The Saint is back - 50 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 timeIn three more classic tales, the Saint continues to push his luck in his own inimitable style.
"The Story of a Dead Man" sees the Saint in a more mundane line of work - running an office and writing letters to the editor - until Inspector Teal comes to investigate the mysterious Mr Vanney and the Saint's real intentions come to light.
In "The Impossible Crime", a bored Saint tackles a most unlikely mystery: a man who has somehow been shot in a locked room. And in T"he National Debt" Simon Templar stumbles across a remote Welsh inn where a series of strange things is happening... another job for the Saint!
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.
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Not the best stories for listening
The 3rd story worked the best. The narration was good, with good characterizations.
This was my first listen to a Leslie Charteris book, and it probably wasn't a good place to start. Two of the three stories were a bit confusing, with too many names and people thrown at you at once. Hard to keep track of.
John Telfer did a wonderful job with the reading, though.
- Stephen W Osborne