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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:
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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!


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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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