The Saint is back - 50y audiobooks are now available starring the deboair classic crime hero.
Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time.
In these three early adventures, the Saint's reputation starts to rise, as he tackles thieves, smugglers, and killers. < /p>
In "The Man Who Was Clever" he outwits Edgar Hayn, a drug smuggler who thinks he's smarter than everyone. In "The Policeman with Wings" he stays one step ahead of Inspector Teal in the hunt for diamonds on Dartmoor, and in "The Lawless Lady " one of the Saint's gang helps him deal with sea-faring swindlers, only to fall in love.
Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the 20th century's most prolific and popular authors.
©1930 Leslie Charteris (P)2014 Audible Studios
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"Classic Crime Capers"
This is just a light fun set of crime caper stories staring Simon Templar, aka "The Saint."
I don't know why this was listed as Book 3. The stories contained here are the 2nd, 3rd and fourth stories written about The Saint.
For readers of current thrillers this may seem a little dated, but I found that to be part of the charm.
I enjoyed the stories and the character of The Saint that I might have to add the entire series to my wish list.
"The Saint an original Super Hero"
I enjoy the theater of the mind offered by the narration
Of course the Saint is a favorite I also liked Conway as one of his backup men always around to help out.
I think John was bringing the story to life through his use of accents and emotion of each role, Bringing to each person in the story individualism and nuance.
Well it is not easy to have that much time so not in a single sitting. I listen while working when I am able to. I helps the tasks to flow for me.
I am looking forward to the next book
"Good listen, probably won't continue in the series"
It's like a 1930s Scarlet Pimpernale, but I am not a huge fan of heroes who don't have weaknesses, I guess I am more of a Flemming fan.
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