The Hoax

  • by Clifford Irving
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Novelist Clifford Irving's "autobiography" of Howard Hughes was the literary hoax of our time. This no-holds-barred confession by the author was first published in Great Britain in 1997, where it became a best seller. But no American publisher would touch it until now. Why? The answer is implicit in this ultimate caper story of daring, treachery, and corruption. As fast-paced and exciting as any spy novel, The Hoax involves the listener at every devilish turn. Irving describes how the hoax developed, like a Chinese puzzle, from its madcap beginning to the final startling confession, a witty and nail-biting story of international intrigue and beautiful women, of powerful corporate executives and jet-set rogues, of cover-ups and headlines.


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Customer Reviews

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I saw the movie first and was glad I did. The book is sooo much better. It really takes us into the life of Clifford and Dick. How these two guys lived with this incredible hoax is almost inconcievable. But, since the author is a born liar... how can we believe his recant of an admitted lie. Who cares, this was wonderfully written and I couldn't stop listening... I loved it.
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- Eddie

What a louse, what a story

The reader did a great job of creating many different characters. Mr. Irving is the epitome of an old style writer...drinks, smokes, chases skirts and tries to cheat some of the biggest corporate titans in publishing. Forget about the movie, read/listen to the book.
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- fred

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-28-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.