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The Millionaires Audiobook

The Millionaires

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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

What the Critics Say

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

What Members Say

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    Kimberly Sanford, NC, United States 08-06-15
    Kimberly Sanford, NC, United States 08-06-15

    Author of Passion Surrender, which was released in January 2015. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling and spending time with my family.

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    "Gripping!"

    Brad Meltzer does it again! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the extensive character development created by the author. I was on the edge of my chair with anticipation as the narrator read along. Oliver and Charlie were very likable characters as they brought us along into their world of banking.

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    J. Buchanan 07-17-15
    J. Buchanan 07-17-15 Member Since 2009

    I'm a simple Mystery-thriller, sci-fi & fantasy, fiction listener.

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    "Some things were a little predictable."

    I really enjoyed this book, but a few things were easily predictable. I'll definitely keep reading Brad Meltzer.

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    Terry 06-24-15
    Terry 06-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "good story but horribly written"
    Would you try another book from Brad Meltzer and/or Scott Brick?

    maybe


    What did you like best about this story?

    the storyline


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less arguing between the brothers. If I wanted to hear that much arguing I would babysit 5 year old triplets. I understand you have to "set" characters personalities. But no two people can be in that close of a proximity, for that length of time, arguing CONSTANTLY without one killing the other.....


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    yes, the storyline is excellent. Use two siblings that argue occasionally instead of constantly and I give it 4 stars.


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    Jennifer Eyler 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cheesy dialogue, cheesy narration, cheesy music"

    I am a big fan of some of Brad Meltzer's other work, but this book was horrible. I only gave it two stars because I actually made it to the end instead of giving up halfway, which would have warranted one star. Don't waste your money!

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    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 04-26-15
    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 04-26-15 Member Since 2017

    I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.

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    "Hokey and Trite"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Based on my personal experience in the venture capital and banking world, the story lacked originality and believability. The two brothers were well beyond the range of believability regarding their caring for each other. Their relationship reminded me of the soppy scenes from romantic love stories.


    What could Brad Meltzer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Brad seems to be caught in a dilemma. Should he concentrate on the serious mystery and story line...or should he continue to sprinkle it so heavily with marginal humor that he detracts from the seriousness of the story? At least for my taste, he has the proportions all wrong. And that's when and why it gets really hokey.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    Scott Brick is an experienced narrator with many fine performances to his credit. But this time it's different. He just plain overworks or exaggerates too often and to too high a degree. It would read better if he toned down his rhetoric.


    Any additional comments?

    Notwithstanding my disappointment with this book, I plan to try Brad Meltzer again. Here's hoping for a better result, stay tuned.

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    Mark 04-15-15
    Mark 04-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Much to do about nothing"

    Too Drawn out. Could've been three hours shorter. Disappointing ending. Narration was entertaining. Concept could have been great. Next time.

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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 07-17-14
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 07-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Made and Lost The Hard Way"

    What do you do when you intentionally steal 3 million but end up with 300+ million? Charlie and Ollie,brothers who thought they would just pinch a little bit. It's a dead account after all so no one will notice. And there is where their slippery slope ride begins but ends in a bloody fight for their lives. Completely enjoyable!

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    Glenda Jeffers Indiana, USA 06-26-14
    Glenda Jeffers Indiana, USA 06-26-14 Member Since 2016

    For all of you reviewers out there, I want you to know how important you are to me. Reviews are very powerful. Thought you should know.

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    "What a Wonderful Ride!"

    I just loved this book, period, and Scott Brick's performance was, as always, perfection. The storyline, with two brothers as the protagonists, a cast of questionable characters whose motives you're never entirely sure of until the end, and some goosebump-inducing villains who relentlessly chase our heroes, The Millionaires is pure edge-of-your-seat fun! This novel has it all...excellent character development, unique plot with the requisite twists-and-turns you'd expect from a great thriller, and wonderfully smart and witty dialogue.

    I loved the relationship between the brothers, and Meltzer does an excellent job of making their relationship seem authentic and engaging. They aren't really the kind of guys you'd expect to conspire to stealing $3 million dollars but given the unique circumstances behind the money, it hardly even seems like a "crime" in this case. In fact, as one of the peripheral characters points out, there's only two kinds of "perfect" crimes: 1. One in which the criminal dies; or 2. One in which no one even knows a crime has been committed. The brothers are banking on the latter. But, of course, as these things have a way of doing, it goes awry right out of the gate. The action is fast-paced, relentless, and you won't want to put it down.

    As far as the performance, Scott Brick is one of my most favorite narrators, and he was the perfect choice for this smart, sexy novel. He's got fantastic material to work with here, and doesn't disappoint.

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    Natalie 06-11-14
    Natalie 06-11-14
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    "Fun caper"
    Would you listen to The Millionaires again? Why?

    Yes, I enjoyed the book. I might not listen to it a second time because I recall the plot, but I would read other books by the same author.


    If you’ve listened to books by Brad Meltzer before, how does this one compare?

    n/a


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    I liked both Charlie and Oliver.


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

    I was amused, but not extremely so.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun romp/caper.

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    Christopher lena, IL, United States 10-12-13
    Christopher lena, IL, United States 10-12-13

    26, in the Army. I'll read just about anything

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    "Slow, rather tedious but still not bad."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The pacing.. went far too slow for my tastes.


    Would you recommend The Millionaires to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I wouldn't. Most of my friends have the same tastes as me and would feel the same way that I do about it.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was really slow in my opinion and a lot of it was bogged down with bickering between the characters. While I don't mind that usually, too much of it gets on my nerves. And I started to get irritated at how a lot of the characters thought or reacted to things. I understand the book ins't catered to me but it's just one of the hang ups with this book for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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