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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (483 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. W. Hornung Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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'Why should I work when I could steal?' Thus speaks A. J.Raffles, gentleman, the finest slow bowler of his generation and a shameless thief. When Bunny, an old school acquaintance, confesses that he will be dishonourably disgraced for writing cheques that his bank will not meet, Raffles persuades him to assist in a burglary. From that moment, Bunny is locked into a life of crime and, fortunately for his audience, recounts their adventures in a most thrilling way. The stories in this volume are 'The Ides of March', 'A Costume Piece', 'Gentleman and Players', 'Le Premier Pas', 'Wilful Murder', and 'Nine Points of the Law'.

E. W. Hornung was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brother in law, but Raffles is the very antithesis of Sherlock Homes - yet still a hero and one that the Victorians and succeeding generations, perhaps surprisingly, took to their hearts.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beka | 12/26/2013

    " A fun collection of stories about the daring escapades of a gentleman thief and his sidekick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barrie | 11/10/2013

    " Hornung was Conan Doyle's brother-in-law. Birds of a feather! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara | 10/30/2013

    " A brilliant book of its time, with a title that's a conversation starter in itself. It has character and expression and I nearly missed my station on the train several nights running, which is always a sign of a gripping story. I was sad when it ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 10/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed these short tales with wonderfully skewed morals and dashing British wit. Been meaning to read them for years, then Raffles showed up in LOEG and then I stumbled upon this collection. For fans of Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Britain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Jacobs | 9/3/2013

    " A gentleman thief modeled after Sherlock Holmes. Thank you Project Gutenberg. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 7/27/2013

    " The characters are kind of interesting, but the book is kind of boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kailey | 6/20/2013

    " Almost better than sherlock holmes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 3/19/2013

    " This book was okay. It was a little scattered. I never understood the point of the book. It was a string of robberies- none of which I found very captivating. I thought I would enjoy it more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Carter | 3/4/2013

    " 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 Allie | 1/14/2013

    " Review on "This is the Forest of Arden" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/3/2013

    " The adventures of an experienced thief and his less experienced accomplice. Likeable characters despite the fact that they are criminals. Entertaining short stories, well suited to times when I didn't want to get hooked in a book I'd feel compelled to read cover-to-cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 VioLeT | 12/13/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 russell barnes | 8/18/2012

    " 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 Esther | 7/27/2012

    " 2.5* Enjoyable, light reading.(All comparisons to Sherlock fall flat in my opinion, though. Raffles is not a counterpart to the great detective - Moriarty already fills that bill.)I had expected the stories to be more complicated because of the comparison, but they're of a lighter tone altogether. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 1/21/2012

    " Nothing particularly wrong with this but it just didn't appeal to me in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Finvarra Penn | 10/29/2011

    " This was a really fun read. Easy and light. I enjoyed it a lot and fell in love with the characters really quickly. Especially Raffles. <3 "

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About the Author

Ernest William Hornung (1866–1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentlemen thief in late ninteenth-century London. He drew on his Australian experiences as a background when he began writing, initially short stories and later novels.

About the Narrator

Peter Joyce trained at Rose Bruford College and won the Radio Prize. There followed a catalog of repertory work throughout the United Kingdom including two years at the prestigious Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent. His credits include appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the West End and he is currently the director of two companies: Assembled Stories, which records classic literature onto CD, and Past Present Science, for which he travels the world performing his one man shows about Galileo and Newton.