Stealing the Ruby Slippers from the museum was easy. Jared broke in, smashed the case, and got out without leaving any evidence. But when Hurricane Katrina wipes out the buyer he had lined up, he's stuck. The country's most famous shoes are hidden in his dirty laundry.
The theft wasn't just for fun - it was the last chance he had to pay back his gambling debts. His creditor won't accept excuses and is done granting extensions. He's going to have to pay, either in cash or blood.
While he figures out what to do next, Jared's girlfriend thinks it's okay to wear the priceless artifacts. And now the police would like to ask him a few questions.
Inspired by the real-life unsolved mystery, Stealing the Ruby Slippers blends fact and fiction to keep you guessing until the last minutes.
What made the experience of listening to The Thief the most enjoyable?
A very enjoyable mystery.
What other book might you compare The Thief to and why?
At this time I can't compare it to another book because I can't think of another left quite so open ended, because I don't for a minute believe that everyone really dies and that is really the end.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
No, I found the narration slow and monotone pretty much throughout.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The moments that most moved me were when the cops broke into Jarrod apartment and found him half dead( though being a paramedic once they described the stench,i knew. It is not one you forget) . The other was when they told Eric Jarrod was dead, even I wasn't expecting that. I kept thinking it had to be a trick being played by the cops, but now it doesn't seem so.
Any additional comments?
A thoroughly enjoyable story despite the lackluster performance of the narrator.
Amanda Moon is for taking my time! The story is lame, not interesting, slow, and a lot of cussing. That is except for the ending. She must of been rushed for a dead line as characters are killed off in a quick house keeping before ending. Oz fans don't bother there is nothing here for you. And who cares what was real and who wasn't. It is a work of fiction. I will not bother with the next book.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, it was very creative. Based on a true story, but with an excellent "it could have happened" kind of finish.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I didn't really have a favorite. There really wasn't a lovable character. I wanted to pull for Jared and see him turn his life around, but at the same time I just didn't see that happening. A great story with greatly flawed characters.
What does Alex Beckham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I liked how he did the voices of the different characters and kind of showed what they were like if you had actually been standing there with them. You could get a great sense of their actions and tone from the way he portrayed them.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Definitely. I kept wondering what was going to happen next. The author did a great job of keeping me hooked.