A. J. Raffles
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    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E W Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By E W Hornung
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    By day, AJ Raffles is a debonair man-about-town and one of England's finest cricketers. By night - he's London’s most notorious thief! Classic crime to rival Sherlock Holmes. If you walk down London’s Piccadilly, you come across an elegant Georgian building set back from the constant stream of traffic. This is The Albany, an imposing warren of “bachelor” apartments which has been home to a string of celebrities for over two centuries, from Lord Byron to Terence Stamp. But The Albany was also the address for one of the greatest fictional creations of late 19th-century crime writing, AJ Raffles.

    lot of fun

    a little like a Sherlock as thief idea. he has a cohort who helps much like Watson and who may have written their adventures down later in life. the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 24 2014 by Darryl (Cedar Rapids, IA, United States)
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    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E.M. Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By E.M. Hornung
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Raffles is Sherlock Holmes' polar opposite, a foil for great detectives and a man with all the immoral charms of a hero-thief, plus a remarkable ability at cricket. Raffles is the godson of Robin Hood, the model for Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief," and the inspiration of Leslie Charteris' "The Saint." As the great reinvention of the trickster for the 20th century, Raffles convinces readers to throw away their scruples and follow along for wit, bold adventures, and thrilling suspense.

    Fairly good

    Not my favorite reader - his accents wander between American and British. But his feel for Hornung isn't bad, and I'm happy enough to get an audiobook..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2008 by Paul (Greensboro, NC, USA)
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    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman | E. W. Hornung

    Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The first collection of the exploits of A.J. Raffles and his friend Bunny Manders was published as The Amateur Cracksman in 1899. The characters of Raffles and Bunny were possibly inspired by his brother-in-law's creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, although they are on the opposite side of the law.

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  • The Adventures of Raffles | E. W. Hornung

    The Adventures of Raffles

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    'Why should I work when I could steal?' Thus speaks A. J.Raffles, gentleman, the finest slow bowler of his generation and a shameless thief. When Bunny, an old school acquaintance, confesses that he will be dishonourably disgraced for writing cheques that his bank will not meet, Raffles persuades him to assist in a burglary. From that moment, Bunny is locked into a life of crime and, fortunately for his audience, recounts their adventures in a most thrilling way.

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  • More Raffles | E. W. Hornung

    More Raffles

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    In this, the second collection of Hornungs’ stories to be recorded by Assembled Stories, the darker side of Raffles is laid bare. Inspector Mackenzie begins to suspect that the finest cricketer of his generation may not be wielding a straight bat, a suspicion further confirmed by the appearance of Reginald Crawshay, master criminal, late residence HM Prison, Dartmoor, at Raffles’ rooms at the Albany.

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  • Raffles: The Third Over | E. W. Hornung

    Raffles: The Third Over

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    The next volume in the series of exciting stories about A. J. Raffles, first class slow bowler and gentleman thief. The author must have been delighted when his fictional character was such a success. Raffles would have said ‘timing is everything’ and the advice should have been delivered to his creator. Hornung made a grave error in finishing the master burglar’s life and career so soon, realised his mistake and brought him back to the printed page.

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  • Raffles Run Out | E. W. Hornung

    Raffles Run Out

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    The resurrected Raffles has his final innings in these whimsical adventurous reminiscences recounted by his accomplice and friend Bunny Manders. The author skillfully manages to tie up a few loose ends from preceding plots and the final revelation is a moving tribute to his fictional hero, the finest slow bowler of his generation and best known gentleman thief in literary history.

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  • A Costume Piece: A Raffles Mystery | E. W. Hornung

    A Costume Piece: A Raffles Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Ernest William Hornung (1866-1921) was an English writer best known for tales of the gentleman thief A. J. Raffles and his sidekick, Bunny Manders in late 19th-century London. These two characters are thought to have been in part based on his friends Oscar Wilde and his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and also on Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. In A Costume Piece Raffles is determined to steal the purple diamonds which are worn ostentatiously be the wealthy society bully Reuben Rosenthal.

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