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Author: Edward Dolnick Narrator: Sean Crisden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2018 ISBN: 9780062905260
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In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's greatest art detective.

The Rescue Artist is a rollicking narrative that carries listeners deep inside the art underworld—and introduces them to a large and colorful cast of titled aristocrats, intrepid investigators, and thick-necked thugs. But most compelling of all is Charley Hill himself, a complicated mix of brilliance, foolhardiness, and charm whose hunt for a purloined treasure would either cap an illustrious career or be the fiasco that would haunt him forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Frequent detours to other crimes and engaging escapades from Hill’s past elevate this work.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Compelling…A nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat account of the painting’s rescue…A tightly woven, fast-paced story.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The amazing story of Hill’s recovery of Edvard Munch’s The Scream…is a movie waiting to be shot.…Where there’s art, there are thieves and electrifying stories to tell.”

    Booklist

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About the Author

Edward Dolnick is the author of numerous books, including the Edgar Award-winning The Rescue Artist. A former chief science writer at the Boston Globe, he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

About the Narrator

Sean Crisden is an actor and Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games, such as the award-winning ShadowGun, and has appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.