Catch Me If You Can

  • by Frank W. Abagnale
  • Narrated by Barrett Whitener
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. Known by the police of 26 foreign countries and all 50 states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam - until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades and ingenious escapes - including one from an airplane - make Catch Me If You Can an irresistible tale of deceit. It's also a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.


What the Critics Say

"Zingingly told...richly detailed and winning as the devil." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Captivating - his audacity is astounding

Abagnale glibly tells a story of an ingenious criminal lifestyle. He expresses guilt a few times over something that he did, but it's always some off-the-wall little thing that pales in comparison to the jobs and lives of the people that his behavior likely wrecked.

It's a grabber. From the start, I was so engrossed. How much of it is Abagnale's own words and how much is Redding's work I have no clue. Whoever is responsible for the bulk of the writing did a top notch job.

It's not often I read a book that holds my attention like this one does. The sheer imagination and audacity it took to pull off Abagnale's capers is something to marvel at, however unacceptable his activities might have been.

He gets his. You'll know what I mean when you reach that point in the story.

Get this, its well worth your time.
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- Leya


If you could sum up Catch Me If You Can in three words, what would they be?

a terrific listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

frank because he was so amazing

What about Barrett Whitener’s performance did you like?

all of it

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

under priced for the entertainment provided

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- paul "irish"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2002
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.