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Death of a Lake

An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
Narrated by: Peter Hosking
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Napoleon Bonaparte returns in this classic Australian mystery from the classic Bony series.

One night Raymond Gillen, shortly after winning over £12,000 in a lottery, went for a late-night swim in the waters of Lake Otway and never came back. No one doubted that he drowned; the main question on everyone's lips was, what happened to the money?

Three years later drought is taking its toll, and Lake Otway is close to death, losing the last of its water. Five men and two women wait to find out whether the shrinking lake will uncover Gillen's body and a clue to his missing money. Also on the scene, and content to wait, is Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte.

Please note: part of the appeal of Arthur Upfield's stories lies in their authentic portrayal of many aspects of outback Australian life in the 1930s and through into the 1950s. These books reflect and depict the attitudes and ways of speech of that era, particularly with regard to Aborigines and to women. In reproducing this audiobook, the publisher does not endorse the attitudes or opinions they express.

©1954 Bonaparte Holdings Pty Ltd (P)2016 Bolinda

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Audible.Com Audio Reviews 5.6.2019.0108 D1

I’ve listened to 18 audiobooks in this series. In order of importance, on the basis of quality of narration, plot and story, character development, content and profundity, prose and felicitous expressions, memorable quotes and novelty, I offer these ratings:

Excellent:
Battling Prophet…..The Bone is Pointed…....Bushmaster of the Skies..…Death of a Swagman…..Mister Jelly’s Business…..Devil’s Steps…Sands of Windee…..Murder Must Wait…..Wings of Damantina…..

Very Good
Author Bites the Dust….Bony and the Kelly Gang…..Clue of the New Shoe…..Mystery of Swordfish Reef…..Venom House…..Widows of Broome….Bony and the White Savager,…..

Worthwhile:
Death of a Lake…..Mountains Have a Secret…

Mediocre or Lower Rating
None of these audios are mediocre or of lesser quality. All are at least worthwhile listens.

Additional Comments:
Narration: Excellent, clear and engaging.
Plot: Predictable but serviceable.
Prose: I am growing weary of the tedious (though lovely) limning of Australian flora and fauna.
Overall: 6/10