The Scandal At Bletchley (Hilary Manningham-Butler Book 1) : Hilary Manningham-Butler

  • by Jack Treby
  • Narrated by Jack Treby
  • Series: Hilary Manningham-Butler
  • 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I've been a scoundrel, a thief, a blackmailer, and a whore, but never a murderer. Until now...."
The year is 1929. As the world teeters on the brink of a global recession, Bletchley Park plays host to a rather special event. MI5 is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and a select band of former and current employees are gathering for a weekend of music, dance, and heavy drinking. Among them is Sir Hilary Manningham Butler, a middle-aged woman whose entire adult life has been spent masquerading as a man. She doesn't know why she has been invited - it has been many years since she left the secret service - but it is clear she is not the only one with things to hide. And when one of the other guests threatens to expose her secret, the consequences could prove disastrous for everyone.


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Customer Reviews

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Awesome story tho not about Bletchley!

Would you listen to The Scandal at Bletchley again? Why?

I'm a history buff-I love to learn about little-known war stories. Bletchley Park is a building in the UK where Allies (WW2) deciphered Axis' militaryt codes. Though this story is fun and involves a scandal, it has nothing to do with miltary. It is a fun wicked story though.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scandal at Bletchley?

My favorite part of the story was the party where the murders occur. There are several characters and twists and turns, and the way in which Sir Hillary's "secret" is revealed.

What does Jack Treby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought Jack Treby was fantastic. I could listen to him all day long.

Any additional comments?

I received this audio book in exchange for an unbiased review via Audible.

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- kate

Extremely Poor

I do not write this lightly: this book and its narration are the worse I have experienced in about 8 years of Audible membership. It was so bad that it was sort of fascinating. I found myself listening to see if there were a single cliche of language or plot would it not manage to include. The same goes for the narration. It was so stilted that it sounded like a person just learning to read expressively - awkward silences, odd pronunciations and absurdly ridiculous accents delivered unsteadily. If you want to know how not to write a mystery and how not to read aloud this number delivers a master class in both.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2015
  • Publisher: Carter & Allan