We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized) | [Francis Durbridge]

Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized)

Just as he and Steve are looking forward to a well-earned break, Paul is contacted by the wealthy financier Maurice Lonsdale, whose brother-in-law was apparently killed by accident in Geneva. His widowed sister Margaret is increasingly convinced that her husband is still alive, and she wants Paul Temple to investigate! Suddenly attempts are being made on Paul and Steve's lives, and they become embroiled in a plot of deception stretching from London to Switzerland.
Regular Price:$12.27
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabit a sophisticated, well-dressed world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women are chic and the men still wear cravats. And where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always needs Paul's help with a tricky case.

Just as he and Steve are looking forward to a well-earned break, Paul is contacted by the wealthy financier Maurice Lonsdale, whose brother-in-law was apparently killed by accident in Geneva. His widowed sister Margaret is increasingly convinced that her husband is still alive, and she wants Paul Temple to investigate! Suddenly attempts are being made on Paul and Steve's lives, and they become embroiled in a plot of deception stretching from London to Switzerland. Anonymous gunmen, exploding cars, ransom demands, and mysterious rendezvous leave them with some puzzling questions. Is Carl Milbourne dead or alive? And what is the significance of the phrase 'too young to die'?

©2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd; (P)2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (45 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.4 (16 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (15 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    LadyGem Tacoma 01-09-13
    LadyGem Tacoma 01-09-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    117
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Absolutely Marvelous!!!"
    Where does Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top drawer!!! If you like the American Nick and Nora Charles of the Thin Man movies, you will fall in love with Paul and Steve Temple. They have such a great dynamic!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized)?

    The entire production was memorable!!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They bring the story to life for me. I can picture every scene!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Like all mysteries, it was intense and lots of fun! So many red-herrings, I was shocked at who actually did the deed! Love it!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Barbara Cheyenne, WY, United States 04-04-11
    Barbara Cheyenne, WY, United States 04-04-11

    Digger's Domain

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Not the best Paul Temple"

    There are 10 Paul Temple radio serials extant that starred Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury (the 11th serial they made is missing, believed lost.) Westbury had also played Steve to Kim Peacock's Temple for several years - none of those recordings seem to exist.

    This is the only serial that was 6 episodes long instead of 8, and thank goodness, because it's really not that good. It's atypical in other ways - Westbury must have had laryngitis throughout the recording because her voice is definitely hoarse. A few actors have scenes where either Paul or Steve aren't present - that wasn't normally done. In addition, the mystery just isn't that compelling.

    But then, we don't listen to Paul Temple for the mysteries. They are invariably extremely complicated, with the same old puzzle pieces mixed and matched. We listen because of the chemistry between Coke and Westbury, the fun of the other actors - in particular those who essay - and fail - American accents, and of course for Simon Lack, who played in 10 of the 11 serials, as either the villain, a red herring, and on one occasion, the obligatory police officer.

    In this serial, he plays film director Vince Langham.

    If you're new to the Paul Temple series, this is not the one to start out with. (Might I suggest Paul Temple and the Alex Affair. Quintessential Paul Temple.) However, if you already like Paul Temple, you'll want to have this one in your collection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results
Sort by:
  • Maggi
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    6/6/09
    Overall
    "Nostalgia."

    If you are a person of a "certain age" these dramatisations are a joy. Unlikely stories, Scotland yard consulting a crime writer, cocktails and servants, what more could you want, By Timothy! A taste of a bygone age along with bygone manners and class system. Wonderfully dramatised, and in this case with the original Radio announcement as well.

    Paul Temple is a crime writer and amateur sleuth who is brought in by Scotland Yard to assist in tricky cases. He has extricated himself from car crashes, sinking boats, electrified fences and all maner of perils. Ably assisted by his wife (unusually for these times not a feminine wimp) he boldly goes to solve the crimes with which the police are baffled. You will love it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.