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The Yellow Claw

Narrated by: John Bolen
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
4 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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An elusive Chinese mastermind and his henchmen have already killed one socialite and they hold a mysterious sway over many of London's elite. What is the secret of their power? Follow the trail with Sax Rohmer's famous detectives Gaston Max and Inspector Dunbar as they chase the international gang of hoodlums and their leader, the evil Dr. King.
©2001 Tantor Media Incorporated

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Vintage mystery--not bad, needs a better narrator

The Yellow Claw is not a badly-written story, but definitely reflects the prose style of the period. If a reader prefers more modern styles--e.g., Patterson, Lehane, George, Kellerman, etc.--this mystery will likely disappoint. But it's a good trip to a previous writing era. The narrator definitely detracts from the story--lack of expressiveness, odd sense of timing & flow, very little "feel" for the characters.

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