Raffles is Sherlock Holmes' polar opposite, a foil for great detectives and a man with all the immoral charms of a hero-thief, plus a remarkable ability at cricket. Raffles is the godson of Robin Hood, the model for Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief," and the inspiration of Leslie Charteris' "The Saint." As the great reinvention of the trickster for the 20th century, Raffles convinces readers to throw away their scruples and follow along for wit, bold adventures, and thrilling suspense.Perhaps it's fitting that Hornung's character Raffles is often compared with Sherlock Holmes, since E.W. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
"Narrator Walter Covell has the perfect rumbling British voice to portray the wonderful characters in these old-fashioned capers. His diction is clear in the several ranges he uses for the brilliant but rather cryptic Raffles and his unworldly colleague, the dim policemen, naive victims, and other assorted characters. This audiobook will appeal to fans of vintage British mysteries, especially aficionados of Sherlock Holmes." (AudioFile)
"Hornung's Raffles reads at least as well as, if not better than, all except the very best of Sherlock Holmes." (The London Times)
"Raffles is amazing; his resource is perfect; and naturally he has a 'cool nerve', a nerve positively arctic." (The Herald Tribune)
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Not as engaging as Sherlock