A Dead Man In Trieste : Seymour of Special Branch

  • by Michael Pearce
  • Narrated by Clive Mantle
  • Series: Seymour of Special Branch
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Trieste in the 1900s is one of the greatest seaports in the world, the Austrian Empire's main outlet to the Mediterranean.But various nationalist movements are threatening to pull the place apart. The militarist regime has trouble keeping a lid on it, the secret police are everywhere, and now the British consul has gone walkabout.It will take someone from Special Branch to look into it, someone capable of speaking the relevant languages. Only one man fits the bill - Seymour, an officer from an East End immigrant background. Capable, hardworking, but ... not entirely British.

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What the Critics Say

"Aided by the unflagging Mantle, Pearce uses the street life and people of Trieste to convey a vivid sense of the forces and passions that would soon explode into war." (The Sunday Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Historical and political snapshot

I really enjoyed this book, and was quite confused that the only 2 other reviewers had reviewed it so lowly (without written explanation). It was set in an era and a political situation (Trieste 1910ish) i haven't paid much attention to, so found it very interesting. I hope the rest of the series are similar!
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- Christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-09-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios