Trade Ed. Audio Renaissance 2004
CD ISBN 1593974116 $14.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN $9.95
With a voice of comedic cunning, narrator Martin Jarvis embraces this Machiavellian tale of sweet revenge. He brilliantly characterizes con-man Harvey Metcalf, sly financial investor. With inspired plot twists, Metcalf's creative swindle cons an Oxford don, a society physician, a French art dealer, and a charming English lord out of their savings--until they wise up to what has happened. In academic tones, with sporadic French accents, Jarvis captures the marks and focuses on how they use their employment specialties to exact pristine revenge on the unsuspecting Metcalf, to the very last penny. The amazing twist at the end leaves the listener truly satisfied with the ingenious plot and counterplots in this story of psychological warfare and avarice. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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