I just loved this book for perhaps the first four hours... even laughing outloud. The reader was excellent, although when I first heard his voice, I thought he would be just horrible to listen to. His voice, his reading however, perfectly fit this book. That wasn't the problem. If you want to pay this much money for a great 4 hours, then it is worth it. I got this book on the 4.95 sale, so yes, the first four hours were worthwhile, but then i was so tired of the author's " same old same old" cheque fraud stories. His going on and on about how he just LOVED women, and all the women he "had" got old pretty fast.
Great story and unlike some I didnt mind that it was set back in the day. It only added to the comfort that this couldn't happen again. I mean, I can't even remember the last time I used my cheque book, Thank God!!
His retelling of his time in French custody is shocking and absolutely eye opening.
A great read.
No, I probably will not listen again to the book.
The "fruits" of his labors imprisoned in Europe brought the whole experience down to earth.
Through Abignale, I experienced the angst and longing of a teenager. His time in French prison was especially painful to listen to. The abrupt ending was very disappointing because it omits the redemptive part of Abignale's story.
One of the conditions of Abignale's parole was to present at high school assemblies and tell his story to students. My high school in Independence, Missouri was one of those. I remember listening to him and thinking that his story was too fantastic to believe. I had the same feeling listening to the book and kept wondering if everything he did could be corraborated. Nonetheless, if even a portion of it is true, it is amazing. Some of Abignale's success was dumb luck and much of it was the ability to think quickly on his feet. What a brilliant mind!
One of the most intriguing books I've every read or listened to. Book so, so much interesting and thorough than the movie....and I love the movie.
This is a book I'd listen to a second time and enjoy it just as much.
Business owner , philanthropist.
Really good all the way through. Has a fun edge to it. It kind of makes you want to become a felon.
There were times that this story had me stopped in my tracks, unable to move or complete the chores I was working on because it was THAT GOOD. The exploits that he got into and the things he got away with are so freaking unbelievable that you will shake your head in disbelief. His stories are so mind blowing that I had to tell as many people as would listen about the most exciting exploits. Just a really good read and a really good narrator.
This is a fantastic, truth is stranger than fiction story which translates beautifully into audible format. My only gripe with it is that the producers of the audiobook chose to omit the epilogue which details some of the most important information of the story (i.e. what happens to Frank after his antics come to an in the USA). It leaves the audiobook feeling unfinished and is rather unsatisfying after taking the journey with Frank so far.
I'd still recommend it though - but perhaps watch the movie immediately afterwards to enjoy drawing the comparisons and to get filled in on the end of the tale...
“As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker
Frank W. Abagnale is for sure one of the sharpest minds I have heard of, if he had the right track he could have been an Einstein!!
The book is really engaging and amusing , and the narrator voice is the best possible choice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)
Rock Star come Office Furniture Salesman.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!! One of the best books Ive ever (not) read. Hillarious! Incredibly well written and the narration is superb!
It was great to listen to the full story of this incredible person who got away with so much. I didn't want to stop listening, it kept me interested from start to finish.