|# of Units:||8 CDs|
|Length:||8 hours, 47 minutes|
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I love this book and it's hero. He is the most interesting man you would ever hear about. He was definitely lucky on many occasions but his intelligence and confidence made him the most successful con man. The captured the story well but simplified it for the audience when in reality the Mr. Abagnale mischievous plans were much more elaborate. The only flaw this book has is that it doesn't tell how Frank started working for the government and what happened to all the money he stole ;).
Fascinating story & well read. The ending, however, seemed abrupt.
Spellbinding story! Well written and captivating!
While the story itself was engaging and well written, the "hero" was not very likeable and the constant seemingly implausible (in this era) captures and escapes became tiresome towards the end. Hearing all the money he stole and all the problems he caused, knowing the ending was deeply unsatisfying. He's a "hero" you love to hate.
Really interesting to hear this guy's life story. The book has some great scenes that were left out of the movie so it was definitely worth it.
WOW!! I talked about this book for months after I heard it. I didn't see the movie, but the book was engaging, interesting and unbelievable (but I believe he did all those things, and more!). I would highly recommend this book for long road trips - it'll keep you awake and involved, waiting to find out what happens next. My only complaint is they didn't have a bit at the end to tell how he finally got caught. Expect a feeling of "and then?!" when you're through.
Fascinating and fully entertaining. Unbelievable to hear what this guy pulled off, and all while a teenager. I would read again and again. It made me watch the movie again, and pay much more close attention.
The movie was good the book has more details and is a better entertainment, well performed, funny, a joy to listen to and share with friends , I look forward to more works by Mr.Abagnale.
i really liked this book. its a wonderful true story, hard to believe a person like this young man could actually fool so many people for so long. he must have been quite charming. and after all his adventures, including the truly horrible time he spent in the french jail (how anyone could live in that state is awful to contemplate) to understand he is living today and working for the police force as a respectable and valuable employee. the movie was not exactly the same as the book but it made the story even better. i could listen to that one again and be just as fascinated.
I found this book very entertaining. Certainly kept me very alert during a very boring drive. I actually stayed in the car at the end of my destination to finish it off it was so good.
A former professional impostor and the author of the bestselling memoir, Catch Me If You Can, Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world?s most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery and secure documents. A world-renowned consultant for more than twenty-five years, he lectures at the FBI?s Financial Crimes Unit and is a secure-document expert for the Standard Register Company and other high-security printers around the world.