Dick Scalps the Injuns: The Dick Avery Adventure Series, Volume 1

  • by Richard Avery
  • Narrated by J. Scott Bennett
  • 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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In Dick Scalps the Injuns, Richard Avery is sent to India to investigate the kidnapping of the US ambassador's daughter in New Delhi. He discovers that the White House and State Department are in an uproar over the subsequent kidnapping of Afghan President Karzai's eldest daughter who had been living on the ambassador's residential compound under an assumed name and attending the International School of Delhi. His search for the girls leads him from Delhi to the crematoria ghats in Banaras and the Taj Mahal. Okay, we admit Dick's not the most politically correct agent alive, and he sometimes bumbles and reminds us of what happens when you cross a certain French Inspector with a British Legume to produce an American Dick, but you have to admit that he's as cute as a pink Rottweiler when he's on the scent of a good case! Who says you can't teach an ole dog new tricks?

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In Dick Scalps the Injuns, Mr.J.Scott Bennett Is the perfect incarnation of the slick talking, wise cracking, sardonic and cynical, egotistical Richard (Dick) Avery, as he gives voice to the character of the ex Diplomatic Security Service agent recalled for a special mission. And because Dick needs the money for life's essentials - cigarettes, booze and women - he takes on the job despite knowing that he's been given it only because no one else will touch it. And because he is expendible.
This fast paced, funny and very non politically correct story, told entirely in the first person from Dick Avery's point of view, is clever, silly and filled with wonderful word play. Throughout it all, Scott Bennett brings this, well, not very likable but certainly charismatic 'hero' fully to life, his narration satisfyingly interpreting both text and character, his intonation making the most of the action and the comic verbal asides. The story is a fun one, too, and I especially enjoyed a section where one of the Indian intelligence agents attatched to Avery's team is granted security access. Hilarious, and a nice insight into beaurocratic workings.

I was freely gifted with a copy of Dick Scalps the Injuns by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. It was such fun, I listened to it in one sitting, laughing out loud at times (a very rare occurrence). Good story, great narration: thank you so much. A definite recommendation to brighten up any dreary day as long as the listener remembers that Avery is not a P.C. person, so leave the personal perceptions behind, sit back and simply enjoy

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- Norma Miles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-06-2017
  • Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC