• The Man Who Robbed the Pierre

  • The Story of Bobby Comfort
  • By: Ira Berkow
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-01-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (4 ratings)

Summary

Bobby Comfort wanted to be a good something. He turned out to be a great criminal.
January 2, 1972: Men in tuxedos rob the Pierre, a New York hotel. They get away with $11 million worth of cash and jewelry. The police are baffled by how large-scale a heist could go off so smoothly. The answer was in the leader of the thieves, a man by the name of Bobby Comfort. Comfort took to crime from a young age, card sharping, petty theft, and eventually robbery. Taking money from the rich, though, was where he excelled. Like Robin Hood (only keeping the loot himself), Comfort masterminded what was, at the time, the most lucrative heist in history.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ira Berkow chronicles the crime, using first-hand accounts to weave together a ripping cops-and-robbers yarn, and a portrait of a truly American rogue.
©1987 Ira Berkow (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pip on 05-06-15

excellent

good listen, classic old school jewel heist, well read, would make a good movie, recommended

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dann on 05-03-17

I love these stories

I find it interesting how people get to where they went. What the motivations were to get there and the ingenuity it took to get there. Given the cleverness of the thieves, I always wonder what they would have invented or done in a legal profession. What gadgets they may have created or betterment they could have done. Some of the most ingenious ideas are used in committing crimes. Bobby got comfortable robbing hotels. Comfort's not a good thing while committing crimes.

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4 out of 5 stars
By B Rose on 21-04-15

Very good listen

This is face passed and exciting. Hard to believe how much the did and got away with before the Pierre. Worth the listen.

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