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Rodney Stone

By: Arthur Conan Doyle
Narrated by: Peter Joyce
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Summary

As well as penning some of the most popular detective fiction, Conan Doyle also wrote thrilling adventure stories. ‘Rodney Stone’ is a combination of both. Nelson, Beau Brummell, Fox and King George III himself appear in a tale at the heart of which is, as one character says, “a pretty conspiracy - a criminal, an actress and a prize-fighter, all playing their parts”.

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"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)

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Pompous rubbish

I enjoyed all the Sherlock Holmes books therefore I was disappointed to find that this was just pompous, rambling rubbish. I couldn’t get to the end. Life’s too short.

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  • 17-12-11

Not as good as Sherlock!

The story was OK, I listened to the whole thing, but I never really got drawn into the story. Nowhere near as entertaining as Holmes is.

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  • 05-12-22

Simply superb adventure!

Conan Doyle's 1896 novel is a coming-of-age, hidden heir, bare knuckle boxing, Regency society, pre-Trafalgar Royal Navy epic. The narration/performance by Peter Joyce is simply superb. I wish it had been twice as long.