entertaining, sophisticated, British
One of the most memorable moments is when Paul encounters and questions a possible witness to a murder. The witness Butch Bendix is a very recognizable "type", very amusingly performed by Toby Stephens. Butch can't quite contain his lust for Paul Temple, who is completely straight, and tries to get on with the investigation. Butch's comments are very funny.
Well, it was either Butch Bendix or Mrs. O'Hanrahan. I guess I'll go with Butch.
Yes, but no real opportunity to. After about 12 days worth of driving I finished it.
Toby Stephens transitions between characters and many many accents seamlessly and flawlessly. You're not paying attention to the "acting" per se, you're just drawn into the story.
Naturally Stephens is able to do the many variations of a British accent, but he also performs an American with a New York, specifically Bronx accent....and I know what those sound like!
Toby Stephens breathes life into the characters and the story of Paul Temple and the Tyler Mystery. I'm not sure I would have cared to read this in book form, but in audio form it's brilliant. The performance draws you into another time and place, and, what could seem "dated" in the story is actually made charming.Stephens flows effortlessly between accents and characters, so that you actually forget you are listening to one performer, and are simply drawn into the mystery.I intend to listen again, because a good book with a great performance always warrants another listen!
I enjoy the eccentric villagers Steve and Paul always seem to encounter in their investigations. I always get a laugh from them.
Yes. I've never heard an audio performance of Toby Stephens that was any less than brilliant, and this is no exception.
No, but I wish I had the time!
More books narrated by Toby Stephens, please!
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