Criminal lawyer and all-time number-one mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. His most popular books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason.
In The Case of the Curious Bride, a woman claiming not to be a bride consults Mason about her "friend", whose husband, long thought to have died in a plane crash, turns up alive.
©1958 Erle Stanley Gardner (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"Excellent short story"
I was looking for the books, found these short dramatizations instead. They are excellent, but I wish they were longer.
Love the style and Perry's personality. It's even better than the old TV show. Actors are great and there are some laugh-out-loud moments when Perry gets over on someone or dies some sneaky shenanigans.
"Perry's on the case......"
Only, Perry Mason ! However, it takes the whole cast to make anything work. Even in real life.
How Perry Mason figured out the case !
They bring life to the characters ! As to not knowing what that person might sound like at that point in a story !
Yes, I could not stop listening. I just had to know, who did it !!
"Perry leaps into the fray"
This radio play is fun and confusing. The author introduces many characters in a short time, so for listening it gets a bit busy.
My reaction to the book was to wonder how far Perry Mason will go when he can't be that certain, is told so many lies, has so many conflicting issues to deal with. It is a wonder he didn't just sit out the rest of his law career in jail.
I am a real fan of Perry mason's stories by E. S. Gardner. But.. The dramatized version is not exactly what I expected.
I would like to try a BOOK rather than that sort of imitation.
Actually, this seems to be easy. Just have the book narrated by any of excellent performers like Kit Flanagan, Candy Clark, David Ackroyd, and there are plenty of others.
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