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A drawn out plot full of many unbelievable turns.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

I read the printed book and could not get into it. When I saw this as an audiobook and read by one of my favourite narrators, I thought I would get it. Jeff Harding has read many of my favourite books and as always supplied the right voices for the characters. However, the plot still lets the book down.

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Will Robie is an exciting character.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

David Baldacci wrote a good story in this genre. Will Robie is exciting and interesting and I look forward to hearing his further exploits. I am not sure if Ron McLarty has the right voice for this character but I believe he reads well. Orlagh Cassidy's voice is matched to her character much better. Similar to other audiobooks by this company the use of background music to try and heighten the tension and mood should not be necessary and often spoils the performance.

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Good story well read.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

I can not escape the fact that Lee Child has already written several books with much the same character and stories. However, David Baldacci has managed to give us a new character with enough differences to allow for a well written and performed book. It is often tempting to compare Reacher and Puller (are the names intentionally similar in meaning?) but, if you have not read Lee Child's work or can just enjoy a good story then I would recommend this book. The only serious criticism would be against the use of the loud music during the performance.

Amazing true story.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

It is always difficult to know exactly how much of a published autobiography is true when written in this style. However, Abagnale has given an entertaining rendition of his amazing life experiences. The film gave a summary of the story, in the way that films do. Reading (or listening to) this book gives a much better idea of the events.

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Very enjoyable.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2015

The reader was very clear, he also made it interesting different voices. Ian Fleming has written a very good series and this is excellent for the first one.