From critically acclaimed novelist Bradford Morrow, called "a mesmerizing storyteller who casts an irresistible spell" by Joyce Carol Oates and "one of America's major literary voices" by Publishers Weekly, comes The Forgers, a richly told thriller about the dark side of the rare book world.
The rare book world is stunned when a reclusive collector, Adam Diehl, is found dead on the floor of his Montauk home, hands severed, surrounded by valuable inscribed books and original manuscripts that have been vandalized beyond repair. Adam's sister, Meghan, and her lover, Will - a convicted but unrepentant literary forger - struggle to come to terms with the seemingly incomprehensible murder. But when Will begins receiving threatening letters written in the handwriting of long-dead authors from someone who knows secrets about Adam's death and Will's past, he understands his own life is also on the line.
The Forgers delves deeply into the passions that drive collectors to the razor's edge of morality, brilliantly confronting the hubris and mortal danger of attempting to rewrite history with a fraudulent pen.
©2005 Original material 2014 Bradford Morrow. Recorded by arrangement with Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Although I am glad I stuck this book out for the ending, I could not figure out if it was dull because of the story or the narrator. A better narrator might have livened it up, but the main character seemed to be spending inordinate amounts of time doing housework type tasks. It could have been more interesting if the author had done more research on forger types.
Couldn't wait to finish it. I skipped ahead by 30 minutes and didn't miss anything in the plot
The reference to classic authors and the main character's back to story were interesting. The constant underlying main characters concern for his own well being made the story drag. Also all the first person thought process is very boring.
So few characters to worry about.
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The plot summary sounded interesting; it just didn't do it for me.
Accountant addicted to Audiobooks. I was never a reader until I started my Audible Subscription.
It has to be better than the print version because R.C. Bray narrated it. The narration is flawless and expresses the masterfully spoken word. The protagonist in the story spoke so eloquently in the book, and Mr. Bray made him sound even more eloquent than if I would have read it on my own.
R.C. Bray is my favorite narrator, but this book is far different than his normal narrated books. He took the spoken word and told the story with beautiful precision and sophistication.
I listened to the book in 4 days during this hectic holiday season.
You should look up R.C. Bray in the search box and check out his other narrated titles. The Forgers has won a Headphones audiobook award.
Ive been having some trouble with my eyesight so have been listening to Books on Tape, and I was looking for a simple mystery to follow up on Tana French's new book. The Forgers appealed to me because of the ratings from readers, the length (longer books on tape are difficult I find) and the genre.
The book is far from simple.
Mr. Morrow had me from the first sentence. I adore books, I love to read them, smell them, hold them, etc. Electronic reading for me is for the internet.
So the world of first editions and book selling is an added intriguing subject. Mr. Morrows prose however took me most by surprise. When listening as opposed to reading, a different part of the brain must be engaged to conjure up the images of the characters and the setting. From the first I had a clear picture of the protagonist, also the moderator, and the setting in NYC, Long Island and Ireland. The story is beautifully woven, and the protagonist's love for the language, and of the written word, as well as the readers interpretation is just wonderful and kept me fully engaged.
I'll say no more about the story line, but I am so looking forward to presenting this to my reading group as a very concise and compelling read
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