The Architect

  • by Keith Ablow
  • Narrated by Denis O'Hare
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

West Crosse is a stunningly brilliant, strikingly handsome architect with a love of ideal beauty and a commitment to achieving it at any cost. But the rich, powerful families who engage him to design their homes don't know his dark side: Crosse can't stop at designing their dwellings. He needs to make their lives more perfect too, even if it means a gut rehab of the family, even if the final design takes years to achieve: murdering an abusive spouse, a toxic lover, a predatory business partner, or an unwanted child. As Crosse is about to embark on the master work of his creative life, the FBI puts Frank Clevenger on the case, and the ultimate cat and mouse game begins.

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What the Critics Say

"Keith Ablow's The Architect is original, well written, and very suspenseful. West Crosse is a complex, unforgettable bad guy." (James Patterson)

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Good but too much psychoanalysis

I enjoyed the story and all that is connected to archotecture (personally I like Frank Gehry's buildings...). I even googled some constructions (like in the Millenium Park).
The idea of a crazy architect that creates perfect buildings for perfect families and what a pity if a family isn't perfect...- is very catchy.
However, all these psychological father-son and Frank-Whitney problems are a bit too much. Cannot help thinking that less self pity and self analysis would do a lot
of good there...The reading is a little too dramatic.
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- Zoska

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2005
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio