• The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery

  • By: Arthur Upfield
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-09-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (22 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Originally serialized in Australian newspapers in 1933, Arthur Upfield’s colorful, melodramatic crime thriller starts off innocently enough as a tale of rivalry between two best friends, but, like a champion thoroughbred, shifts gears halfway through after Tom Pink, a stuttering, alcoholic jockey seeking revenge against the gangsters who brutally killed his prized horse, is introduced.
In the hands of a lesser narrator, Tom Pink’s speech impediment could’ve come off as an insensitive caricature, but Stig Weymss’ nuanced performance, along with capturing the brusque cadences Melbourne’s seedy criminal underworld, grounds this crime thriller in a compelling realism.
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Publisher's Summary

Melbourne during the Depression. A seedy, corrupt city. Someone has struck at the heart of Australia's soul: they have killed the horse that would have won the Melbourne Cup. For what motive? Profit, blackmail, a betting scam? Only Tom Pink, the rider of the murdered horse can find out. Tom, born into the underworld he now tries to defeat, exposes graft and blackmail that reaches to the upper echelons of Melbourne society. His life and the lives of those he holds close will never be the same again.A previously lost classic of Australian crime fiction.
©1996 Arthur Upfield; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
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3 out of 5 stars
By Tracey on 11-12-14

cup runnith over

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

don,t know it is very differant to the bony series that made arthur upfield mysterys intreging

Who was your favorite character and why?

the little jockey tom pink

Did Stig Wemyss do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes he has a different style of reading

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer2 on 10-11-15

Super Narator

Loved the story. Australian larikanism along with mystery. Was surprised and a little sad at the ending but a very enjoyable few hours. Tom Pink is perfect.

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