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The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu Audiobook

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Imagine a person tall, lean and feline, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, a close-shaven skull, and long magnetic eyes of the true cat green. Invest him with all the cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race, accumulated in one giant intellect. Imagine that awful being and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu.

Dr. Fu-Manchu, the terrorizing and macabre master of a secretive Oriental organization, is dedicated to conquering the world. Fu-Manchu’s greatest nemesis, British investigator Nayland Smith, is one of the few people who can meet Fu-Manchu’s gaze without falling under his hypnotic power. It is up to Smith and his faithful companion, Dr. Petrie, to foil Dr. Fu-Manchu’s diabolical plot.

In The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu, the lethal “Zayat Kiss,” a red mark resembling the imprint of painted lips, is found among cocaine needle tracks on the dead body of Sir Crichton Davey. The power of Fu-Manchu is far-reaching as he employs a giant poisonous centipede, deadly toadstools, and lethal green mists to murder and kidnap the great minds of the West. Is the beautiful Karamaneh the key to uncovering the evil doctor’s lair, or is she a pawn leading Smith and Petrie to their deaths?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by J.d. | 5/11/2011

    " this really isn't a terrible book. it is racist, stupid and simple minded, but it is a good adventure story and kind of funin spite of it all. btw sax, hashish is not an opiate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Douglas | 3/13/2011

    " Interesting view of China. Not sure much has changed since this story was written.

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Rob | 2/27/2011

    " Xenophobic pulp fiction. Disappointingly repetitive as the good doctor foils our protagonists at every turn with a spare bag of tricks consisting primarily of homeopathic medicines inducing paralysis, hypnosis, or DEATH! H. Rider Haggard it ain't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Phillip | 1/19/2011

    " considering the time frame it was written in, it was still a fun book. "

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About the Author
Author Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer (1883–1959) was a prolific English mystery writer who was best known for creating the master criminal Dr. Fu-Manchu. Born Arthur Henry Ward in 1883 in Birmingham, England, to Irish parents, he received no formal schooling until he was about ten years old and worked in odd jobs before starting his writing career at age twenty. From the 1920s through the 1930s, Rohmer was one of the most widely read and highly paid magazine writers in the English language. After World War II, Rohmer moved to the United States and ultimately settled in White Plains, New York. 

About the Narrator

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His work in film includes The Land, The Inn Outside the World, Dream Parlor, and the American Film Institute’s Women Directors Workshop short This Is Bill. His television appearances include “CIA: Masters of Deception” on the Discovery Channel. He has performed at many theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a playwright and a member of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre.