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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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    Michael 10-07-11
    Michael 10-07-11
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    "Very good"

    This story of con artist is really captivating. You will read the descriptions of his tricks a will be laughing about them all along. This book is so much fun. It was very hard keeping poker face during my commuting or walking the streets listening to this book.
    I was positively surprised by the narration. Mr. Whitener is excellent. If I put his performance in the context of all other books I have read on Audible, he is the best. The story with his performance is vibrant and sparkling. He can put the right amount of passion into the reading. The speech is perfectly articulated, no comprehension problems at all. You can't wish for better performance!

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    Dan Canada 10-02-11
    Dan Canada 10-02-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story, Poor Performance"

    I've never seen the movie, but knew the basic story. I really enjoyed this book and the story was fun all the way through. If you think about how much more security we have today - you'd never be able to get away with what Frank did now.

    The biggest downside to this book for me was the narrator. I thought his voice didn't match the character, and the voices he did for other characters were all to similar, especially his female voices.

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    kurt 09-28-11
    kurt 09-28-11
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    "Awesome listen!"

    Even if you have seen the movie, this is a must listen. Abagnale narrates the book himself and does a great job adding emphasis where only the author knows best. The book ends rather abruptly and nothing like the movie. It includes amazing details of his cons that the movie left out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alan Sunrise, FL, United States 09-24-11
    Alan Sunrise, FL, United States 09-24-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Did I miss something??"

    Ending sucks. I had to go to Wikipedia to get the ending

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    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 09-23-11
    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 09-23-11
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    "Great start, then just got BOOOOOOOORRRRRRRING!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I just loved this book for perhaps the first four hours... even laughing outloud. The reader was excellent, although when I first heard his voice, I thought he would be just horrible to listen to. His voice, his reading however, perfectly fit this book. That wasn't the problem. If you want to pay this much money for a great 4 hours, then it is worth it. I got this book on the 4.95 sale, so yes, the first four hours were worthwhile, but then i was so tired of the author's " same old same old" cheque fraud stories. His going on and on about how he just LOVED women, and all the women he "had" got old pretty fast.


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    Phil Newcastle, Australia 09-21-11
    Phil Newcastle, Australia 09-21-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "What a life!"

    Great story and unlike some I didnt mind that it was set back in the day. It only added to the comfort that this couldn't happen again. I mean, I can't even remember the last time I used my cheque book, Thank God!!

    SPOLIER ALERT!!
    His retelling of his time in French custody is shocking and absolutely eye opening.

    A great read.

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    Mark Irons Rockwall, TX 09-19-11
    Mark Irons Rockwall, TX 09-19-11 Member Since 2014

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    "In-person better than movie or book"
    Would you listen to Catch Me If You Can again? Why?

    No, I probably will not listen again to the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catch Me If You Can?

    The "fruits" of his labors imprisoned in Europe brought the whole experience down to earth.


    Which character ??? as performed by Barrett Whitener ??? was your favorite?

    Abignale.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Through Abignale, I experienced the angst and longing of a teenager. His time in French prison was especially painful to listen to. The abrupt ending was very disappointing because it omits the redemptive part of Abignale's story.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the conditions of Abignale's parole was to present at high school assemblies and tell his story to students. My high school in Independence, Missouri was one of those. I remember listening to him and thinking that his story was too fantastic to believe. I had the same feeling listening to the book and kept wondering if everything he did could be corraborated. Nonetheless, if even a portion of it is true, it is amazing. Some of Abignale's success was dumb luck and much of it was the ability to think quickly on his feet. What a brilliant mind!

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

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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!

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    Evan Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-11
    Evan Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-11 Member Since 2017

    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.

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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.

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