The Saint is back –- 50 audiobooks are now available starring the debonair 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.
These three stories find the Saint flushing out swindlers in inimitable style. In "The Logical Adventure" Templar is on the tail of a famous aviator who has a sideline in drug smuggling and human trafficking. In "The Wonderful War" the Saint travels to the Central American republic of Pasala to avenge the murder of an oil inspector, which involves instigating revolution. Finally, in "The Man Who Could Not Die", the Saint encounters adrenaline junkie Miles Hallin. Hallin claims to be able to cheat death but when one of Templar's friends is killed, the Saint decides to put that to the test.
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.
If you could sum up Featuring the Saint in three words, what would they be?
Delirious, Vicious, Fun
Who was your favorite character and why?
Templar of course.
Which character – as performed by John Telfer – was your favorite?
Templar, one of my earliest heroes and still is.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I had forgotten how offbeat The Saint is, as well as how ruthless yet fun loving he is. He seems to destroy and kill his opponents almost on a whim. He comes off as bit of a sociopath especially in the third tale. Albeit the scumbag he was going after definitely deserved it, at first however his targeting of the villain seemed a bit random and loony but before long highly justified. Great fun with a hero who isn't afraid to be as nasty as the villains. Greatness!
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Would you try another book written by Leslie Charteris or narrated by John Telfer?
no I wouldn't. So dated that it isn't even funny. And yet the TV series seems as fresh as ever, shame.
What was most disappointing about Leslie Charteris’s story?
Which character – as performed by John Telfer – was your favourite?
If this book were a film would you go see it?
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