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Terrific story behind a massive series of art swindles in the 1990's by a couple of somewhat talented gentlemen. The authors provide such great detail, you can feel as if you are looking over the shoulder of the swindler. Solid narration makes the audio book even more enjoyable.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
I LOVED IT! If only more non-fiction books were written in this style; it reads like a story. Brilliant. It’s not dry and textbooky like most non-fiction books I have read (and that’s a lot, just check my library).
Most of the time non-fiction tends to be pretty dull, emotionless and little more than a long boring litany of: Fact. Fact. Date. Date. Fact. Date. Fact. You read it because you are interested in the information, but the presentation dulls your curiosity.
That’s not the case for this book, thanks to the story-style-set-up, it held my attention the entire way though... I never once got bored, or felt lost, or was mired down in a well of names and dates. I was captivated from the beginning to the end.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The story itself was very interesting and I really enjoyed it. The only thing that spoiled it for me were the narrator's persistent mispronunciations. Southwark to rhyme with South Fork for instance and really, clique rhymes with week not wick. A British narrator would have made much better sense for a story based in the UK.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
An interesting and absorbing story but spoilt by the awful robotic, American accent and pronunciations
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
It's very frustrating to encounter a great story produced so badly that it spoils entire experience, and this audiobook is the unfortunate example.
The narration is so fast and robotic that I had to speed it down. It's a mystery to me that Audible approved this low quality material. It's unacceptable.