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Catch Me If You Can | [Frank W. Abagnale]

Catch Me If You Can

Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
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Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. Known by the police of 26 foreign countries and all 50 states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam - until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades and ingenious escapes - including one from an airplane - make Catch Me If You Can an irresistible tale of deceit. It's also a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

©1980 Frank Abagnale, Jr.; (P)2001 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Steve Charlotte, NC, United States 12-17-02
    Steve Charlotte, NC, United States 12-17-02 Member Since 2012

    An Audible veteran with more than a decade of commutes listening to audiobooks.

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    "Really entertaining!"

    This is very entertaining title and Barry Whitener does an incredible job narrating. Barry does the voices and acting so well you forget there's only one person performing.

    35 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Indianapolis, IN, USA 12-14-02
    Chris Indianapolis, IN, USA 12-14-02
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    "Veryy entertaining but Cut Short"

    I enjoyed this book immensly. Mr. Abignale Weaves a wonderful story that traces his life as a brilliant "paper hanger." I learned some things I never knew. His ability to create relationships and trust is truly amazing. He has a very keen mind and it was a pleasure to watch it work. The only problem I had with the book was a premature ending. I was left hanging.

    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer RIDLEY PARK, PA, United States 12-07-04
    Amazon Customer RIDLEY PARK, PA, United States 12-07-04 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Story - Who Stole The Ending?"

    <U><B>Catch Me If You Can</B></U>, made into a movie a few years ago with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, was my first introduction to the story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. This is "truth is stranger than fiction" at its finest and one of my most enjoyable listens from audible. My only problem with it is the ending. Spoilled by the movie, which details his time with the FBI and then, in the ending credits, talks about his subsequent consulting work helping combat check fraud for banks and businesses, the audio book doesn't get into any of that, but ends very abruptly - like many of Abagnale's alter-ego lives. Still very enjoyable and highly recommended with very good narration.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Redmond, WA, USA 01-17-03
    Douglas Redmond, WA, USA 01-17-03
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    "Way to go, Kid?"

    Breezy, fascinating story of an amoral teenager duping the adult world and enjoying *almost* every moment of it. (The French prison portion is harrowing.) No surprise: better than the movie. Reader is excellent. Well worth it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Westport, CT, United States 01-10-03
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 01-10-03 Member Since 2010
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    "Catch Me If You Can"

    This book does a great job telling the story of how this young con man swindled millions of dollars from hotels and banks during a multi-year escapade through the US and Europe. After reading about Abagnale's prison life in France, that's one country where you should not break the law.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 05-11-04
    Matthew 05-11-04 Member Since 2013
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    "Read the book AND watch the movie"

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Beaufort, SC, USA 05-18-03
    Craig Beaufort, SC, USA 05-18-03
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    "Great complement to the Film"

    Of course, the successful film brought this book (20+ years old) back into print and its a good complement to the film as it is far different, with more detail into exactly HOW Frank got away with matters and far less on the FBI "Javert" who pursued him. Still, we all paid for what Frank did, in terms of higher prices, Frank relied on the willingness to be kind of total strangers so his 6 months of cruel treatment in France didn't concern me too much. Still excellent and highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Selma Costa Mesa, CA, United States 02-10-03
    Selma Costa Mesa, CA, United States 02-10-03 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing true story"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the telling of this sport span of white collar crime in a person so young. It is truly unbelievable that a mere teenager could have pulled off so much and fooled so many. The narrator kept my attention throughout. Although I had already viewed the film, I found the book so much more entertaining. If you saw the movie and liked it, I recommend that you follow up your experience with this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gale LaPorte, CO, USA 12-28-02
    Gale LaPorte, CO, USA 12-28-02
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    "Absolutely Fascinating"

    What a brilliant con artist, and to be so young....one with a (sort of) conscience. Held my attention all the way thru. Good reader Barrett Whitener. Has a pleasing voice, easy to listen too. Recommend to anyone interested in the workings of the con artist's mind.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kelli Birmingham, AL, United States 01-13-03
    Kelli Birmingham, AL, United States 01-13-03 Member Since 2007
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    "Addictively Easy to Listen To This Story"

    Light, entertaining, amazing. Frank Abagnale, Jr.'s short life of crime pulls you in almost immediately and you keep listening to discover just what he has up his sleeve next. I was surprised to hear myself secretly cheering on his masterminds and cons. What an enlightening book to listen to over the holidays.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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