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While an ugly war with its neighboring realm continues to rage, the insulated members of Ruritania's upper class laugh and dance their way through their superficial lives. Some people, increasingly disillusioned by the pointless conflict, start to consider how the King might be persuaded - or forced - to end it.
Meanwhile, an increasing number of items of great value are going missing from those attending these high society gatherings. At whom will the finger of suspicion point? Who can be trusted? With so many competing, yet intertwined, agendas, what will be the outcome of this looming of vultures?
©2016 Richard Alan Storry (P)2017 Richard Alan Storry
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By Karen M. on 12-04-17

Wonderful Tale of Thievery and Treachery

What an entertaining listen! An aristocratic thief, a treacherous murder plot and scrumptious baked goods - sounds like fun to me. Will Rudy finally learn his lesson or is he beyond redemption? Will the assassins succeed or will an unlikely hero save the day? Listen and find out!

I really enjoyed this story. The dialogue between Rudy and his manservant was hilarious and they definitely had an interesting relationship. The action and suspense had me captivated. As for the narration, you can always count on it being great with Jake Urry as the narrator. I would recommend this.

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By Mary Karowski on 11-26-17

A tale of two thieves

A baron with a penchant for taking what he wants in the dead of night as a gentleman’s hobby. A manservant who is along for the thrills and to keep his master safe. Along comes a challenge that can’t be ignored in the form of a safe full of gold deemed uncrackable by the makers. As the crime unfolds a plot to assassinate the king is uncovered, due to his nature he cannot reveal what he knows. What an two rogues do? Listen and find out. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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By Melanie Preston Lewis on 10-18-17

A lovely story

The lives of the landed gentry in Ruritania seems like an episode from Downton Abbey! I adore the language and the etiquette employed. The gentleman burglar is so endearing, I know I should abhor his behaviour, but I simply couldn't bring myself to dislike anyone so fond of chocolate tiffin! Of course, the exquisite language was enhanced by the narration of Jake Urry - a man who's voice can be likened to liquid chocolate. There doesn't exist a word, story or tale that cannot be turned into a masterpiece by the addition of Mr Urry. I'm thrilled to recommend this tale, it's simply lovely!

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By Norma Miles on 11-02-17

Your magnificent chocolate Tiffin.

Delicious in every way, this book of dirty deeds amongst the grandeur of Ruritanian nobility has echos of the gentleman thief books of Raffles and sidekick, Bunny. Gloriously written by Richard Storry, a visual and gastric delight providing a colourful background to the amusing story of thefts and double dealing. There is even an end recipe for the delectable chocolate Tiffin.

Simply to say that it is narrated by Jake Urry should be enough. His excellent narration with just a twinge of the sinister gives this sumptuous and whimsical tale the needed gravitas. Perfectly read, as always, he voices the characters and paces the text perfectly, his reading not disguising the inherent humour.

Good story, definitely fun and definitely recommended.

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