Summing the book in three words contradicts the requirements of 15 words minimum. Great overall story of the theft along with the workings of the diamond world. Although it is written like the story is completey accurate the reality is that the story is not flawless. The story is all based upon evidence and accounts other than those of the crinimals. When the book concludes it becomes evident that the real story from the thieves perspective was never told. But that is also part of intrigue as you do not come to that fimr conclusion until the end.
The ah ha moment when the determined they could get into the safe.
Performance was a good narration with no character voices. Nice for a change from the narrators who perform versus narrate.
Found myself pulling for the main character
Say something about yourself!
I stopped listening once arrests were made; the last third of the book held no mystery, and so I lost interest.
The planning and execution of the heist was enthralling, though.
Tell us about yourself!
This isnt really a fast paced book. Doesnt have danger and daring exploits. But it is an interesting look into the crime and attempted getaway. Kids, dont try this at home! but its ok to listen to.
A book about the Diamond business and those who find incredible ways to get their hands on 'the goods'.
Yes - probably -
A little boring.
For such an incredibly fascinating subject - the presentation was boring and draggy.
I would recommend, I found the planning of the heist interesting.
I'm inspired to rob a bank. Just kidding. No it didn't, but reminds me a how well thought out plan can go, and how it's the little overlooked things that can kill everything.
What I thought was going to be an exciting thriller, advertised as "the largest diamond heist in history", was rather flat both in story and in the reading. The details of the planning and the heist itself were described as if our "school of Turin" was a crew of plumbers off to replace the fixtures in a customer's bathroom. And to have the apparently successful heist come undone within twenty-four hours because the masterminds were careless about their trash was disappointing. Even I know to be careful of my credit card receipts before they get tossed into the kitchen waste basket. The narrator's voice was pleasant enough, and he read clearly, but even he seemed a little bored by the mechanics of the operation. Interesting, to a point, but definitely not thrilling.
A few have stated that the first section about the history and process of diamonds was boring. Yes, it was not the most exciting part of the book but learning about the history is fascinating. The heist, trials, etc. were very interesting, I love non-fiction like this. I need to go watch Oceans 11 again. They are not the exact same story, but some of the "real" story was used in the movie.
Yes, it's an amazing book
Leonard , he is very smart
A clean message from the author
Yes, no one is safe, even the most secure place on earth has risks
My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
I think these guys should be given all types of immunity for their true version of how they pulled this off just to see if there was anything left out of this list of counter security measures written here. This was genius. This goes to show that there's no such thing as security. Security is only good till someone figures out how to fool it. Man is genius in his pursuit of money, fame and power. This is well told, VERY well researched and well written.