Nov 30, 2020
Lifted
Posted by Evan Ratliff

The robbers had a crew of two dozen specialists, a stolen helicopter, perfectly designed explosives, and inside information on a 150 million cash repository in Stockholm The police were on to them or so they thought What happened next would make headlines around the world, but the robbery was just part of the story Evan Ratliff presents the inside tale of one of historThe robbers had a crew of two dozen specialists, a stolen helicopter, perfectly designed explosives, and inside information on a 150 million cash repository in Stockholm The police were on to them or so they thought What happened next would make headlines around the world, but the robbery was just part of the story Evan Ratliff presents the inside tale of one of history s most elaborate heists, and the race to unravel it.Evan Ratliff is the editor of The Atavist, a new home for original nonfiction His writing appears in Wired, where he is a contributing editor, The New Yorker, National Geographic, and other publications He is also the story editor of Pop Up Magazine, a live event.

  • Title: Lifted
  • Author: Evan Ratliff
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Lifted The robbers had a crew of two dozen specialists a stolen helicopter perfectly designed explosives and inside information on a million cash repository in Stockholm The police were on to them or

    Liz Nutting

    I wrote in my blog recently that there has been much talk about how the Kindle and other e readers are going to change the world of publishing In a New York Times article, Jenna Worthan held out Lifted as a shining example of this new world primarily because of its length Lamenting that she had not yet been able to actually finish a book on her Kindle, Worthan was thrilled to be able to read Lifted cover to cover on her Kindle I read Lifted on a boring cross country flight, where I flipped betwe [...]


    shana naomi

    i love this new format Kindle Singles which are basically long form magazine pieces and i really enjoyed Ratliff s stunt for WIRED where he made himself disappear off the grid for as long as possible, leaving a few clues and goading readers to catch himis is not a first person experiential piece like this it s a straight up report of a major bank heist in sweden, and a bit of sociological history as to why this kind of heist, while impressively daring large, is almost within the boundaries of no [...]


    Jacqui

    Lifted is my first experience of Kindle Singles and I have to say that I love this new format of short writing pieces or novellas I really enjoyed Evan Ratliff s thrilling re telling of the true story of one of the greatest bank heists in Sweden s history and it was well worth the 1.99US price tag.Memorable QuotesNo memorable quotes


    Marcus

    I really like the new Kindle Singles format for short length pieces In this case, I found the author s retelling of a real robbery interesting and retry exciting, but about halfway through I already had the whole story and the rest was just additional details Overall worth the money since it was only a couple dollars.


    Andre

    This was a very good short true crime story It was nearly great The only gripe I had, the only reason this book gets 4 stars instead of 5, is that I feel the author did not give enough detail into how exactly how the case was solved A few details into the code cracking, and I would have loved it.


    Patrina Danielle Riha

    Quick read Succinct writing allows for a quick read of a real life event without a lot of needless filler The author used details from extensive research to create fast paced action during the heist, which is the part readers are most interested in reading.


    Petra Willemse

    I wasn t sure what the point of this piece was Yes, it details a robbery Yes, we learn about Swedish law enforcement But otherwise, I wasn t convinced that this was really a story Interesting for people really interested in true crime and bank robberies otherwise skip it.


    Lauren F.

    Insanely suspenseful true story about one of the most brazen heists in history Mostly great, but the denouement was a bit of a letdown.


    Scott

    A fast paced, true story about a jazzed up bank robbery in Sweden If you like tales of sophisticated bank robberies and the cops who chase them this one is for you.


    Charles

    A short but invigorating read, this Kindle single is well worth the 2 asking price What s most interesting is the international appeal.


    James

    What is it about Sweden that produces such interesting crime writing Long read article or short book, this was very much worth it either way Diverting and interesting.


    Paul French

    fascinating true heist caper of ex Yugoslavs on the thieve in Scandanvia


    Chris

    This is a Kindle Single, and runs about 34 pages Ratliff does a sit on the edge of the seat retelling of a Swedish bank heist This is really good crime writing.


    Chris Engel

    Great story, made better by the fact that it s true.


    Stephen Davis

    Loved it


    Lindsay

    This was a neat little story Well written I felt like I was reading a burglary fiction novel, but it is actually a true story.



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