• The Art of Making Money

  • The Story of a Master Counterfeiter
  • By: Jason Kersten
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-06-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (6 ratings)

Summary

Art Williams spent his boyhood in a comfortable middle-class existence in 1970s Chicago, but his idyll was shattered when, in short order, his father abandoned the family, his bipolar mother lost her wits, and Williams found himself living in one of Chicago's worst housing projects. He took to crime almost immediately, starting out with petty theft before graduating to robbing drug dealers. Eventually, a man named nicknamed DaVinci taught him the centuries-old art of counterfeiting. After a stint in jail, Williams emerged to discover that the Treasury Department had issued the most secure hundred-dollar bill ever created: the 1996 New Note. Williams spent months trying to defeat various security features before arriving at a bill so perfect that even law enforcement had difficulty distinguishing it from the real thing. Williams went on the print millions in counterfeit bills, selling them to criminal organizations and using them to fund cross-country spending sprees. Still unsatisfied, he went off in search of his long-lost father, setting in motion a chain of betrayals that would be his undoing.
In The Art of Making Money, journalist Jason Kersten details how Williams painstakingly defeated the anti-forging features of the New Note, how Williams and his partner-in-crime wife converted fake bills into legitimate tender at shopping malls all over America, and how they stayed one step ahead of the Secret Service until trusting the wrong person brought them all down.
A compulsively listenable story of how having it all is never enough, The Art of Making Money is a stirring portrait of the rise and inevitable fall of a modern-day criminal mastermind.
©2009 Jason Kersten (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By DAMIAN K. on 18-11-16

Riveting and compelling! A definite nail biter.

Hollywood will probably make this into a movie one day. BTW the narrator is great too.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Simone on 17-05-15

Captivating Memoir

A fascinating, exciting, and sad account of the life of a forger. I was enthralled the entire way through – it was a great read!

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