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Written by: Will Ferguson
Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
Length: 13 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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  • 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.

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