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Heist with Michael Caine

 

Written by: Sir Michael Caine
Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
Genres: Podcasts | Criminals | Memoirs
Published: 31st of August, 2020
Length: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

 

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Sir Michael Caine—perhaps best known as gang leader Charlie Croker in 60s crime caper The Italian Job—tells the stories of remarkable heists and extraordinary robberies from around the world, as remembered by the masterminds, detectives, victims, journalists and witnesses that lived through them.

For more than 60 years, Caine has played thieves, criminals, gangsters and the detectives trying to catch them. But there’s Hollywood and then there’s real life... and that’s when things get really interesting.

From the largest bank burglary in American history, to the world’s most audacious book heist, Heist with Michael Caine travels to America, Australia, Stockholm, Antwerp and everywhere in-between to tell true stories behind the world’s most daring heists.

A Somethin’ Else production for Audible Originals, Heist with Michael Caine was created by Alexis Conran, Russell Finch and David Britland. Produced by Richard Ward and Jessica Beck. Executive produced by Joe Sykes and Russell Finch.

 

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Reviewed: 2020-09-09

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Famous Heists Narrated by a Famous "Criminal"
This 6-part Audible original podcast delves deep into some of the most famous heists in history. Caine, no stranger to Heists thanks to his role in the Italian Job and countless others, was the perfect choice for this.

Caine not only recounts how the heists went down but also the other side we tend to forget about. Those poor souls caught up in the plans of the thieves who have their lives forever changed by the circumstances they found themselves in.

It gives one pause to think about while so often we cheer on those who bucked the system and made off with the loot, what impact these seemingly "victimless crimes" had on the corporations that were hit. I'll admit I'd never given the other side much thought, which this podcast certainly changed.

I learned of a few I'd never heard of, the Hollywood-style heist in Stockholm, and one from my own backyard - the $150 million dollar heist by fax.

It's free with your Audible membership, so what have you got to lose? Give it a listen, is my recommendation!

 

 

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