The Battling Prophet : Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte

  • by Arthur W. Upfield
  • Narrated by Peter Hosking
  • Series: Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ben Wickham, a famous meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped famers and graziers all over Australia, has died after a three-week drinking bout.
The doctor certifies that his death was cause by heart failure due to alcoholic poisoning.
But Ben's neighbour and drinking partner, John Luton, is convinced his friends didn't die from too much gin. He manages to lure Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte to his riverside cottage near the South Australian coast, on an unofficial visit for a spot of fishing.
Bony, thinking at first he's on holiday and paying a casual visit, is intrigued and decides to investigate.


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If you could sum up The Battling Prophet in three words, what would they be?

another classic tale from a brilliant writer of his time a classic that is gripping

What did you like best about this story?

the sly detective work and characters that seem real

Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

alice she is one tough policewomen with style

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the scene ot the house when badguy won,t talk

Any additional comments?

another book read by peter of this great classic series please

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- Tracey

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What did you love best about The Battling Prophet?

I like all the Bony books. I like the period feel. This one had a more narrow focus than most of the others.

What other book might you compare The Battling Prophet to and why?

None that I have read.

Have you listened to any of Peter Hosking’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only a the narrator of the other Bony books.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd