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This nail biting ride through the biggest diamond heist in history, from what was thought to be one of the most secure buildings in the world, is Flawless!
Learning about this real-life theft, how it was pulled off, what happened to the thieves, and in the process, gaining insight into the fascinating world of diamond trading is unbelievably interesting.
From Italy to Belgium, we see the design, planning and execution of this complex theft through the eyes of the crooks, the police and the diamond community. Italian crooks, American reporters, Hasidic Jews, honest cops, inept guards and accidental witnesses add up to a fascinating account and an exciting, terrific audio.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
During the time of the heist detailed in "Flawless", I was in the midst of moving/changing jobs, and most of the news was dominated by the run-up to the Iraq invasion. As a result, I knew and heard very little about this story when it happened. This book was a real treat for me. It is extremely well researched and written, providing as current and accurate an account as can be of a story that needs no embellishment. And as an audiobook, it's top-notch with an excellent job done by the narrator. You'll be captivated, even if you think you know all of the details about this daring heist.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
A fascinating book which details the genius and the stupidity involved in one of the greatest heists of all time. Incredibly well researched, well written and well narrated. I learnt a fair bit about diamonds in the process, like they're not actually that rare since the advent of modern mining techniques. Debeers hold around 4 billion diamonds in their safe to keep prices artificially high. It's all carefully controlled and if they ever flooded onto the market then Diamonds would be worth very little.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Having read mixed reviews of this audiobook, i was expecting little. I was pleasantly surprised.
I found the story, the storytelling and the narration all to be engaging. An unabridged edition, i wanted depth of story, and i was not disappointed.
If other reviews have left you unsure of whether or not to buy this audiobook then i suggest the risk is worth it.