Toronto Trilogy
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    Murther and Walking Spirits | Robertson Davies

    Murther and Walking Spirits

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Connor Gilmartin's inauspicious, but much beloved, mortal life comes to an untimely end when he discovers his wife in bed with one of his more ludicrous associates, Randall Allard Going. Death becomes a bit complicated when Gilmartin's out-of-body experience stays an out-of-body experience. Enraged at being so unceremoniously cut down, he avenges himself against his now panic-stricken murderer.

    Enjoyable if meandering

    I'm a huge Davies fan and I found this book funny and heartbreaking by turns.
    The plot device used sometimes seems too roundabout and can be too ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2015 by Christine ()
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    The Cunning Man | Robertson Davies

    The Cunning Man

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (31)

    "Should I have taken the false teeth?" This is what Dr. Jonathan Hullah, a police surgeon with "a high degree of cunning", wonders after he signs the death certificate for St. Aidan's Father Hobbes. What made the good father drop dead while celebrating Communion? In his search for the answer, Hullah whisks us back on a tour of his own rich and colorful life.

    Excellent narration of world class author

    What narration should always be! Lyrical delivery of one of my favourite authors. Vintage Davies exploration of the psyche with Canadian flare.

    Reviewed on September 05 2015 by Graham McCord ()
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    The Cunning Man | Robertson Davies

    The Cunning Man

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Should I have taken the false teeth?" This is what Dr. Jonathan Hullah, a former police surgeon, thinks after he watches Father Hobbes die in front of the High Altar at Toronto's St. Aidan's on the morning of Good Friday. How did the good father die? We do not learn the answer until the very end of this "Case Book" of a man's rich and highly observant life.

    But we learn much more about many things, and especially about Dr. Hullah.

    What a shame!

    This is a delicious novel by a superb author, and read by one of the all-time masters of narration. But the quality of the recording is so degraded i..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2011 by victoria (New York, NY, United States)