Shapiro should stick to non-fiction. An account of a criminal who at least knows he/she is a criminal would be a refreshing change.
Sands probably did the best she could, given that she was tasked with being the voice of one of the most self-involved, morally vacuous women it has been my displeasure to endure.
Not at all, and I've been reading about some of the famous forgers mentioned in the book.
Possibly, although I thought her pronunciation of the various non-English names was a bit too precious. Remids me of that scene when Diane Keaton is talking to Woody Allen about Van Gogh, and it sounds like she has a bad case of phlegm.
It could have been so much better if the characters had not been some of the most narcissistic and annoying that I have ever had the misfortune to hear.
While parts of this book were quite interesting, the narration was not very good. All of Ms. Sands' male characters sounded the same, like they had strep throat as well as a hangover. The big surprise at the end was pretty obvious for the last three hours of the book.
Not from the author but the narrator did a fine enough job.
The protagonist. She was annoying, weak-willed, naive, and her catharsis was next to nothing. I only hope the author intended this. Come to think of it, the protagonist wasn't just naive, she was plain stupid after falling for the same con.
Business Physicist and Astronomer
I confess, I did not not like this book. I wanted to like it but never got there. This has a lot to do with the awful narration. Every male character sounds like an airline pilot on sleeping pills. The victim, rather, central character seems a wreck of a person who I just couldn't find any empathy for.
The story had potential but the past and present stories only fit together by a thread of irony. The "three years ago" stuff really wasn't a good vehicle to support or move the plot---it was ironic but not necessary. Think about it.
Stripping out the whole Issac thing would have cut this down to a decent read.
No, I barely could stay interested and was sorry at the end that our hero wasn't hauled off to prison for making me endure this story.
I wouldn't recommend it. But you might like it. It ain't literature folks. Taste in stories vary. You may like it. Many do.
I don't usually read books twice, some probably won't listen to it again - but I did find myself wishing it would go on, revisiting the story in my head for days after I finished it.
It was a good story, and well told. I liked the art world setup, the mix of historical detail and contemporary narrative, the plot was very compelling and not too trite or predictable - it was very fun.
Breathy; vocal fry
It's a good name
I did not like the reader. At one point I almost stopped listening because it was getting unbearable (but I pulled through... Glad I did). Somehow she made most conversations sound like sexual situations or over-dramatic exchanges.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
Fascinating! I thoroughly enjoyed!!!
Book ended a little quickly though...almost like the story was finished in a hurry. I would read another book on this topic by this author!!! Refreshing.
Not really. I enjoyed the basic context of the story, but I found myself more frustrated with the characters than anything else.
Highly enjoyable whodunit, howdunit, wasitdun plot, powered by some excellent bits of art history, and the techniques of forgery.
The romance was a bit flat, but all of the art stuff was fascinating.
The Art Forger is not great literature; however, the subject is facinating and timely. The plot is engrossing. A worthwhile listen.
The exploration of old and new painting materials and techniques as well as the several plot twists made me sorry to finish