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Extended Audio Sample Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman (Unabridged), by E.M. Hornung
3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E.M. Hornung Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Raffles is Sherlock Holmes' polar opposite, a foil for great detectives and a man with all the immoral charms of a hero-thief, plus a remarkable ability at cricket. Raffles is the godson of Robin Hood, the model for Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, and the inspiration of Leslie Charteris' The Saint. As the great reinvention of the trickster for the 20th century, Raffles convinces readers to throw away their scruples and follow along for wit, bold adventures, and thrilling suspense.

Perhaps it's fitting that Hornung's character Raffles is often compared with Sherlock Holmes, since E.W. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by russell | 8/17/2010

    " Word to the wise, ignore the notes - whilst interesting, the sheer volume of them does ruin the whippet-fast flow of Hornung's tales of derring-do by his criminal heroes and anti-Holmes and Watson, Raffles and Bunny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by King Monkey | 5/9/2010

    " Slightly spoiled by some ignorant racism in an early chapter.
    Still an entertaining read, told from the peculiarly passive viewpoint of the narrator about his exploits with the gentleman thief Raffles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David | 1/12/2010

    " not as good as i had hoped - too many oblique references in my copy made the read staccato "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by VioLeT | 1/9/2010

    " It was occasionally hard to get through the turn-of-the-century British dialog, but entertaining in its own way. "

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