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Publisher's Summary

What would you steal if you couldn't get caught?

It started as the perfect crime. Then it took a turn for the worse.

Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.

It's a foolproof crime. More important, for Charlie and Oliver, it's a way out of debt and the key to a new life. All they have to do is take the money.

But when they do, they quickly discover they've got a lot more on their hands than the prize. Before they can blink, a friend is dead - and the bank, the Secret Service, and a female private investigator are suddenly closing in.

Trapped in a breakneck race to stay alive, Charlie and Oliver are about to discover a secret that will test their trust and forever change their lives.

©2002 by Forty-Four Steps, Inc., Alll Rights Reserved; (P)2002 by Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

Critic Reviews

"A fast-paced, fresh-scrubbed tale of financial adventure." (Publishers Weekly)

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good story and reading

brad meltzer has written a lot of books with great plots and characters. this one is no different. great majpr plot, with lots of sub plots, and character development. worth a listen.

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Love this book

I purchased this book a while back and recently listened to it again. It was just as good as it was the first time.

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A note to the book editor

a few things I hope you do not repeat with future books in this series include:
1. dramatic music between chapters - at the end of random chapters dramatic/suspenseful music would play before the narration began. I found it annoying.
2. the use of unnecessary extra descriptors/adjectives extending the length of the scenes by describing things that didnt matter and/or things that had been previously described, especially during suspensful parts of the book, was annoying and could easily be edited out to make a better book.
3. the repetition of lines from the end of one chapter and again at the begining of the next chapter using a different tone/inflection- why?!?
4. no reintroduction of characters from first 1/4 of book that reappeared in the last 1/4 of book proved to be a challenge to remember who they were and why they were important to the story line/how they fit in.

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I recommend.

It's one of Brad Meltzer's better books. Scott Brick, as always, is a pleasure to listen to.

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Not his best

I had read a few of Brad's books and this one was not a pleasurable as the other one's. There were plenty of twist and turns to keep you in suspense but the final chapter left didn't fully explain where the money went or I don't like whom it went to.

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Character flaw

I could not get invested enough in the main characters to listen for long stretches. Plausible plot but I just couldn't care.

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Interesting - Cat and Mouse

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's a good cat and mouse game. The 2 characters Charlie and Oliver, got on my last nerves. Oliver is too gullible and weak minded. Charlie is smart but a pain in the behind. Besides those pet peeves I did enjoy this book and would recommend it if you like a good mystery.

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A story that could easily happen

Where does The Millionaires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably midrange.<br/><br/> At times I loved it and couldn't stop listening and other parts I felt like, come on, come let's move on.

Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Meltzer? Why or why not?

Yes I liked the story line ( for the most part ) and the characters. They weren't all shiny polished and perfect. They had everyday struggles like most of us do.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

He is a very good performer. For me it is about the narration. If I don't like the narration I can't get through a good story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You really thought you could pull this off???

Any additional comments?

Worth listening to

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  • jpop
  • Greenville, NC
  • 04-07-16

easy listening

this story seems like it is for teenagers, ,,but it keeps just enough suspense an twist s I will buy more of this author

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Main characters-ugh

Best character of the book was "Joey". I'd read a sequel with her as the main.
Ollie and Charlie were Insipid whining and arguing brothers and the emphasis on the brotherly dynamics was painful.
Good story