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The Saint is back - 50y audiobooks are now available starring the deboair classic crime hero.

Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time.

In these three early adventures, the Saint's reputation starts to rise, as he tackles thieves, smugglers, and killers. < /p>

In "The Man Who Was Clever" he outwits Edgar Hayn, a drug smuggler who thinks he's smarter than everyone. In "The Policeman with Wings" he stays one step ahead of Inspector Teal in the hunt for diamonds on Dartmoor, and in "The Lawless Lady " one of the Saint's gang helps him deal with sea-faring swindlers, only to fall in love.

Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the 20th century's most prolific and popular authors.

©1930 Leslie Charteris (P)2014 Audible Studios

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Classic Crime Capers

This is just a light fun set of crime caper stories staring Simon Templar, aka "The Saint."

I don't know why this was listed as Book 3. The stories contained here are the 2nd, 3rd and fourth stories written about The Saint.

For readers of current thrillers this may seem a little dated, but I found that to be part of the charm.

I enjoyed the stories and the character of The Saint that I might have to add the entire series to my wish list.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The Saint an original Super Hero

Would you consider the audio edition of Enter the Saint to be better than the print version?

I enjoy the theater of the mind offered by the narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course the Saint is a favorite I also liked Conway as one of his backup men always around to help out.

What about John Telfer’s performance did you like?

I think John was bringing the story to life through his use of accents and emotion of each role, Bringing to each person in the story individualism and nuance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Well it is not easy to have that much time so not in a single sitting. I listen while working when I am able to. I helps the tasks to flow for me.

Any additional comments?

I am looking forward to the next book

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A Very British Rogue With A Sense Of Honor

What made the experience of listening to Enter the Saint the most enjoyable?

The writing. While the story points may be dated, the writing is whip-crack sharp. The author has a masterful take on the British language of the time and delivers it in perfect measure.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

This is actually a compilation of 2 or 3 novellas. I say 2 or 3, because the last one seems to end only part way through. Not sure if that was intentional or not. The first two were considerably longer and had quite appropriate endings.

Have you listened to any of John Telfer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not had the pleasure, but he did a great job here.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Perhaps in 2 or 3 sittings - one per Novella.

Any additional comments?

You definitely get the sense in these stories, why The Saint became as popular a series as it had and why the interest in it continues to this day. The protagonist is someone you cannot help but root for.

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Good listen, probably won't continue in the series

It's like a 1930s Scarlet Pimpernale, but I am not a huge fan of heroes who don't have weaknesses, I guess I am more of a Flemming fan.

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  • Edgar Livingstone
  • 08-21-17

Another time, another world

The literary world of The Saint was hidden to me for years. I used to find Saint books read by my parents left about the house but never got around to reading them myself - unlike Agatha Christie and the like. It is only in my old age that I am getting around to revisiting aspects of my youth, and discovering The Saint in words (supposed to the pictures of Sir Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy) has been an enjoyable revelation. John Telfer's narration is first class, reminding us of an earlier, different time. And perhaps a better one. These 'novellas' are a good place to start.