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Download Under the Streets of Nice: The Bank Heist of the Century Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Follett Narrator: Roddy McDowall Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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In 1976, Albert Spaggiari engineered the European crime of the century - a bank heist in Nice accomplished without guns, without violence, without hate. Spaggiari and his gang of 20 men dug a 25-foot tunnel from the city's sewer system into the bank and lifted about $10 million in gold, jewelry, gems, and cash. Tracked down and captured, Spaggiari escaped from the French police by jumping out a window and onto the back of a motorcycle. Convicted in absentia and sentenced to life in prison, Spaggiari retired to a ranch in Argentina, but continued to taunt the European authorities for more than a decade. He died mysteriously in 1989, and the loot was never recovered. Here, authors Ken Follett (Eye of the Needle, The Key to Rebecca) and René L. Maurice tell the breathtaking, compelling story of Spaggiari, his sewer gang, and the most daring, outrageous theft of our time. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 12/6/2013

    " This book had promise. but was tedious in parts and speculative in others, so I'm just going to say it was OK. THe obvious comparison would be to Michael Crichton's The Great Train Robbery (which I also listened to) and that is a much more entertaining, tightly written book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Gray | 10/4/2013

    " A fun little bank robbery book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna Hansen | 12/22/2012

    " This audio book made my drive to and from work a pleasure this last week! I'd never heard of the heist of the century before, so it was fascinating to hear the intricate plans and how close to complete disaster the plans came so many times. Great read! I recommend this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 11/17/2012

    " A quick read by a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janalynn | 8/31/2012

    " Pretty clever of a Bank robbery. Intresting more than entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fryingpan | 8/10/2012

    " It was ok, not a lot of detail or extra insight yet a nice research paper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 7/29/2012

    " Although the subject sounds interesting, robbing a bank vault by tunneling under the streets of Nice, I didnt find anything particularly extraordinary about this story or the writing. It was pretty predictable writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 11/1/2011

    " Interesting to read about a real bank heist. Book slowed down towards the end, and was only ok. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 3/28/2011

    " I just could not get into this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/4/2010

    " A very interesting story of the biggest robery of the 20th century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 11/28/2009

    " Very interesting story, enjoyed the complexity of the heist. Kept my interest, although some sections were a bit off topic. Easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fryingpan | 8/8/2009

    " It was ok, not a lot of detail or extra insight yet a nice research paper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janalynn | 7/7/2009

    " Pretty clever of a Bank robbery. Intresting more than entertaining. "

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About the Author
Author Ken Follett

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s magnificent historical epic, the Century trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.