Heist: The Oddball Crew behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft Audiobook, by Jeff Diamant Play Audiobook Sample

Heist: The Oddball Crew behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft Audiobook

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Read By: Jeffrey Kafer Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781504618588

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Longest Chapter Length:

21:43 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:21 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

10:27 minutes

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Publisher Description

The bizarre true story of the criminals behind the second-largest bank heist in American history

One night in a small North Carolina town, a down-on-his-luck guard at Loomis Fargo manages to steal $17 million—literally more than one ton of cash. Despite being caught on camera wheeling the money from the vault to the getaway van, David Ghantt makes off to Mexico before the FBI can blink.

There’s just one hitch: Ghantt has entrusted the money to an oddball crew of accomplices who had wooed him into committing this massive theft in the first place—and who, he soon learns, are trying to take him out. Now one of the most wanted men in America, and with the FBI hot on his heels, Ghantt must figure out how to get his money, get away from a hit man, and get even.

In this outrageously entertaining book, Jeff Diamant, the Charlotte Observer’s lead reporter on the case, offers the definitive inside account of this astonishing true story that has captivated American audiences on the news.

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“Diamant, a journalist who reported on the case at the time, goes into meticulous detail on how the heist was pulled off and its aftermath…The first edition of this work was published in 2002. Libraries without that edition should consider purchasing this entertaining and lightly edited version, which reads like a fast-paced novel. Sure to be in demand as the book has been made into a movie, Masterminds.”

— Library Journal 


  • “Diamant combines information from interviews, trial testimony, field trips, FBI documents, and court papers to provide a full account of this notoriously bungled robbery.”

    — Booknews
  • “Diamant’s slim book, a great and true caper tale…[is] a great read—suspenseful, often funny, just the thing for those wondering what it might feel like to have, as these hapless, small-town criminals did, literally too darn much cash lying around.”

    — Booklist

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About Jeff Diamant

Jeff Diamant was a reporter for the Charlotte Observer when the heist took place. He is a graduate of Yale and has worked for the Connecticut Post, the Associated Press, and the Palm Beach Post. He has been a staff writer for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey since 2000.

About Jeffrey Kafer

Jeffrey Kafer is an avid performer on the stage and in voice-overs. He has narrated over one hundred books spanning all genres, and he won the 2008 Voicey Award for Best New Voice.