well-connected to France's right-wind elite. In the following years, there were several similar heists elsewhere in France and Europe, including one executed only a month after the Nice job and thus could not possibly be a copycat. There's even an appearance by the CIA!

It would be interesting to know if any further details have come to light in subsequent years. Spaggiari has written at least one memoir of his own (Fric-frac: The Great Riviera Bank Robbery) but this is not likely to be very truthful. The entire affairs is perfectly suited to the movies, and indeed, a French film called Les ├ęgouts du paradis (The Sewers of Paradise) was released in 1979. More recently, there are some indications that Warner Bros. is developing a new version with the title "Under the Streets of Nice".

1-0 out of 5 stars Even the author doesn't recommend it
This novel is a translation from a book originally written in French. Ken is the third author that attempted to translate this book into English.Visit the Ken Follett web site and learn the story behind this book. It'salso titled The Heist of the Century and The Gentlemen of 16 July. Kenconsiders this book "a nightmare" that won't go away and hedoesn't even recommend buying it.

5-0 out of 5 stars READ IT
It's fun, it's brilliant, the author as the main person are both geniuses and it's a true story ... Read more


39. The Stars Shine Down (Two Abridged Cassettes) Read By Roddy McDowall
by Sidney Sheldon
Audio Cassette: Pages (1996)
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40. Double exposure, take three / compiled and photographed by Roddy McDowall
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1993)

Asin: B000VSYNSG
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