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Don’t Point That Thing at Me Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kyril Bonfiglioli Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charlie Mortdecai Mysteries Release Date:
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A cult classic in the United Kingdom since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don’t Point That Thing at Me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai, degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward.

With his thuggish manservant, the incomparably named Jock Strapp, Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving stolen paintings, a vintage Rolls Royce, secret police, a whirlwind trip to the United States, a dead client, and a ravishing and wealthy young widow—all just to make a dishonest living. He’s not one to pass up a drink, and he prides himself on being stylishly dressed for whatever occasion may present itself, no matter how debauched. Don’t miss this brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “You couldn’t snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful.”

    Spectator

  • “Wickedly entertaining…a sure-fire, acid-tongued winner.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mayhem, mischief, close calls, sex, food, and drink follow—something for everyone. The excellent Simon Prebble enjoys himself throughout as he mixes escapades with discussions of wine and fine cuisine…The listener’s attention will never wander.”

    AudioFile

  • “The Honorable Charlie Mortdecai…who quips à la Oscar Wilde even when in dire distress…makes his audio debut in Kyril Bonfiglioli’s darkly comic Don’t Point That Thing at Me, read in the deliciously honeyed cadences of the British upper class by Simon Prebble…An over-the-top, oddball charmer.”

    BookPage

  • Winner of the 1973 CWA New Blood Dagger Award

Listener Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by David | 2/14/2014

    " If a morally depraved Wodehouse appeals to you, this is that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Eddy Allen | 2/12/2014

    " Acult classic in the UK since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't Point That Thing at Me is the hilarious and dark-humored crime thriller featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and general knave-about-Piccadilly. With his thuggish manservant Jock, Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving secret police, angry foreign governments, stolen paintings, and dead clients, all just to make a dishonest living--while decked out in the most stylish garb and drinking the most bizarre alcoholic cocktails. Don't miss the brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Ed Chatterton | 1/31/2014

    " I'm a Bonfiglioli nut. If you haven't read any then do yourself a favour and pick them up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Laurie Dunn-Schmidt | 1/26/2014

    " Outrageous and amazing and twisted. "

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About the Author
Author Kyril Bonfiglioli

Kyril Bonfiglioli (1928–1985) was an art dealer, accomplished fencer, a fair shot with most weapons, and a serial marrier of beautiful women. He claimed to be “abstemious in all things except drink, food, tobacco, and talking” and “loved and respected by all who knew him slightly.”

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.