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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys early 20th century thrillers and spy novels.
What did you like best about this story?
I appreciated something that is rare in this genre today, the absence of foul language, gratuitous violence and promiscuous characters.
Which character – as performed by Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot – was your favorite?
I liked all of the characters performed by Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. It was a little more leisurely paced than he Thirty-Nine Steps and its’ sequel, Greenmantle.
Any additional comments?
Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot has been accused for mispronouncing words. This is a fair accusation; nevertheless, I still like his voice and articulation. I hope that and am waiting for the publishers to release the last two novels in this series The Three Hostages and The Island of Sheep with Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot as the reader.
This wonderful story has been ruined by a narrator who can neither read nor speak English. The constant mispronunciations were such a complete distraction that I struggled to finish listening.
Shame on Audible for allowing such a travesty on their site.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The reader is actually quite talented but he doesn’t sound like Hanney and his relentless mispronunciations of foreign words are wearisome.