• A Deceptive Clarity

  • A Chris Norgren Mystery
  • By: Aaron Elkins
  • Narrated by: Corey Snow
  • Series: Chris Norgren, Book 1
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-17-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance art expert, heads to Berlin to assist in mounting a sensational exhibit: The Plundered Past - twenty priceless Old Masters looted by the Nazis, thought for decades to be lost forever, and only recently rediscovered. But things quickly get out of hand when Chris's patrician, fastidious boss, after smelling a forgery in the lot, turns up dead the very next day - on the steps of a dismal Frankfurt brothel, of all places.
Now Chris faces two daunting tasks: finding a fake painting among the masterpieces, and a real killer whose sights are now set on him.
©1987 Aaron Elkins (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary B. Wheeler on 11-20-16

How great this art!

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

Yes, particularly one who likes art and art history.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator was terrific. But I thoroughly enjoyed the attention to detail in the history of the art works. Aaron Elkins did his homework on this one. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the different cities, felt as though I was right there with the protagonist. And of course, I loved the artwork descriptions and the provenance that went with each work of art. This book had me from the outset. Elkins provided enough mystery to keep me listening and re-listening to certain aspects of conversations looking for clues. This was a great read.

Have you listened to any of Corey Snow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not, but will in the future.

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

Too Good to Be True

Any additional comments?

I will purchase other Elkins' novels with Chris Norgren as the protagonist and also with Corey Snow narrating.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Beatrice on 11-07-17


This is a light, quick and entertaining read. The interesting facts about art only make the story more authentic. I look forward to the next book.

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