Don't Point That Thing at Me

  • by Kyril Bonfiglioli
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A cult classic in the United Kingdom since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't Point That Thing at Me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward. With his thuggish manservant, the incomparably named Jock Strapp, Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving stolen paintings, a vintage Rolls Royce, secret police, a whirlwind trip to the United States, a dead client, and a ravishing and wealthy young widow, all to make a dishonest living. He's not one to pass up a drink, and he prides himself on being stylishly dressed for whatever occasion may present itself, no matter how debauched. Don't miss this brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense.


What the Critics Say

"Wickedly entertaining....A sure-fire, acid-tongued winner." (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] laugh-out-loud nasty tale of international intrigue." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dashed Amusing, Dontcha Know

A blend of Lord Peter Whimsey, Lovejoy and Bertie Wooster all mixed up and resulting in something original and incredibly fun. Simply one of the best I've heard recently. Simon Prebbles accent is spot on and the various voices he takes for the characters are distinctive and nicely done. The plot is intricate, the characters are well fleshed out (particularly Johanna) and I found myself amused and entertained throughout. I'm giving this one five stars and can't recommend it highly enough.

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- Jack Reynolds

snarky fun

This is a prime example of how a great narrator can improve a book by a superb narration -- Simon Prebble is perfect for Charlie Mordecai, and I look forward to hearing more adventures.

This is good, snarky, fun. I wouldn't want to buy art from Charlie, but I think I'd love to have a few drinks with him, and Jock. They are wonderful characters in a romp of a tale.
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- Holly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.