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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (50 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Griffin Narrator: Peter Bishop Publisher: Steerforth Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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The year is 1916, Europe is at war, and American industrialists are getting rich. Englishman Benedict Cramb deserts the trench warfare of northern France and stows away on an outbound transatlantic ship. When the ship docks in New York City, a place untouched and largely unaware of the horrors of war, he realizes that this is the place to reinvent himself.

Ben soon falls under the sway of the urbane and mysterious Julius McAteer, who sees in Ben his chance to finely hone the tools of someone who can master the art of the con. They concoct a ruse, pick their mark - a blustering Midwestern cattleman named Henry Jergens - and the game is afoot.

In the process, Ben falls in love with the beguiling actress Katherine Howells, who in turn is connected to even more men of vast means. But the further Ben follows the money in New York, the closer he moves back to the war in Europe and his shattering experiences there.

This compellng novel is rich in historical detail and filled with suspense, romance and adventure.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 6/14/2013

    " Wasn't sure I liked this book when I first started it but it kept me reading and thought the historical aspect added to ths story of cons conning cons...took me awhile to figure out what all the characters were doing to each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Honenberger | 3/23/2013

    " First novel, author spoke at Virginia Festival of the Book about con men and difficulty writing a complicated con, keeping the tricks hidden and the timing of their exposure. But it works, the ending's a little fizzled, but the scheme and characters keep you hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 10/7/2012

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I picked it up at the library on a whim. It was engaging and I honestly did not see a lot of the twists coming. I was a little put off by the ending which I found to be to abrubt but I think it's because I wanted to know more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 10/4/2012

    " I would have given this a 4 but the ending doesn't tie all the loose ends together and I hate books and movies that leave you wondering. A great read if you like the movies The Sting or Ocean's Eleven. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerome Newberry | 9/17/2012

    " Interesting story of con men and Flim flam artists c. 1916 New York. I found it well written and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ngchang | 7/8/2012

    " Great historical fiction book based on World War I time con-men in NYC. A very fun read that is well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 5/25/2012

    " Overall enjoyed this book, however the ending was a disappointment. I would recommend, with this kaveat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Hulser | 12/20/2011

    " Nice detail on WWI in NYC as the con man becomes the conned. They play the green goods game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny Brady | 10/25/2011

    " An okay book, interesting look at a conman's live during and after WWI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/5/2011

    " A really good book, sort of historical fiction, about bunco men (and women) in 1916 New York. Really interesting to figure out who was playing who. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanaya | 8/22/2011

    " My first 'historical novel'. Really interesting & well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/30/2011

    " The multi-layered story borrows its mood from the Great War itself, somber and laid over with a cloth of constant tension. Haunting and intriguing, and the elaborate cons keep you guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ngchang | 1/24/2011

    " Great historical fiction book based on World War I time con-men in NYC. A very fun read that is well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/7/2009

    " A really good book, sort of historical fiction, about bunco men (and women) in 1916 New York. Really interesting to figure out who was playing who. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/10/2008

    " First novel, author spoke at Virginia Festival of the Book about con men and difficulty writing a complicated con, keeping the tricks hidden and the timing of their exposure. But it works, the ending's a little fizzled, but the scheme and characters keep you hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 7/2/2008

    " Wasn't sure I liked this book when I first started it but it kept me reading and thought the historical aspect added to ths story of cons conning cons...took me awhile to figure out what all the characters were doing to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerome | 3/24/2008

    " Interesting story of con men and Flim flam artists c. 1916 New York. I found it well written and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 2/29/2008

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I picked it up at the library on a whim. It was engaging and I honestly did not see a lot of the twists coming. I was a little put off by the ending which I found to be to abrubt but I think it's because I wanted to know more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanaya | 1/6/2008

    " My first 'historical novel'. Really interesting & well done. "

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