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  • Killing the Emperors: A Jack Troutbeck - Robert Amiss Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ruth Dudley Edwards
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Sir Henry Fortune, celebrity curator, has vanished. So too has his partner in love and money, disreputable art dealer Jason Pringle. Panic spreads throughout the London art world when more people go missing. No one can locate Anastasia Holliday, sensational Abject artist; Jake Thorogood, the critic who catapulted her into stardom; or Dr. Hortense Wilde, notorious for having influenced generations of art students to despise craftsmanship. Hysteria hits the media when it is found that the common link between the victims is that their careers blossomed when they embraced newly fashionable conceptual art.

    p says: "bring back Bill Wallis as Narrator!"
    "Ruth Dudley Edwards Kills Again!"
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    Which character – as performed by Wanda McCaddon – was your favorite?

    Jack Troutbeck


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I am extremely fond of the Robert Amiss/Jack Troutbeck mysteries and my favorite way to experience them is through audio. I have spent many pleasant hours enjoying their exploits in the past through the talent of Bill Wallis, so I was unsure whether I would like Wanda McCaddon's narration as much. I am happy to say that she does a very nice job of Killing The Emperors. I really only have one complaint about the narration. Someone forgot to brief Ms. McCaddon on the proper British pronounciation of Featherstonhaugh (a club featured in both "Killing The Emperors" and an earlier entry in the series "Clubbed To Death") Strangely, it is pronounced Fanshaw. A minor thing to be sure, but it did grate on me. But I digress. I thought "Killing The Emperors" was great fun as well as being very instructive about the world of conceptual art. I would recommend "Killing The Emperors" to anyone who enjoys mysteries with memorable characters and snarky humor.

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