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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,281 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Archer Narrator: Anton Lesser Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death: a priceless Van Gogh painting.

In the end, however, it's a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building that has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady's death.

Anna Petrescu is missing and presumed dead after 9/11, and she uses her new status to escape from America - only to be pursued across the world from Toronto to London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bucharest. But it is only when she returns to New York that the mystery unfolds.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ansley | 2/19/2014

    " Mystery. Great surprise twists and turns. I enjoyed the story revolving around a famous Van Gogh painting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yann Ee | 2/19/2014

    " Time spent reading this book made utterly wasted. The very last of pages set me off entirely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 2/16/2014

    " Good book until the very end...wrapped it up a little too quickly "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dia | 2/13/2014

    " This book was OK. The premise was a good one but then the author does several side chapters about the main character being caught in one of the twin towers during 9/11. However, as soon as she gets out, she hops a plane to London to save a Van Gogh painting. The 9/11 situation isn't really mentioned by her again. Not very realistic and the author shouldn't have even bothered including that part. If you were caught in the towers, I imagine this superceded anything else going on in your life at that time. This was a pretty predictable book so the ending isn't really any surprise but not a bad summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bhumika | 1/23/2014

    " It's typical Jeffrey at many points but this book did not impress me like other ones. Frankly I felt that the synopsis promised too much and did not live up to my expectations. I have read Kane and Abel and The Prodigal daughter and the characters in those books stayed with me long after I finished the book but sadly, that did not happen with the False Impression. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nichole | 1/16/2014

    " Not really sure why the opening of this book takes place on 9/11... doesn't really add much else to the story except a challenge for the characters to overcome. It just seemed like a contrived way to tie 9/11 into the story. Weird. An art dealer works to solve some murders and protect a client from her evil scheming boss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viraj | 1/5/2014

    " Listened to audiobook. Worth listening to once. Main characters: Anna and Jack. Killer Krans. Setup: NY Twin-tower hit followed by Romania + England. Von Gogh's self-portrait is the main art-collector picture is at the center of the story. To me, it was entertaining to listen to especially a book different from finance and self-help after reading many of those. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/4/2014

    " A fun, fast read. If you like art history and international intrigue, this one is a good summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chanaka Hettige | 1/3/2014

    " Although the name says False, non-will be False if you start reading this book. It`s pure imagination by typical Jeffrey which will immerse you in a ride which runs through few countries! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/30/2013

    " Hey, this was pretty good, for a modern artsy mystery-type! I'd forgotten about this book entirely. I need to look for more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 12/29/2013

    " This novel takes you from the castles of London to Bucharest and Tokyo. There is a lot of suspense and action that keeps you guessing what could come next. This was the first of Archer's mysteries that I've read and will definitely read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yelverton | 12/25/2013

    " An interesting mystery book, but it feels like it's trying to ride on the coattails of "The Da Vinci Code". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 12/15/2013

    " Recommended by Candi Prizer. I did like this story about a missing Van Gogh painting. Jeffrey is a good writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meyy5 | 12/11/2013

    " A very fast and entertaining read. The twists in the plot get slightly complicated, with all the little side stories, so keep your mind sharp while reading it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 12/10/2013

    " AudioBook. The narrator was difficult to listen to because his Romanian accent sounded Irish so I was giggling during most of the main characters lines. Aside from that and a useless link to September 11 that was played for cheap melodrama, it was an interesting story that was engaging to listen to. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzan Poisner | 10/30/2013

    " The storyline had potential. However, the author was unable to retain any mystery and the characters came across as flat. Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenajo | 9/13/2013

    " Interesting book that follows Anna Petrescu first in her work for a greedy villain, then in her attempt to rectify the situation. Some interesting times, but basically light fare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Archana Kannan | 8/10/2013

    " Book screams Count of Monte Cristo "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 8/29/2012

    " I really liked it, but I don't think it was very realistic. Had a lot of good twists and turns at the end that kept the story interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Solace Aomreore | 8/15/2012

    " i enjoyed it thoroughly. read it twice even "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 7/24/2012

    " Couldn't put it down! Haven't read Archer in a long time, but was glad I went back to him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margo Candela | 6/23/2012

    " I went into this book looking for an entertaining read, the book equivalent to movie The Peace Maker. It uses 9/11 as a plot device for its own convenience (some may say conceit)and the writing is very hurried here and there, but over all, I enjoyed it. It wasn't anymore or less than what I wanted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence Primrose | 10/19/2011

    " Archer always writes a good mystery. Fraud in the banking and art world is the main subject. "

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

    " Very compelling read. I like a story the pulls me in and won't release me. Lots of action, a riveting plot, and great characters. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel | 8/25/2011

    " A trip around the world "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaci | 8/17/2011

    " Not sure most of the plot is believable but it sucked me in and I just kept reading. Happy bedtime book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 6/3/2011

    " Not one of my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicola | 5/30/2011

    " A fun read but not exactly a great work of literature. I liked the main character and enjoyed some of the plot twists, but I wasn't super engaged the whole time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asoka | 5/22/2011

    " Fast-moving, curious. Discover the world of art (paintings) and so on. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Jeremiah | 5/7/2011

    " It is good but it comes with an inconclusive finale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio book. It was good. The character bounced around a lot, making a lot of things happen. An ordinary girl as the hero and she did some pretty amazing things. It was a little odd that she did all this to help someone she had only met once. It was a "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deby | 4/10/2011

    " I have completed listening to it. Question: are we allowing audio books? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colby | 4/7/2011

    " This is the first adult book that I have read in a while. It was nice to take a break from children's literature for a minute and read this adventure story by one of my favorite authors. The ending had a nice twist, but at times the story seemed to be a little predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 4/7/2011

    " Jeffrey Archer is my favorite guilty pleasure author! This one involves a stolen Van Gogh, a gymnast turned hired assassin, and a LOT of international travel. Formulaic but always very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " pleasantly surprising thriller ala Da Vinci code, but with Rembrandt "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 3/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this audio book. Just the perfect kind of story to listen to -- intereting, exciting, well-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 3/24/2011

    " Recommended by Candi Prizer. I did like this story about a missing Van Gogh painting. Jeffrey is a good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 3/9/2011

    " Chasing art around the word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Silena | 3/7/2011

    " amaZING book!!! i mean its so interesting the way jeffrey connects art and an attractive lady newyorker and a very handsome f.b.i agent!!!! awesome and a ust read!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol | 3/2/2011

    " This is a typical Jeffrey Archer book. It has some interesting twists and turns but is an easy read in two days. What made it interesting is that it takes place in a county home in England:) and involves a Van Gogh painting that had been in the family for many generations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/28/2011

    " young art dealer who helped save an English estate after owner was killed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/22/2011

    " Intriga e mistério no mundo da arte, fantástico!( Falsas Impressões ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kev | 2/15/2011

    " Quality as always. A great read. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and twenty-two years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including Best Kept Secret, The Sins of the Father, Only Time Will Tell, and Kane and Abel—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
About the Narrator

Anton Lesser has, as an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played many of Shakespeare’s most demanding roles, including Troilus (Troilus and Cressida), Edgar (King Lear), Petruchio, Romeo, and Richard III. He is a frequent radio contributor and has recorded many audiobooks, including much of the work of Charles Dickens.