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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,535 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanne Harris Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald's Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than 30 years. But this year the wind of unwelcome change is blowing, and Straitley is finally contemplating retirement. He is joined this term by five new faculty members, including one who holds intimate and dangerous knowledge of St. Oswald's ways and secrets. Harboring dark ties to the school's past, this young teacher has arrived with one terrible goal: to destroy St. Oswald's.

As the new term gets under way, a number of incidents befall students and faculty alike. Beginning as small annoyances, they are initially overlooked. But as the incidents escalate, it soon becomes apparent that a darker undercurrent is stirring within the school. With St. Oswald's unraveling, only Straitley stands in the way of its ruin. The veteran teacher faces a formidable opponent, however, a master player with a bitter grudge and a strategy that has been meticulously planned to the final move, a secret game with very real, very deadly consequences.

A harrowing tale of cat and mouse, this riveting, hypnotically atmospheric novel showcases New York Times best-selling author Joanne Harris's astonishing storytelling talent as never before. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/19/2014

    " I love a book that is able to surprise me and Harris did just that in Gentlemen and Players. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the the two narrators and how each individual story played off the story of the other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Valeria | 1/29/2014

    " I literally ate this book in a 3 days time. Joanne Harris can deal different topics always in an excellent way. I really admire how she find the perfect words to describe a situation, a place or the different and complicated thoughts of every character which we can find inside her novels. Usually, when I start one of her books, it becomes hard to me to stop turning page. It's like a drug :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynn Weber | 1/20/2014

    " A knockout. This novel takes place in my favorite setting---an English private school---and has it all: great plotting, characters, suspense, psychology, wit. But what I most admire about it is the author's writing. It is so smooth that it's easy to overlook how very good it is. It's not the kind of writing where you find yourself underlining and starring certain passages. It's just unbelievably readable and mellifluous. I can't wait to start on the other novel of hers that I have, Three Quarters of an Orange. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carol Morrison | 1/19/2014

    " NOt my favorite Joanne Harris Book. Fascinating at first, but a book with more lurking evil than I prefer to read. I also listened to it as a talking book and was very confused on whose voice I was listening to and when the actions were taking place. "

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