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    • Raffles

    • The Amateur Cracksman
    • By: E W Hornung
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • lot of fun

    • By Darryl on 03-24-14

    Regular price: $9.29

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time

    • By: Thomas Burke, G.K. Chesterton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Julian Sands, Juliet Mills, David Warner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    This collection of the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present features Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Burke, Harry Kemelman, and everyone in between. Edited by multi-award-winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, it offers a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good collection

    • By Linda on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Raffles: Series 3

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama
    • By: E W Hornung
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde, Michael Cochrane
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A further series of adventures for Victorian gentleman thief Raffles (Jeremy Clyde) and his jeweller sidekick Bunny (Michael Cochrane).

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Raffles: Series 1 & 2

    • 12 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 Extra dramatisation
    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Michael Cochrane, Jeremy Clyde
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Twelve BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations featuring Raffles, the 'gentleman thief'. Jeremy Clyde stars as the cricket playing A. J. Raffles, with Michael Cochrane as his jeweller friend, Bunny. Together they embark upon a series of well planned crimes against the highest of society. The 12 stories include "The Ides of March"; "Gentlemen & Players"; "A Costume Piece"; "Nine Points of the Law"; "Wilful Murder"; "The Chest of Silver"; and "The Rest Cure".

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Stories of the Sea

    • Great Maritime Mysteries and Adventures
    • By: W. W. Jacobs, J. G. Lockhart, Joseph Conrad, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A riveting collection of stories of ships, sailors, adventures on the high seas and maritime mysteries. The Tale by Joseph Conrad. The Saloon Passenger by E. W. Hornung. The Terrible Story of the "Mary Russell" by J. G. Lockhart. Marooned by J. G. Lockhart. A Rash Experiment by W. W. Jacobs. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste by J. G. Lockhart. Smoked Skipper by W. W. Jacobs. The Flying Dutchman by J. G. Lockhart. The Cabin Passenger by W. W. Jacobs. The Ship that saw a Ghost by Frank Norris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • poorly performed

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The flip side of Sherlock Holmes

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $11.20

    • More Raffles

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: $13.34

    • Stories of Raffles

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Richard Brown
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The debonaire criminal hero lures us into madcap adventures in "A Costume Piece", "Le Premier Pas", "The Return Match", and "The Gift of the Emperor".

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Raffles: The Third Over

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Raffles Run Out

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $7.94

    • The Adventures of Raffles

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    '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.

    Regular price: $13.34

    • The Amateur Cracksman

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Kristin Hughes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of The Amateur Cracksman, which is a collection of eight short stories featuring the famous gentleman thief Raffles. He's a prominent member of high society and a sporting hero and uses his position to commit jewelry thefts from his hosts. Raffles is the very definition of a loveable rogue.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Masterpieces of Murder

    • Intriguing and Unusual Crime Stories
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Edgar Allan Poe, A. J. Allan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fascinating collection of intriguing and unusual classic murder stories by some of the masters of mystery and crime writing.

    Regular price: $25.81

    • The Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman (A. J. Raffles, the Gentleman Thief 1)

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Candle Swift
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A. J. Raffles is an 'amateur cracksman' and a gentleman-thief who with his wit and ingenuity befools everyone to get what he wants. Raffles is an antihero. Although a thief, he never steals from his hosts, he helps old friends in trouble. Additionally, the recognition of the problems of the distribution of wealth is a recurrent subtext throughout the stories.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • A Costume Piece

    • A Raffles Mystery
    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $8.83

    • Dead Men Tell No Tales

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When a disheartened and broke Mr. Cole boards a ship, the Lady Jermyn, in Australia for a return to England, he little knows what is in store for him. Love, disaster and loss enfold him on the journey home. Once there he is followed, threatened and befriended. A strange series of events make him doubt his sanity before he discovers the secret of the Lady Jermyn and what really happened.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Saloon Passenger

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Skrimshaw is the saloon passenger on board the Lochwinnoch, bound for Australia. He is relieved as the ship sets sail from England, because for the next three months at least, he is safe from the gallows. He has just committed a brutal murder and is fleeing justice. But within a month, news of the fugitive passenger is signaled to the captain of the ship. Skrimshaw has to find a way to escape before the police are called aboard the ship at Melbourne....

    Regular price: $8.26