Cyril Bonhamy and the Great Drain Robbery

  • by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
  • Narrated by Hugh Laurie
  • 1 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Visiting France to view some famous medieval bibles (and confusing the natives with his 'fluent' French), Cyril Bonhamy mistakes the most dangerous criminal in France for the director of the Bibliothèque, and is plunged into one of the most terrifying adventures of his life. Pursued by gendarmes through the sewers of Nice, speeding towards Belgium in a white Mercedes, and in mortal combat with the world's strongest man, Olaf Lockjaw, Cyril is all the while feverishly plotting his escape from the fiends he must bring to justice.


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Brilliantly told and enjoyable for all the family!

I listened to this story with my family as a child when we used to drive to Spain and back every year. I loved it then and my kids and I love it now. It’s funny characters and clever story read brilliantly by Hugh Laurie take you on a hilarious, imaginative and unexpected adventure through France. One that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a timeless family favourite that has lived through two generations in our household.
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We thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hugh Laurie brings the incompetent Cyril to life in a way only he can. The story is quite ridiculous but in a funny and entertaining way - think Inspector Clouseau but for children.


If you have a long journey coming up this will keep everyone entertained.
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- E. Parke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios