The Millionaires

  • by Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What would you steal if you couldn't get caught?
It started as the perfect crime. Then it took a turn for the worse.
Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.
It's a foolproof crime. More important, for Charlie and Oliver, it's a way out of debt and the key to a new life. All they have to do is take the money.
But when they do, they quickly discover they've got a lot more on their hands than the prize. Before they can blink, a friend is dead - and the bank, the Secret Service, and a female private investigator are suddenly closing in.
Trapped in a breakneck race to stay alive, Charlie and Oliver are about to discover a secret that will test their trust and forever change their lives.


What the Critics Say

"A fast-paced, fresh-scrubbed tale of financial adventure." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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EASILY as good as Grisham

Okay, so Meltzer is an okay novelist. He's no Tolstoy, no Hemmingway, but he's easily the equal of John Grisham or Scott Turow, his contemporaries in this genre. I found this book to be interesting and adequately written. It certainly held my interest over many miles of highway driving. Scott Brick's reading was an asset, for sure. I recommend this one if you enjoy an easy read/listen while you're driving.
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- Glenn

Possibly the best Meltzer to date

With "The Millionaires," Meltzer is finally hitting his stride. I like the way that he devises intricate plots within plots; but most of all, I enjoy his insider knowledge. In some of his other novels, like "The Tenth Justice," "The First Counsel," and "The Zero Game," Meltzer displays his (apparently) first-hand knowledge of Beltway politics. That impresses me enough; but, with "The Millionaires," Meltzer shows that he also knows a lot about high-level banking ??? and computers ??? and DisneyWorld! See if you can put those elements together. Never mind: "The Millionaires" has an ingenious plot that you will never guess. I recommend purchasing this audiobook, along with most of Meltzer's other audiobooks, with only two minor caveats: First, you should know that most of Meltzer's characters seem to be running on anger and hysteria, which annoys me a little, since I prefer it when my heros stay cool under pressure. Second, Scott Brick narrates all of Meltzer's audiobooks. Yeah, I know: Everybody else loves Scott Brick's narrations. And, I have to admit, Brick can definitely act. He has lots of accents and enough voices to distinguish the characters. It's just that VOICE. But never mind those minor quibbles. If you like thrillers, you will enjoy "The Millionaires."
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- Snoodely

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-19-2002
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio