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The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu Audiobook

The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu

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Publisher's Summary

Inspector Nayland Smith has unearthed a plot that could mean the end of civilization as we know it. He's just arrived in London, chasing the greatest criminal mind ever to come from the East. But when he arrives to warn Sir Crichton Davies that he is in danger, he finds he is too late. Sir Crichton has become the first victim of the insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu.

Public Domain (P)2012 B.J. Harrison

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    Sandy 12-12-12
    Sandy 12-12-12

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "Pulp Fiction of the day"

    Written shortly after the Boxer Rebellion in China.

    It seems common that those most victimised by gross brutality then become objects of gross discrimination.
    There was an Independence Movement against the West after The Boxers decided 'enough was enough', with the West destroying Chinese Culture and Society with huge loss of life, out of greed, and then having the audacity to send their missionaries to preach love and forgiveness..

    As a glimpse into popular thinking of this time the story could be given a resounding 5 star listen.

    However we have all manner of politically incorrect sentiments being expressed in this classic piece of popular fiction.
    It was written as a serial in the newspapers of the day, and this explains the multiple adventures for our hero as he unravels the plots to bring down the Government.


    Fu-Manchu stories did become a popular series in it's day.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Darren Harrison Washington D.C. 11-24-15
    Darren Harrison Washington D.C. 11-24-15

    U.S. citizen, British born and raised (in the England-Scotland border country), I live in Washington, DC with my wife, 3 cats, and 2 dogs

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    "Disappointing rendition of classic Fu Manchu adven"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The plot and story are classic Sax Rohmer Fu Manchu but the effort is spoiled by the narrator who mispronounces a number of references, even including the characters name of Petrie. The audiobook is also missing chapter references, with which every other audible book I have purchased has come with (shown by clicking on the "Chapters" button in iTunes). These chapters are a useful reference when playing an audio book in iTunes. A simple operation by the narrator in a program like Chapter and Verse would have rectified this oversight.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Love the plot, but the narration spoiled enjoyment of it


    How could the performance have been better?

    Yes, pronouncing the words properly would have significantly improved enjoyment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Daniel Fort Worth, TX USA 05-04-15
    Richard Daniel Fort Worth, TX USA 05-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The narrator brings the charactors to life."
    Where does The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not top 25, but top 100.


    Which character – as performed by B. J. Harrison – was your favorite?

    Fu-Manchu. He brought the evil genius without making the man a one dimensional cardboard character.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of those books which are easier to listen to then read text. Harrison is the reason.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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