A Prince of Swindlers


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(4.2 stars; 17 reviews)

The year 18-- was a momentous one in Great Britain. Not only did the nation receive most of the world's royalty for months on end, but the well-to-do gentleman, Simon Carne spent much of the social season in London. On friendly terms with royalty, sponsored into society by Lord Amberly, formerly viceroy of India, Carne's horse won the Derby and his Yacht the Queen's Cup. But at the same time, a serious of notorious swindles, thefts and other crimes plagued London and the surrounding environs. The mysterious detective Klimo, did a thriving business by attempting to resolve the crimes. Little did Londoners suspect that Klimo and Carne were one and the same, and the notorious activity remained unsolved until a confession was obtained by Lord Amberly, from the man who became known as A Prince of Swindlers. - Summary by Dr.PGould (6 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1: A Criminal in Disguise 31:42 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 2: Den of Iniquity 21:31 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 3, Part 1: The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds 29:06 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 3, Part 2: The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds 26:53 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 4, Part 1: How Simon Carne won the Derby 27:31 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 4, Part 2: How Simon Carne won the Derby 22:37 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 5, Part 1 A Service to the State 29:14 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 5, Part 2: A Service to the State 24:32 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter 6, Part 1: A Visit in the Night 17:30 Read by SerFish
Chapter 6, Part 2: A Visit in the Night 22:44 Read by SerFish
Chapter 7, Part 1: The Man of Many Crimes 31:19 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Chapter 7, Part 2: The Man of Many Crimes 26:44 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Chapter 8, Part 1: An Imperial Finale 30:11 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Chapter 8, Part 2: An Imperial Finale 24:27 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson

Reviews

Mixed views


(3.5 stars)

The story was reasonable bit the reader of the last few chapters was very poor. It was painful to listen to at some points