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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (174 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Ferguson Narrator: David Aaron Baker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781440774669
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Will Ferguson’s Spanish Fly was longlisted for an IMPAC Dublin Award and shortlisted for a Leacock Medal for humor. Times are tough for young Jack McGreary in the American Dust Bowl. Living with his father, Jack is only getting by thanks to a solid repertoire of cons and scams. Everything gets shaken up, though, when shysters Virgil Ray and Miss Rose roll into town. Recognizing them as first-class scam artists, Jack gleefully joins their criminal band. Soon a budding romance between Jack and Miss Rose begins to bloom, but is it on the up-and-up? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ferguson fills his pages with fascinating historical detail and lovingly described cons. His lengthy descriptions of scams are enthralling, funny, and perhaps even educational.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “An eminently readable novel…a work of impressive energy and grandeur.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Shows a flair for historical detail and pop culture.”

    Montreal Gazette

  • “A terrific book, lyrical and hilarious, bleak and funny, with a love of history balanced against a rippingly clever plot.”

    Telegraph (London)

  • “Would make a good movie…in the tradition of The Sting and The Grifters.

    Observer (London)

  • “The dialogue is razor-sharp and laced with dry wit…This is a terrific novel—complex but fun, philosophical but sharp, perceptive but ambiguous.”

    Sunday Herald (Glasgow)

  • Longlisted for the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • Shortlisted for the 2008 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humor

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/20/2013

    " I liked it. It wasn't that unpredictable but was funny and the narrator/reader was excellent. The music on the audiodisc was a nice surprise too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/8/2013

    " EXCELLENT. Loved every moment of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/30/2011

    " I enjoyed this book so much more than I expected. After the first few pages, I wasn't sure if was for me, but in the end I could put it down. I thought it was much better than "Happiness". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten Ritzen | 11/19/2011

    " one of my fave will ferguson books!! love the lingo and the setting, this would also make a great movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene Lewis | 7/6/2011

    " Humor and a wonderfully entertaining look at depression era America and the scam game. Characters were 3D and attractive. A lot of research must have been done to include so much detail of the era. Some fabulous phrases. Suprising ending. One of my top ten reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mar | 9/22/2010

    " interesting to read of all the cons pulled off in the past. what a way to make money. well researched; well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy | 9/22/2010

    " Loved it. Never heard of this author before, but would like to find other books he has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 8/9/2010

    " Could not help but fall hopelessly in love with Jack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 7/28/2010

    " It is 1939 in the southwestern United States and Jack McGreary escapes Paradise Flats with a couple of fast-talking swindlers, Virgil and Miss Rose. Together they travel around the southwest staging a series of cons. I found it slow going but enjoyed the final con at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Wilson | 6/25/2010

    " I loved reading this story about the education of a con man in the 1930s. Will Ferguson paints such vivid scenes with his words, you feel like you can step into his books and live there. It is a very entertaining read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy | 5/21/2010

    " Loved it. Never heard of this author before, but would like to find other books he has written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 7/7/2009

    " EXCELLENT. Loved every moment of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene | 11/3/2008

    " Humor and a wonderfully entertaining look at depression era America and the scam game. Characters were 3D and attractive. A lot of research must have been done to include so much detail of the era. Some fabulous phrases. Suprising ending. One of my top ten reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoffrey | 5/9/2008

    " Mr Ferguson has written a wonderful tale, as he is an excellent writer. The story follows the education of a young man into the world of cons during the late 1930's in southwestern America.
    His words and story are a true joy to read.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2008

    " I enjoyed this book so much more than I expected. After the first few pages, I wasn't sure if was for me, but in the end I could put it down. I thought it was much better than "Happiness". "

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About the Author
Author Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning and critically-acclaimed books, including Beyond Belfast and Happiness. His work has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He lives in Calgary, Canada.

About the Narrator

David Aaron Baker is a voice and film actor. He is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks, including the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, Paradise Dogs by Man Martin, and The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.