Book pak Books on Tape 2001
CS ISBN 0736670378 $40.00 Five cassettes
The attributes that made TRENT'S LAST CASE exceptional and innovative in 1913 may be lost on today's listeners, but when first published, it was a radical challenge to the stiff artificiality of popular fiction of its time. Narrator John Richmond tells the story of thoroughly unpleasant American millionaire Sigsbee Manderson, who is shot. Painter and journalist Philip Trent is asked to cover the story, and the challenge to solve the murder is too much to resist. John Richmond reads the novel with clear precision, rendering the characters--Trent, Mr. Cupples, Inspector Murth, and Manderson's lovely widow--with depth and distinction. This audio adaptation includes the author's original dedication to G.K. Chesterton, as well as a critical essay by Dorothy Sayers. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 02]
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