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THIS IS NOT A KEN FOLLETT BOOK! French authors Ren?-Louis Maurice and Jean-Claude Simo?n wrote the book Cinq Milliards au bout de l'?gout (1977) about Spaggiari's bank heist in Nice. Their work was translated in 1978 by the British author Ken Follett as The Heist of the Century (also published as The Gentleman of 16 July and Under the Streets of Nice). To the outrage of Ken Follett some publishers brought it out as a new Ken Follett book, while it was in fact little more than a rushed through translation
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Okay, you got a credit...Ken Follett and Roddy McDowell! Got to have it!!! Well, put that credit back in your pocket, Hoss. The story might have been worth it if Follett had done ALL of the writing. The background information was waaaaaaaaaaay too exacting and waaaaaaaaaay too long. BORING!!!!
I love that Roddy McDowell was narrating. He has such a good command of the English & French languages. With all that said, they must have recorded this book in a London tube loo. I had to keep the volume turned up all the way and then most of the time I could only decipher every other word or so.
This, I'm sad to say was the waste of a monthly credit.
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