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Catch Me If You Can Audiobook

Catch Me If You Can

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"Zingingly told...richly detailed and winning as the devil." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Larry Lake Oswego, Oregon 08-21-11
    Larry Lake Oswego, Oregon 08-21-11 Member Since 2010

    Glade reader

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    "Saw the movie -- book beats it by a 100 miles"

    One of the most intriguing books I've every read or listened to. Book so, so much interesting and thorough than the movie....and I love the movie.

    This is a book I'd listen to a second time and enjoy it just as much.

    Simply GREAT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Evan Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-11
    Evan Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-11 Member Since 2016

    Business owner , philanthropist.

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    "Really fun."

    Really good all the way through. Has a fun edge to it. It kind of makes you want to become a felon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer MC CALLA, AL, United States 07-26-11
    Jennifer MC CALLA, AL, United States 07-26-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Engaging and Mind Boggling"

    There were times that this story had me stopped in my tracks, unable to move or complete the chores I was working on because it was THAT GOOD. The exploits that he got into and the things he got away with are so freaking unbelievable that you will shake your head in disbelief. His stories are so mind blowing that I had to tell as many people as would listen about the most exciting exploits. Just a really good read and a really good narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. P. Doran Hamilton, New Zealand 07-08-11
    J. P. Doran Hamilton, New Zealand 07-08-11

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    "Perfect... except for the ending..."

    This is a fantastic, truth is stranger than fiction story which translates beautifully into audible format. My only gripe with it is that the producers of the audiobook chose to omit the epilogue which details some of the most important information of the story (i.e. what happens to Frank after his antics come to an in the USA). It leaves the audiobook feeling unfinished and is rather unsatisfying after taking the journey with Frank so far.

    I'd still recommend it though - but perhaps watch the movie immediately afterwards to enjoy drawing the comparisons and to get filled in on the end of the tale...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Omar 07-02-11
    Omar 07-02-11 Member Since 2016

    “As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker

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    "Engaging!"

    Frank W. Abagnale is for sure one of the sharpest minds I have heard of, if he had the right track he could have been an Einstein!!
    The book is really engaging and amusing , and the narrator voice is the best possible choice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)

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    Andy Crook, United Kingdom 06-21-11
    Andy Crook, United Kingdom 06-21-11

    Rock Star come Office Furniture Salesman.

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    "Brilliant!"

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!! One of the best books Ive ever (not) read. Hillarious! Incredibly well written and the narration is superb!

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    Pate Erina, Australia 05-26-11
    Pate Erina, Australia 05-26-11
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    "Better than the movie"

    It was great to listen to the full story of this incredible person who got away with so much. I didn't want to stop listening, it kept me interested from start to finish.

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    Graeme Sydney, Australia 01-15-11
    Graeme Sydney, Australia 01-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Grudging Admiration for a Wily Conman"

    Have not seen the film, so not able to make a comparison. Ok, so the author is completely morally reprehensible - listeners need to put that aside to get though this audiobook! The longer this tale went on, the more I began shake my head and laugh as scheme after scheme seemed to fall into place for the author. Can it all possibly be 100% true? Apparently so....
    The narrator does a reasonable job handling the various accents, and captures the "frank" - no pun intended - smugness of the author well.
    The ending is very abrupt, and maybe audiobook format just doesn't suit the ending, for I can easily imagine the ending in a movie format.
    I think at least an epilogue is due though - to tell the story of his eventual meeting with his pursuer.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bashar mishref, Kuwait 09-29-10
    Bashar mishref, Kuwait 09-29-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Only half a story, though a great half"

    Both the story and narrator are fascinating, watching the movie is nothing like listening to this book. And it really isn't. Despite stating that a movie is being made based on this book, this book stops at a point where you'd think there is part 2. Seems Mr. Frank didn't wanna go any deeper into the story... he thought this was a smart point to stop? But this is WAY ahead of the true ending.

    I have to say I'm quite disappointed at how it ended, thus the 4 star

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    Halle Scott 06-02-10
    Halle Scott 06-02-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Good"

    It was middle of the road good.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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