Lawrence Blakely, attorney-at-law, sets off by train to deliver valuable documents in a criminal case. Along the way he encounters romance, treachery, a murder in which he is implicated, and, finally, a train wreck.
(P)1986 Jimcin Recordings
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I mostly enjoyed this book though it went on a bit too long. It was an old fashioned story of love and murder.
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Only the fact that the hero - a decent, polite, self-centered, and introspective young attorney - may well sound like the way Jim Killavey portrays him, makes it possible to tolerate the narrator.
Having said that, the book is a wonderful period piece, with an good mystery and a lot of very amusing goings on, and I find it a good antidote when I have been listening to more difficult books.
Although she is not in Edith Wharton's class for fine literature, Mary Roberts Rinehart gives a similar, but much gentler portrayal of the upper middle class life in her time, of which The Man in the Lower Ten is a great example. .
The story is a good old fashion murder mystery with some love thrown into the equation. What make this hard to get through was the narrator. It was a pain to listen to his reading.
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