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The Big R: A Forensic Accounting Action Adventure, Second Edition Perfect Paperback – December 19, 2007


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About the Author

D. Larry Crumbley is the KPMG Endowed Professor in the Department of Accounting at Louisiana State University. Doug Ziegenfuss is a professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. John O'Shaughnessy is a professor at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA.
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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; 2 edition (December 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594605289
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594605284
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,567,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By LSU Student on June 4, 2012
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First off, the only reason I finished this book was because it was assigned to me in grad school. It is so poorly written I was putting it down every five minutes because I couldn't handle it. The dialogue is just completely unrealistic. When the first two characters meet each other - on a baseball field after a local event - they immediate start talking about PCAOB regs. Seriously? What a joke. Within this first meeting, each time anyone talks the speaker addresses the listener by name. "Hello Fred, how are you." "I'm fine, Fleet. How's the family." "The family is fine, Fred."

It makes me want to smash my head into a brick wall. It drove me crazy. The authors try way too hard to make this a novel. It really should have been a research paper. The fictional aspect just makes me want to kill a kitten.
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How can these professors (the three authors) subject their students to this kind of torture? No wonder that other reviewer chooses to remain known only as "LSU Student."

I honestly wanted to read this book, but after 60 pages of something akin to a middle school student trying to write an episode of CSI/Numbers/Bones (while accurately using some really technical notes), it is time to toss in the towel.

From what I was able to read, I've concluded that it was by written by men and for men. The story part of the book features male characters with puffed-chest bravado and in-depth, confusing back stories, even if they are only around for a page. These back stories tend to derail the plot, and since there are so many awkward introductions, it is difficult to keep the characters straight. Actually, by the time you hit 60 pages, women will only be mentioned about 5 times. In no particular order, here are the female characters: hysterical mother-of-the-victim that gets one line before being verbally incapacitated by her grief, a sleeping wife that rolls over, someone that is being tried for fraud (mentioned only), another wife (mention only), and a secretary that has apparently never heard of Excel spreadsheets and their uses for organizing data (the book is set in the present day, for goodness sake).

Besides the confusing back stories, the plot also suffers from an inability to focus on the important actions. There were two or three pages dedicated to the set-up of a meeting space/the type of equipment in the meeting space (laptop! overhead projector! coffee! testosterone!). There are several moments where characters seem to have emotionally-inappropriate responses to situations, like amateurs overacting on camera.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Khuzema Tapya on November 17, 2013
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The book talks a lot about the practical forensic and auditing concepts which reinforces the learning and helps you understand how they can be applied in real life.
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By Gerri Ringgold on March 8, 2015
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Good book.
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