1885: Five years after his release from prison, Montmorency is working undercover for the government. But his life, and national security, are threatened by his addiction to drugs. Can his friends restore his health in time to discover who is bombing London, and why, on the Scottish island of Tarimond, a whole generation of children has died?
©2004 Eleanor Updale; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"An excellent listen"
This is the second installment of the Montmorency story. The first instalment is not unfortunately available with Audible yet. Stephen Fry's beautiful reading of this epic tale is brilliant. However, I would advise that you either read or listen to the first book before purchasing this title, as the characters introduced in the first book are central to the story of the second. Perhaps Audible can obtain the rights to the first book as well...
"montmorency on the rocks"
THis was an excellent listen. We listened to it as a family age range 9-45 and it entertained us all. Stephen Fry reads brilliantly. The plot was intruiguing and kept us involved unitl the end.
"Light and Fun"
If you enjoy being read to by Stephen Fry you will not be disappointed. Light and Fun this entertaining read is one to enjoy when you are doing a tedious task like the ironing and very safe to listen to with the family around. I will definitely purchase any more Montmorency titles if they become available on Audible if they are read by Stephen Fry.
"Enjoy a light listen?"
This was a really fun book to listen to, a light listen, I thought. It was also restful to hear Stephen Fry's excellent interpretation as he read. Try it!
"Listen and relax on the beach"
The audio version of this book is great. I don't think that the written version would be half so good. It was greatly enhanced by Stephen Fry's interpretation.
It tied up some of the loose ends but was too abbreviated and left some story lines hanging in the air.
The scene where Montmorency was chasing the crook through Kew Gardens Greenhouse
Yes but it is too long for one sitting
The book was greatly enhanced by the reading of the story by Stephen Fry. His use of accents and different voices turned it into a performance. I have not read anything written by this author before but will look out for any other audible productions of her stories
"Stephen Fry can't you read all books ever made!?"
Stephen Fry can't you read all books ever made. the book series is fun and interesting made epic by Fry's Stella's performance
"Could not put it down"
Apart from Stephen Fry's excellent narration, I loved the pace and revealing of the story.
The book is memorable on its own.
Tarimond Island's scenes. But no doubt the one in the shoe shop :-)
I almost did.
As I wrote, I just could not put this down. The story gripped me since beginning and although I mostly listen to my audiobooks in small portions, I listened to this one over the weekend. On Sunday I just ceased doing most of other thinking-involving stuff just to finish this book. I quite like mystery and detective stories and this "double mystery" just got to me. All the main characters were very much likable for me and I will definitely get some more books of this series. And of course Stephen Fry did an amazing job here.
"Weak story, good narration"
The story is quite weak - it has a good build-up, but a let-down ending
The most interesting was the promise of a bombing and epidemic mystery happening simultaneously.
He is always the consummate narrator with a voice like warm chocolate (which is not always terribly good when he tries to be "common"!)
"took me a while"
I am so glad I persisted with this, because I love Stephen Fry narration. This is a really good story, I don't understand why I couldn't get into it. I kept muddling up the characters, maybe that's just me, maybe it's something to do with the writing. But when I concentrated I realised it was a fine yarn and paid more attention.
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