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Geoffrey

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  • Fifty Candles: Wildside Mystery Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Earl Derr Biggers
    • Narrated By Kiff VandenHeuvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    "Suddenly, from across the hall, came a cry - sharp, uncanny, terrible. I ran out in the direction from which it had come and stood on the threshold of the Drew dining room. A table was set with gleaming silver and white linen, and in its center stood a cake, on which fifty absurd pink candles flickered bravely. There appeared to be no one in the room. On the other side of the table, a French window stood open to the fog, and I went around to investigate. I had taken perhaps a dozen steps when I stopped, appalled...."

    Cheryl Waters says: "Earl Derr Biggers before Charlie Chan"
    "A classic whodunit with a touch of the exotic."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Fifty Candles again? Why?

    Yes,great atmosphere,although with all great whodunits ,not the same after you know whodunit.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Atmosphere ,suspense,exotic mystery.


    Which character ??? as performed by Kiff VandenHeuvel ??? was your favorite?

    Mark Drew.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Classic whodunit from the author of Charlie Chan,


    Any additional comments?

    Judging by this tale,Earl Derr Biggers was a fine writer,would love to listen to more of his works.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James M. Cain
    • Narrated By Stanley Tucci
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one, grisly solution; a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir and regarded as one of the most important crime novels of the 20th century. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for L’Etranger.

    Geoffrey says: "Classic hard boiled thriller"
    "Classic hard boiled thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Postman Always Rings Twice?

    Fast pace,exciting twists and turns,great dialogue and plot.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    First Trial scene


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    End of first trial twist with lawyer Katz.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story,real characters told by the chief proponent in his own street style and no waffling around with needless dialogue and scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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