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Traitor's Purse

An Albert Campion Mystery
Lu par : David Thorpe
Série : Albert Campion, Volume 11
Durée : 7 h et 55 min

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Campion investigates once more, but this time he is on the run from the police - classic British crime writing at its best. Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty's government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancée, Campion struggles desperately to put the pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake.

Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. Her first novel was published when she was seventeen. In 1929 she published The Crime at Black Dudley and introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing - Albert Campion.

©2013 Margery Allingham (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • Bookwormish
  • 21/11/2015

One of Allingham's best

Traitor's Purse may be my favorite Campion novel. Campion himself is such a delightful character. But this is the only one in which he experiences true character development. The device of amnesia forces him to figure nearly everything out with no context and no background, just his wits. It's a very enjoyable read.

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  • D. D. Worden
  • 24/07/2013

Can't listen to this narrator..

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator. I can't even finish listening to the book because his voices are so annoying. I'm going to finish the story by reading the hard copy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Traitor's Purse?

Campion's realization of how important Amanda is to him. And the way Albert muddles through with his loss of memory.

What didn’t you like about David Thorpe’s performance?

The various voices he uses. The one he gives to Campion is dreadful. But the others are annoying as well.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to return it for a refund. I won't be buying anymore Albert Campion books narrated by David Thorpe. That's too bad because I enjoy these stories.

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  • VirginiaMom
  • 14/07/2019

Great story, annoying falsetto

David Thorpe is perfectly capable of reading this great story well, and does in every particular except that for some reason he interpreted Campion's "high, light voice" (described in a former book) as an excruciating dowager falsetto that is not only highly irritating, but makes it difficult to follow the action of the story, since it destroys all the emotional innuendo so cleverly written into the dialogue. This is one of Allingham's best Campion novels; this version is still worth a listen as the rest of the character voicings are well done, but I wish Thorpe would do it over without the falsetto. I don't know what the producer was thinking to have allowed it. To be honest, I much prefer the narration of Francis Matthews, who reads some of Allingham's other books.

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  • Valerie
  • 02/03/2018

Perfect book for David Thorpe

David Thorpe brings such wonderful life to a book like this! it wouldn't have been nearly as enjoyable had I read it myself.
I suspect he could make an algebra book sound enchanting!

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  • CaptiveBooks
  • 05/11/2017

Campion and Amanda triumph!

For some reason missed this one when listening to the series in order ... now things make a lot more sense! Great story and wonderful adventure as always for Campion and his usual band of characters - loved it!

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  • Nancy Shonk
  • 23/06/2017

Won't download

This is the second Audible narration which will not coordinate
With the book. The first always narrated a different chapter than the one I was reading in the book. This one plays only the sample then stops. Not a good bargain.

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  • JOHN
  • 16/09/2016

NOTHING CATCHY HERE.

BORING, TO MANY SENARIO,S, AND CHARACTERS. TOOK 2 NIGHTS TO GET THROUGH IT. TRIED THIS BOOK BECAUSE I KINDA LIKED TIGER IN THE SMOKE. BUT ALAS, NOT THIS ONE. NARRATION WAS VERY STIFF AND BORING.

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