This book captivated my attention from beginning to end. I found myself taking longer routes home in order to hear more.
What a great story. Truely it must be read to be believed. The only thing that I didn't like was the long time spent on his time in the French jail. That was brutal. The rest of the story was very light and whimsical. That part was disturbing. Also, I think the ending leaves a very different impression than the ending of the movie, so for closure see the movie, for the details, enjoy this wonderful story - truth is stranger than fiction!
The movie is very loosely based on this book - and this book is far better. I enjoyed listening to this book more than any others I've listened to in a while. The only criticism I have is that the ending seems rather sudden. Interestingly, Mr. Abagnale never reveals the name of the university he taught at in the book. In the bonus material for the movie, though, he does - Brigham Young University. As a former BYU student myself, and one that still lives in the area, I found that part of the book especially interesting.
I am not a big fan of non-fiction. I think A&E and the History channel do a better job. However this was a great listen. Most criminals you want to go to jail and be punished. Not the protaganist here. It was absolutely hilarious and one of the best purchases I have ever made at aubible.
Absolutely loved this book! I've read... well listened to "Catch Me If You Can" three times since I downloaded it! It amazes me that this is a true story. Now I don't know if I want to go see the movie as I'm afraid they will "mess up" the story too much as so often happens with movies. I'd highly recommend this audible version!
Thoroughly entertained while rooting for the bad guy. The author is a bit full of himself, but that's what made him who he is. It's interesting to hear how luck, timing and knowledge combined with pure chutzpah to allow him to perpetuate his masquerade.
Mr. Abagnale was at the right place, with the right knowledge, at the right time. Makes me want to check incoming resumes a lot more closely.
When a book is so good that even a TERRIBLE reader can make it exciting, you know it's a must. This is that book. I would further suggest that having seen the movie, it is still a great listen. The movie goes farther down the timeline while the audiobook goes more in depth. Really, pick this up. It's worth it.
I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book. But when it ended I thought there must be a part two. There seems to be a big gap between his last escape and where he is now... Loved it though.
VERY VERY entertaining. However the ending leaves you a bit hanging. The pace and rhythm of the story is excellent. You may have to suspend your realistic beliefs a bit but the outlandish scenarios are what keep the book so interesting. It is one of the few books that enticed me to sit in my car to listen even after I arrived at work.
Yes, the content was interesting but the ending simply left one hanging in space.
I have nothing to compare the book with....
The performance was solid; not dull or boring.