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Wilkes Barre, PA
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  • Gallows Thief

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: James Frain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
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Rider Sandman, having fought Napoleon in the French wars, expected to lead the life of an English country gentleman. But now, two years after Waterloo, his family is impoverished, his name is disgraced, and he has been forced to relinquish the woman he loves from her obligation to marry him. Desperate to earn money, he accepts the job of being the government's Investigator: an official who discovers whether petitions for mercy sent by condemned criminals should be granted.

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  • By Peggy on 12-25-07

Great Historical Mystery

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Reviewed: 02-22-12

Would you listen to Gallows Thief again? Why?

The slow start made me think that I downloaded a lemon. When the book picked up, I was hooked!

I would listen to it again while I'm knitting just to hear James Frain cursing :D

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ryder because he's so full of grit.

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

James Frain used different voices for the characters. It added interest to the story and it was so much fun to listen to. I was easier for me to visualize different characters.

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

There were definite funny moments in this book. Some of the characters are just so sarcastic.

Any additional comments?

I have to find more James Frain narrations.