This could be a case of the actual book is better than the audio version. The book seemed to really drag on. As I listened to the narrator and sometimes replayed a line in my head I realized that it was Xe Sands' narration that made everyone sound depressed and uninterested with the world. But I am not sure whether that was present, at least to the same degree, in the actual words.
I thought maybe this would be like Dan Brown with an art twist, but really this was a book about art with a little bit of mystery thrown in. I would only recommend to true art fanatics.
I liked the print better.
It moved quickly and kept me interested
A friend had suggested this book and I am so glad she did!
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.
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