The Dinner Club


Read by Kirsten Wever

(4.6 stars; 12 reviews)

Herman Cyril McNeile, better known as Sapper, was one of England’s most popular fiction writers during the period between World Wars I and II. He was a soldier, and his early writings mostly concerned war and the way war influenced the lives of his main characters. Because British officers were prohibited from publishing under their own names, he used the pseudonym Sapper. His best known works are ten thrillers featuring Bulldog Drummond.

Sapper also wrote a great many other novels and short stories. The Dinner Club begins with each of six men, the members of the club, telling a gripping story that relates specifically to his particular line of work (the first six chapters). All but one of the chapters that follow feature different characters. Yet to greater and lesser degrees they develop themes introduced in the first half of the book by the members of The Dinner Club. (There's also not a little romance ...) - Summary by Kirsten Wever (8 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Foreword and Chapter 1: The Actor's Story 43:49 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 2: The Barrister's Story 46:28 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 3: The Doctor's Story 37:40 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 4: The Ordinary Man's Story 37:02 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 5: The Soldier's Story 43:59 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 6: The Writer's Story 40:41 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 7: The Old Dining Room 39:38 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 8: When Greeks Meet Greeks 48:59 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 9: Jimmy Lethbridge's Temptation 43:49 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 10: Lady Cynthia and the Hermit 42:46 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 11: A Glass of Whisky 41:46 Read by Kirsten Wever
Chapter 12: The Man Who Could Not Get Drunk 45:43 Read by Kirsten Wever

Reviews

Exceptional


(5 stars)

Not my favorite reader, but the quality of the stories kept me hooked.