Fletch’s Fortune by Gregory Mcdonald audiobook

Fletch’s Fortune

By Gregory Mcdonald
Read by Dan John Miller

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780575025189

The Fletch Mysteries: Book 3

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Fletch, as unbridled as ever and still living the good life in Italy on his ill-gotten fortune, gets a surprising visit from two surly FBI agents. The pair offers him a deal: either he attend the American Journalism Alliance convention and work as an undercover spy for them, or be shipped back to headquarters and face jail time for tax evasion. Reluctantly agreeing to the scheme, he catches a red-eye flight back to the States. But just as rubber hits tarmac in Virginia, news breaks on a murder at the convention. The victim—a newspaper tycoon and former employer of I. M. Fletch—was no stranger to enemies. And at a hotel full of reporters who’d all had their dealings with the tyrannical leader, everyone’s a suspect.

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Summary

Summary

Fletch, as unbridled as ever and still living the good life in Italy on his ill-gotten fortune, gets a surprising visit from two surly FBI agents. The pair offers him a deal: either he attend the American Journalism Alliance convention and work as an undercover spy for them, or be shipped back to headquarters and face jail time for tax evasion.

Reluctantly agreeing to the scheme, he catches a red-eye flight back to the States. But just as rubber hits tarmac in Virginia, news breaks on a murder at the convention. The victim—a newspaper tycoon and former employer of I. M. Fletch—was no stranger to enemies. And at a hotel full of reporters who’d all had their dealings with the tyrannical leader, everyone’s a suspect.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It is books like this—light, fast, and funny—that gave paperbacks their good name, which is no revelation to fans of the earlier Fletch novels.” People
“Bright and entertaining…Fletch, as irreverent and smart as ever, is back.” New York Times Book Review
“Good old-fashioned page-turning fun, a flair that has been absent from novels of this sort since the days of vintage James Bond.” Penthouse
“Mcdonald had marvelously seductive fun in puncturing the posturing and pretensions of some media types. Part of the delight in reading the book is to match the characters to bylines or TV faces—a ruthless, back-stabbing press tycoon (approximately stabbed in the back by scissors at a journalism convention), a syndicated columnist who writes snide accusations under the guise of investigative reporting, a tough, earthy woman reporter, a cigar-chewing humorist, a network pontificator who speaks only in polysyllabic words, a television interviewer who has clawed her way to the top.” Washington Post

Reviews

Reviews

by Brian (Brian's Book Blog) 1/12/2019
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The Best Fletch Yet

Another day another Fletch book that I enjoyed from beginning to end. McDonald is able to write in a way that just makes the pages and minutes just fly by. Add in Dan John Miller’s narration and these books feel like they are ending right after I started them.

Fletch’s Fortune finds Fletch at the whim of the CIA (“could you spell that?”) because of some of Fletch’s “mishandling” of his money (aka not telling the government that he has more than normal. He’s told to go to a conference of journalists and to bug the entire convention. Before he arrives the biggest Newspaper owner (and supposed top person he was supposed to listen in on) is found dead in his room. Fortune follows Fletch as he tries to milk information out of anyone he can as he tries to wiggle his way out of the CIA’s grasp.

As I said above, this book just flew by. I started it one afternoon and all of a sudden it was almost over. I listened on my way into and from work once or twice more and I was done with the book. A blast from beginning to end.

This might be my favorite Fletch book so far, I think that he was a little more open and therefore a little bit funnier when chatting with everyone. Seeing him interact with other investigative journalists and talk to people who had been interviewed numerous times (to still find new information) was easily my favorite parts.

A book for everyone, it combines a good old school mystery with some comedy and throws it into a blender to make a really easy reading book that makes the hours just fly by. I requested a copy of this book - it has not affected my review in any way.

Author

Author Bio: Gregory Mcdonald

Author Bio: Gregory Mcdonald

Gregory Mcdonald (1937–2008) insisted that he was educated while earning his way through Harvard by creating and running an international yacht troubleshooting business. A former Boston Globe reporter, he won two Edgar Allan Poe Awards for his writing as well as numerous awards for humanitarian work.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD, Paperback
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English