Both the story and narrator are fascinating, watching the movie is nothing like listening to this book. And it really isn't. Despite stating that a movie is being made based on this book, this book stops at a point where you'd think there is part 2. Seems Mr. Frank didn't wanna go any deeper into the story... he thought this was a smart point to stop? But this is WAY ahead of the true ending.
I have to say I'm quite disappointed at how it ended, thus the 4 star
Very interesting book. How he could pull off each ruse showed he was quite daring and that he had to be quite intelligent. Of course it could also mean people are gullible. Probably a little of each. How he could pass the bar without going through law school or know enough to fool pilots or other doctors was amazing. The only downside to the book was that in some spots it dragged a little and in others it was a little unbelievable. For example the conditions in the Swedish prison seem almost too glamorous. The French prison was so bad that you would understand that he would not ever go back to France and commit a crime. The ending was a little quick so you knew there was going to be a second book. Also, it probably didn't help that I had seen the movie first. I think it would have been better to read the book first. Still it was a very good book. Now onto the second book, "The Art of the Steal".
Frank Abagnale Jr. is my new hero. He is the ultimate con man and his experiences will keep you at the edge of your seat. I found myself grinning quite a bit as i imagined what it must have been like to live life 'dead heading' across the country and pulling off the most innovative counterfeiting schemes. Oh why did i finish school and not start up a life of crime?!? Oh wait, french prisons... that may be why. Great listen! Worth the credit.
Very interesting in hearing how his thought processes worked. It's a good thing the typical human doesn't think the way he does or we'd be an even more corrupt society. Definitely worth reading for entertainment purposes, as well as to understand how a fraudster thinks.
A fascinating tale of a young con man from a more trusting time. However the book ends abrubtly and you never find out the true ending to his adventures.
You can't avoid laughing, when you hear the story, however, when you think about it more, it's not so funny. I listen to that on my oversee flight - it went like a charm.
When you start to feel it's repetitive, the twist comes and you're in a complete different environment. The narrator is fantastic, the 'ICH' form makes the book+audio entertaining.
Excellent and excellent. I first watched the movie and then went to listen to the book and got 360 degrees of the story. I enjoyed every line of the book. It is well written and the reader is crystal clear. I did not rewind a single time due to the clarity of the audio. Anyway, I will watch the movie again. All this tell it all how I enjoyed the story.