The orchid thief a true story of beauty and obsession
(CD audio book)

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Published:
Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Co., p2002, c1998.
Format:
CD audio book
Physical Desc:
5 sound discs (5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 635.9344 O715o
Description
The Orchid Thief is the true story of John Laroche, an obsessed Florida plant dealer willing to go to any lengths to steal rare and protected wild orchids and clone them, all for a tidy profit. But the morality of Laroche's actions do not drive the narrative of Orlean's strange, compelling, and hilarious book. She is much more interested in the spectacle this unusual man creates through his actions, including one of the oddest legal controversies in recent memory, which brought together environmentalists, Native American activists, and devoted orchid collectors. She follows Laroche deep into Florida's swamps, tapping into not only the psyche of the deeply opinionated Laroche but also the wider subculture of orchid collectors, including aristocrats, fanatics, and smugglers whose obsession with plants is all-consuming. Orlean portrays the weirdness of it all in wonderful detail, but, ultimately, the book is primarily about passion itself and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1565116909

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General Note
Abridged.
Participants/Performers
Read by Anna Fields.
Description
Fascinating, witty, and bizarre, this true story of beauty and obsession in Florida weaves a seductive tale of plant smugglers, swamp explorers, and the strange effects orchids have on the eccentric collectors who must possess them.
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Compact discs.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Orlean, S., & Fields, A. (20021998). The orchid thief: a true story of beauty and obsession. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Orlean, Susan and Anna Fields. 20021998. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Co.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Orlean, Susan and Anna Fields, The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Co, 20021998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Orlean, Susan., and Anna Fields. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Co, 20021998.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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