Officer 666


Read by Roger Melin

(4.5 stars; 104 reviews)

Bored with his life as a wealthy businessman's only son, Travers Gladwin learns of a plot by a renowned art burglar to rob his house, so rather than thwart the planned burglary, he borrows a police uniform from a friend and decides to confront the robber by posing as an officer. When the burglar arrives at the house, he tries to pass himself off as Travers Gladwin. From there, things only get more complicated, including the arrival of the burglar's girlfriend who believes that her beau is the wealthy man's son. Comical and timely, the book was made into a movie multiple times, each hugely successful. (Summary by Roger Melin) (7 hr 51 min)

Chapters

A Grapefruit Prelude 9:34 Read by Roger Melin
Mr. Hogg Enters the Lists 9:03 Read by Roger Melin
Whitney Barnes Under Fire 11:21 Read by Roger Melin
Smiles and Tears 7:24 Read by Roger Melin
Whitney Barnes Telephones to the Ritz 8:10 Read by Roger Melin
Officer 666 on Patrol 9:57 Read by Roger Melin
The Little Brown Jap 9:04 Read by Roger Melin
Art, Mystery and Love 9:56 Read by Roger Melin
The Curse of Millions 8:27 Read by Roger Melin
The Heartbeats of Mr. Hogg 5:24 Read by Roger Melin
Gainsborough "Blue Boy" 13:15 Read by Roger Melin
Approaching a World of Mystery 5:52 Read by Roger Melin
Travers Gladwin Gets a Thrill 10:23 Read by Roger Melin
Thrill Begets Thrill 11:32 Read by Roger Melin
Heroism, Love and Something Else 9:06 Read by Roger Melin
The Torment of Officer 666 6:07 Read by Roger Melin
Travers Gladwin is Considerably Jarred 9:57 Read by Roger Melin
Sadie Becomes a Conspirator 9:59 Read by Roger Melin
Helen Leaves an Important Message 9:04 Read by Roger Melin
Michael Phelan to the Rescue 14:11 Read by Roger Melin
Travers Gladwin Goes in Search of Himself 10:37 Read by Roger Melin
A Millionaire Policeman on Patrol 14:03 Read by Roger Melin
Old Grim Barnes Gets a Thrill 10:00 Read by Roger Melin
Auntie Takes the Trail 17:43 Read by Roger Melin
Phelan Meets His Uniform Again 13:30 Read by Roger Melin
Gladwin Meets Himself 16:56 Read by Roger Melin
Misadventures of Whitney Barnes 12:03 Read by Roger Melin
An Instance of Epic Nerve 7:48 Read by Roger Melin
In Which the Hero is Kept on the Hop 14:45 Read by Roger Melin
Gladwin Comes Out of His Shell 7:53 Read by Roger Melin
A Visit to the Exiled Phelan 11:26 Read by Roger Melin
In Which Bluff is Trumps 11:59 Read by Roger Melin
Bateato Summons Big Much Police 9:06 Read by Roger Melin
Phelan Loses His Bribe 11:53 Read by Roger Melin
Bateato Keeps His Promise 16:47 Read by Roger Melin
Repartee and a Revolver Muzzle 11:12 Read by Roger Melin
Handcuffs and Love 12:41 Read by Roger Melin
Kearney Meets His Match 10:58 Read by Roger Melin
Piling On Phelan's Agony 13:19 Read by Roger Melin
Striking While the Iron is Hot 11:39 Read by Roger Melin
The Escape 9:03 Read by Roger Melin
Michael Phelan's Predicament 10:24 Read by Roger Melin
The Circumvention of Auntie 9:31 Read by Roger Melin
Miss Featherington's Shattered Dream 8:00 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

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(5 stars)

Very entertaining story read in the most excellent way. Trigger warning for snowflakes - a not even remotely politically correct tale. Lots here to offend the easily offended. We won't be around to hear the shock and disgust of future generations as they read some of our stupid ideas, so it behooves us to not judge the past by the present, constantly changing and neurotic sensitivities.

officer 666


(5 stars)

Great story i enjoyed it from start to finish. the 666 kind of throws you off at first. however it happens to be just a number. well read.

Interesting book


(4 stars)

The summary pretty much says it all. I found the story quite engrossing, and a bit frustrating; it seemed just as things would be okay, they take yet another turn for the worse. All ends well, however, and with a bit of humor. The reader was pretty good. All in all a good story worth giving a listen to.

Shakespeare mixed with Wodehouse


(4 stars)

Set in the era and with characters reminiscent of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, with two couples trying to fall in love, and enough mix-ups to pay homage to Shakespeare, or at least a tip of the hat. Not this reader's best recording, but still better than average.

very well read


(3 stars)

Could have been light almost slapstick entertainment if it were not for comments describing women's "white" hands or skin as beautiful and implying dark skin was not. That made me sad.

JEEVES MEETS THE KEYSTONE KOPS


(5 stars)

A most enjoyable romp. The worst thing one can say is that there is only one book to enjoy. Roger always reads well. Thank you.

Officer 666


(4.5 stars)

Enjoyable long summer slow story, very good reader - Most enjoyable :) - Many thanks!

wonderful reader and amusing story


(5 stars)

Absolutely darling story with mishaps and crazy happenings. Sweet romance.