The Hollow Needle: Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin

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(4.5 stars; 80 reviews)

Arsène Lupin returns in a wonderful story of disguises, love, and of course treasure. Once again, Lupin crosses paths with the famous Holmlock Shears. But this time Arsène matches wits with Isidore Beautrelet, Sixth-form Schoolboy. Every step that Lupin takes has Beautrelet right on his heels. Has Lupin finally met his match? Will Beautrelet discover the secret of the Hollow Needle? And has the gentleman burglar met another match as well, one who will lead him away from his life of crime forever? (Summary by Alex Patterson) (6 hr 58 min)


The Shot 43:00 Read by RedToby
Isidore Beautrelet, Sixth-form Schoolboy 53:52 Read by Gesine
The Corpse 39:48 Read by Ophelia Darcy
Face to Face 49:53 Read by Martin Clifton
On the Track 31:08 Read by Ophelia Darcy
An Historic Secret 33:48 Read by Ophelia Darcy
The Treatise of the Needle 47:11 Read by Gesine
From Caesar to Lupin 31:57 Read by Ezwa
Open, Sesame! 40:47 Read by Ted Delorme
The Treasures of the Kings of France 47:29 Read by Ophelia Darcy



(5 stars)

I really enjoyed the story. with all its twists and turns, character development, and the painting of such scenes that I found myself immersed in the story completely. Arsene Lupin a character with such quirks and intellect it's hard not to like the rouge. The addition of the youth detective, seeking answers for answers sake, kept me wondering, as he struggled with mind and heart warming, as he unraveled the puzzle of the hollow needle.


(4 stars)

Pull out your map of France too, and prepare to follow this tale of mystery across the country-- learning your geography too! Fast paced, with plot twists, turns and frustrations that can leave you breathless. Well read too, with capable volunteers keeping the listener interested.

(5 stars)

This is probably my favorite Arsene Lupin tale of all time. Maybe my favorite novel as well. Very well crafted story by Maurice LeBlanc.


(5 stars)

I like these almost as much as the Scarlett Pimpernell!