However, before his first night is over, numerous unexpected visitors begin to fill the hotel, on strange and sometimes dangerous missions. The author finds that a fortune is at stake and that his visitors will do anything to possess it. Before the end of the week, there is gunfire, bribery, fights, and hidden truths are unmasked.
Seven Keys to Baldpate is an old-fashioned mysterious melodramatic farce. It was so popular that it was made into an extremely popular stage play by George M. Cohan and became the basis for no less than seven films.
©1997 Jimcin Recordings
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A farce more than a serious mystery but very funny.
Downloaded this book in spite of the low "stars" at the time and I'm glad I did. Pure escapism, of course but great fun. Well done and well read. To each his own, I guess.
"Witty, fun book to make you smile with mystery"
Oh Billy McGee easily. He's smart, charming, witty, and fun.
The meeting with old Mr. Quimby. Poor guy, he's so baffled and Billy McGee is hilarious.
There have been a few films made from this book - none of which are as good as the book.
The narrator is excellent. I'm not sure why other people didn't like him. I think he captured the spirit of Billy McGee perfectly.
"Couldn't get past the narration"
A narrator with a pulse. If I had known about the "return" feature at the time, I would have turned this baby around.
Davina Porter? James Saxon?
"Who Can Listen Long enough?"
I sorry this is my first review of a narrator and all I can say is after 3 chapters I gave up listening. It became impossible to continue listening to someone read with so little consideration for the author or the work. I suspect the book was read cold to the recording otherwise the narrator has some very odd ideas about adding commas and periods for the author.
The typical reading cadence of the first chapter is a noticle pause after EVERY 3 to 4 words. I know this can't be the literal truth but it is certainly my subective truth. It passes distracting within 5 minutes and becomes mroe than irriatating before the first chapter is completed.
By the third chapter the narrator improves but not enought to allow me to even remember the storyline. The generally flat intonation was a distance second issue to the weird cadence.
Someone at audible should have proofed this before it was allowed release.
I know how this review must sound but it appears I payed for the privlege. Read the book perhaps but for what it's worth don't listen to this edition.
John in Seattle
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