The Saint is back - fifty audiobooks are now available starring the debonair 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.
The Saint and Patricia go to visit some friends in Miami - but when they get there they are shocked to learn their friends have disappeared. They move into their friends' house and start to investigate. Things get complicated when a tanker explodes off the Florida coast and a dead British sailor washes up on the shore. Simon suspects a link between the explosion and the disappearance, as well as the activities of shady millionaire Randolph March. There seems to be a Nazi spy ring operating out of Florida...
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.
A wonderful story of pre-World War II America.
a great listen. Wonderful.
Now I shall follow the Saint West.
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What made the experience of listening to The Saint in Miami the most enjoyable?
I am really adamant about choice of narrator! I have to really close my eyes and listen and really like the voice before I choose. That being said, I think John Telfer was born to read these! He could play 'The Saint' on radio if they remade the series! I absolutely LOVE his voice. I am a reader of Charteris, so I like some of his books more so than others, but when Telfer reads them they are almost all equally enjoyable!
What did you like best about this story?
I loved when Simon Templar charged thru the Everglades in the huge caterpillar tractor to get to the hidden complex of the bad guys!
Which scene was your favorite?
Probably same as above & when the enemy Sub was sunk!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Just kind of listened with a smile on my face as The Saint went about his business in dealing with the baddies and the head of the local law enforcement.(Of course his semi-literate sidekick is always a hoot!)
Any additional comments?
I thought I would do this as I listened to samples of the next SAINT I will listen to. John Telfer sounds like a cross between Roger Moore & Ian Ogilvy(Return of The Saint). It's like John McDonough being the PERFECT voice for the children's series "Freddy The Pig" by Walter R. Brooks. They were both born to do those particular series.