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An Amiable Charlatan

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

(4,366 Sterne; 41 Bewertungen)

An Englishman is enjoying his dinner at Stephano's, at which he is a regular diner. A man enters quickly, sits at his table, starts eating his food, and hands him a packet underneath the table! So begins Paul Walmsley's acquaintance - and adventures - with American adventurer Joseph H. Parker and his lovely daughter, Eve. (Intro by TriciaG)

Note that there is an alternate reading of section 8. Both are excellent renditions, so enjoy either or both of them. (6 hr 19 min)


01 - The Man at Stephano's


Read by ToddHW

02 - The Coup in the Gambling Den


Read by ToddHW

03 - Cullen Gives Advice, part 1


Read by ToddHW

04 - Cullen Gives Advice, part 2


Read by ToddHW

05 - The Wooing of Eve


Read by ToddHW

06 - Mr. Samuelson


Read by Gilles G. Le Blanc

07 - The Party at the Milan


Read by Barbara Edelman

08 - 'One of Us'


Read by ToddHW

08b - 'One of Us' (alternate reading)


Read by Barbara Edelman

09 - At the Alhambra


Read by ToddHW

10 - The Exposure


Read by Gilles G. Le Blanc

11 - A Broken Partnership


Read by asterix

12 - Mr. Bundercombe's Wink, part 1


Read by ToddHW

13 - Mr. Bundercombe's Wink, part 2


Read by ToddHW

14 - The Emancipation of Louis


Read by Kirsten Wever

15 - 'The Shorn Lamb'


Read by Kirsten Wever

16 - Mr. Bundercombe's Love Affair


Read by Kirsten Wever

17 - Lord Porthoning's Lesson


Read by Kirsten Wever


(4,5 Sterne)

There were things I didn't like about the story, such as letting free two people who were actually the responsible parties for the killing of an innocent man. Also, the (customary at the time), hateful characterization of minorities. Still, the character that gives the book its title was interesting and not at all commonplace. Frankly, the stars mostly reflect the readers' excellence. All of them were clear and quite likeable. My favorite one, is ToddHW. Thanks to him and to all the others for their time, generosity and patience. I enjoy much more the work of these volunteers than the professionals who read the many CD audiobooks I have heard. Thanks.

Great fun and a good listen.

(5 Sterne)

I really liked this novel. Lighthearted and quite the characters. I listen with earplugs and had no problem with sound issues. I would have been disappointed to have missed this book. ,:

Laugh aloud funny

(5 Sterne)

This book is too much fun! The readers range from very very good to superb. I didn't want it to end.

I Enjoyed It

(4 Sterne)

An old-fashioned enjoyable story. I hear the echo the other reviewer mentioned, but it didn't bother me.


(3,5 Sterne)

The readers all did well, but the book is not up to Oppenheime's usual standard. Too far-fetched.

Very Poorly Read.

(0,5 Sterne)

Another great book ruined by very poor readers...not at all suited to the characters.

(3,5 Sterne)

Love the humor, mystery and lively touch in the tale. Appreciate this reading. Recommended.

a grand romp

(5 Sterne)

This was great and all the readers provided delight! Thank you!