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by | Read by Simon Prebble

Mystery & Suspense • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1982

Deputy Commissaire Claude Lebel is in a race against time to catch the cold-blooded assassin known only as “The Jackal,” who is hired to kill France's president, Charles de Gaulle. This classic thriller translates well to audio. The clear timeline and step-by-step presentation of the backstory and the investigation are tense but easy to follow. Narrator Simon Prebble is the perfect complement to Forsythe's matter-of-fact style of writing. Prebble's steady delivery allows the plot to unfold without descriptive sections becoming boring, and his subtle characterizations are all that is required to distinguish the key players. Prebble's clipped English accent helps to conjure the atmosphere of Europe in the 1960s. K.J.P. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2010]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781441711649 $34.95 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781441711618 $85.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441711625 $104.00 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441711656 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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