Rogue Male is one of the classic thrillers of the 20th century. It's a gripping adventure on the themes of liberty, tyranny, and the ethics of political violence.
An Englishman plans to assassinate the dictator of a European country. But he is foiled at the last moment and falls into the hands of ruthless and inventive torturers. They devise for him an ingenious and diplomatic death but, for once, they bungle the job and he escapes. But England provides no safety from his pursuers - and the Rogue Male must strip away all the trappings of status and civilization as the hunter becomes a hunted animal.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
©1939 Geoffrey Household (P)2010 RNIB
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I usually enjoy books that are told by the hero or main character. Like, I did this and not, he did that. This book is written that way. I got this book for less than 4 dollars and consider it a little gem. It is a bit fantastic that so many people would chase this guy but still I suspended disbelief and just enjoyed it. It may not go down in the great books category, but it may go down in the great books category for four dollars.
I never had heard of Geoffey Household. I really enjoyed listening to this book that i bought the rest of what audible had. I've listened to only part of another so far and it is very interesting so far. I recommend these books.
I bought this because William Gibson recommends it in "Zero History,:" and because I'ma fan of Hammond Innes's plot-driven adventure novels. This book has minimal plot. It's just an English gentleman trying to hide from the police in the countryside. I gave up halfway through the book.
for a supposed classic of the genre this is rather boring and dated and not at all up to the quality of others from the same time period.
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