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Will Ferguson takes listeners deep into the labyrinth of lies that is 419, winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine. A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa. And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims. Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: "Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help".

When Laura Curtis, a lonely editor in a cold northern city, discovers that her father has died because of one such swindle, she sets out to track down - and corner - her father' s killer. It is a dangerous game she' s playing, however, and the stakes are higher than she can ever imagine. Woven into Laura' s journey is a mysterious woman from the African Sahel with scars etched into her skin and a young man who finds himself caught up in a web of violence and deceit. And running through it, a dying father' s final words: "You, I love."

©2012 Will Ferguson  (P)2013   Recorded Books

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  • Au global
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At first I wasn’t sure-but then I fell in love!

This book - if you have any inclination to set it down, don’t! This story builds and comes to an incredible intertwined series of events. Fulsome character development and intelligent,respectful view of plot.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Wonderful Will Ferguson

I read this novel a few years ago and it captivated me. Bought the audio version and have found it to be
thoroughly engrossing and wonderfully narrated by Pete Bradbury. He captures all of the characters voices with ease. Have listened to it more than once. A complex story.

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  • Au global
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Decent Story, Liked the Last Half

Just finished 419. The story was good and liked the ending. There was one thing that drove me nuts however; the author kept using the word 'she' a lot. There's more then 1 main character who is a female so sometimes you wonder.."who is he referring to?"
After hearing the story I came to the conclusion that 9/10 times 'she' refers to Laura (main character most developed). Wish I was told that in advance. That should be a big help to whomever reads/hears this next. :)

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419

I liked this book it gave a really good account of how easily a person could be scammed by a foreign country. It made a lot of sense I enjoyed the story.

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Absolutely fabulous!

The performances were great and the story was incredible! I appreciated the authors turn of a phrase as well as the research and detail that went into the story. His spot on descriptions of Calgary lead me to believe what he said about Nigeria. The book is an eye-opening look into lives we know nothing about.

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    3 out of 5 stars

This had great poetential but...

I was really looking forward to this, but am disappointed. This story has so much potential, but it gets lost in translation on 2 levels: I don't understand why there are a gazillion chapters - it's super annoying to have all these 2-minute chapters that do nothing to help the story at all. It felt like stop and go stop and go. And the back and forth with hard-to-understand accents and stories was confusing and frustrating. Normally that's ok and makes for an interesting story, but here it was way overkill. I finished the book, but so many times I had to go back because I was lost. I still don't really get it. Bummer.

  • Au global
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not for me

I don't know how to review this. I got it on Audible when it was deeply discounted as part of a Giller Prize sale. It looked OK and I thought it would be a good one to listen to at work. It served the purpose.
I hate to say it, but I was kind of ambivalent. Parts were ok, parts were less ok. I did feel sad for some of the characters, but could not have cared less for others.
I appreciated the concept, which was pretty great, but the execution, I don't know. It felt a little heavy-handed, maybe? Like it was trying very hard to be /literary/ even though at its core it's a highly improbably revenge caper?
Yeah, not sure how it won the Giller, but it did get me through a long shift at work.

  • Au global
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telling tale

An absolutely essential read for everyone world wide. yhis story really does tell the story for all too see the real cost of oil, fraud, and extortion and how they end up perpetuating each other.

please everyone be careful of fraud, your country's renue agenacy will never ask you personal questions... they already know everything about you and do not need it when they call for unpaid taxes they will just wage garnish your paycheck.

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Starts slow gets better

This is a story about 419 scammers in Nigeria. The story starts off slow and somewhat frustrating but it picks up speed and actually gets quite good at the end. While the narrator wasn't bad, he sounded like rod serling from twilight zone and that was distracting.

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  • C8y
  • 2020-10-25

Worth the listen

This book was a definite departure from my usual genre; but it pulled me in and didn’t let go. The story was brought to life by Mr. Bradbury. His rich baritone and unique voice for each character made listening a pleasure.

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  • Dea-G
  • 2017-02-16

Great story

Narration was very good and the story was captivating. Very moving and entertaining, I would like to read more by this author.

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  • Miss Conduct
  • 2016-01-30

Exceptional narration! Really good story!!!

Narration blew me away! It took maybe an hour or two to really get into the story, but I felt so connected to the characters. so good!

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  • Madyson
  • 2015-05-25

Okay book

Had the read the book for class it's okay at first then gets realllyyy confusing then really good at the end ! Over all okay book !

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  • RaineDay
  • 2014-04-17

read the book instead

this narrator does not do the author any favors. The book is slow enough but the narration is painfully slow. It is a book I could read in 5 hours, not 12, For the last half I listened at 1.5x speed and it was just right to maintain my interest.
The story itself is just ok but I never really bought into it. Especially the ending.