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  • Raffles: The Gentleman Thief

  • Raffles, Book 1
  • By: Richard Foreman
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (196 ratings)

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Raffles: The Gentleman Thief

By: Richard Foreman
Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde
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Summary

Raffles, the famous cricketer and amateur cracksman, is back in an original adventure.

Harry "Bunny" Manders, Raffles' biographer and accomplice, recounts the tale of the time they broke into the bookshop Hatchard's of Piccadilly. Their mission? To steal a letter, formally owned by one Rene d'Aramis, which if published could compromise a prominent member of the government. Yet even more intriguing than their employment is their employer - a certain Mr Sherlock Holmes of 221b Baker Street. How will the master criminal fare against the legendary detective?

In this stunning re-creation of the classic Raffles stories, Richard Foreman brings one of the most famous characters in literature vividly back to life.

©2012 Richard Foreman (P)2014 Audible Studios

Critic reviews

"A capital story! Strong characters, sparkling dialogue, a plot with a twist as the gentleman thief plies his trade again. Devotees of the original stories will rejoice at his return; new fans will greet a fresh hero and wait impatiently for more adventures. Raffles, burglar extraordinaire, master cricketer, welcome back to The Albany!" (David Dickinson, author of The Lord Powerscourt Mysteries)

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  • 03-01-22

Too on the nose

Firstly let me say this is a review of the story not the performance which was excellent. Never try to 're-create' great works, the story is paper thin, and his constant celebrity spotting or author bashing feels like a piece in a celebrity magazine. I love the original but this just tries too hard.

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decidedly average

adequate but unremarkable, narrator is no Anthony valentine plot was too simplistic to hold my full interest

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An enjoyable short story

Well read and a fun little story, bravo. Enjoyable and moves at a good pace

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The most egregious tripe

The author is an illiterate, and gloriously unaware of the fact. I’ll just give you a couple of the loudest howlers: “I nodded my head more vociferously than ever” and “His blue eyes even lost their lustre, as if put out by a blunt instrument.” !?!?! Hard to be believed. And where are the editors when you need them? How did this nonsense make it into print — and then into an audio book?

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Brilliantly written and read

A really good story, well written and narrated. Nice and short! Absolutely recommend, loved it

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A great amalgamation!

Very enjoyable Raffles meets Sherlock Holmes. A great way to pass an hour or so!

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An excellent listen

What could be better; Raffles, Holmes and a sly touch? Perfection! An absolute joy of an audiobook.

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Excellent Short Story

Great short story, very easily to listen to. Holmes & Watson's dialogue was very well written too. The narrator did an excellent job.

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1hr book - free listen -

a 1hr story is Not a Book.
Story dull and pointless - Raffles meets Sherlock Holmes - Yawn

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A good book

The narrative was very good and easy to listen to.
The story was good but a little thin , I kept expecting a big event to happen. I dont want to spoil the story so I will be vague, how did the journalist know what Raffels was upto ? what if anything was the significance of the clumsy waiter ? ( was it SH )

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