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THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY

by | Read by Jenny Funnell

Mystery & Suspense • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1929

This production suffers in two aspects: The story is weak, and the narration is routine, even listless. Despite a melodious voice and attractive British accent, Jenny Funnell has to struggle with sketchy, unmemorable characters and a heroine with a cutesy nickname, "Bundle," aka Lady Eileen Brent. (Remember Christie's Tuppence? Both female sleuths are from her earliest works.) When researching the history of this book, I encountered rave reviews, puzzling, until I noticed that they involved the unabridged original. Reviews of abridgments have not been so generous--like this one. The story: Bundle encounters a murder and a secret society. Enough said. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Audio Renaissance • 2003

CS ISBN $12.95 • Two cassettes

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