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King of Sting

The Story of Australian Conman Peter Foster
Narrated by: Justin Armsden
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Summary

Peter Foster is a career conman who charmed his way into the lives of the rich and famous around the world. Justin Armsden is the reporter who’s been on his tail for 25 years.

In King Of Sting, the two play cat and mouse as Armsden retraces Foster’s merciless series of stings, from Australia’s glittery Gold Coast to London, Fiji and beyond. Armsden reveals how Foster swindled more than $100 million from hopeful victims while earning the trust of Muhammad Ali, British first lady Cherie Blair, and singer-songwriter Samantha Fox.

With secretly recorded conversations and a private investigator on side, King of Sting exposes the enormous power Foster has built for himself, and his many unbelievable escapes from the law.

Now, as Foster hatches his latest scam under a new alias, Armsden hopes to catch the fraudster in the act for the final time.

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Excessively loud "background" music

An interesting enough story, told in a back & forth manner, but spoiled by over the top and unnecessary background music.
There has been a lot of effort put into the production and it is clear how extensive the research was.
The main narrator/journalist has a pleasant delivery and brings considerable emotional depth, as a result of his personal history with the events portrayed.
It's not a bad series by any means, but given the distraction of the music, I'm glad it was free.

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Audacious Aussie Conman

Some interesting insights into the personality and family relationships of career criminal Peter Foster. Good quality audio.

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Fascinating

The music is a bit annoying, too loud, but the content is great and its a really interesting true story.

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Excellent

Great reporting. Just hope Foster lives another 10 years but as a down and out pauper.

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Gripping

Really enjoyed this true life white collar crime story and the endeavours of those trying to stop him. My only complaint is that you’re not told if he finally pays back the millions he stole.

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cracker !

great storytelling unbelievable story. powerful insight into a thoroughly despicable character happy to rob the vulnerable with no remorse.

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Outstanding and Brilliant!

Outstanding! Great and thorough researching and quality journalism which is lacking in other podcasts in its' category. 5 Stars.