Look to the Lady : Albert Campion

  • by Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Albert Campion
  • 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A sacred chalice leads to murder,
The Gyrth family had guarded the Chalice for hundreds of years. It was held by them for the Crown. Its antiquity, its beauty, the extraordinary legends that were connected with it, all combined to make it unique of its kind. It was irreplaceable. No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way. And indeed no ordinary thief would dream of trying. But there are others besides those who make their living by robbery, others whose immense wealth and passion for collecting render them less immune to the practical considerations that must guide even the less honestly minded citizens. These people cherish a desire to possess for their own private pleasure treasure that cannot be bought. And it was by this sort of person that the Chalice, and the lives and happiness of its guardians, were now threatened.
Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. Her first novel was published when she was 17. In 1929 she published The Crime at Black Dudley and introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing - Albert Campion


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What was wrong with the Francis Matthews version

Ive been waiting so long for the unabridged Margery Allingham's to appear on audible and was delighted a few months ago when the first arrived - narrated by Francis Matthews. To me he gets Campion spot on - the lightness of touch, but also some gravitas. David Thorpe, while a good reader overall, doesn't get Campion. Makes him into an upper class twit, and quite irritating. Shame...
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- Amanda

Enjoyable but the narration is not the best

Would you listen to Look to the Lady again? Why?

I would listen again in the hope of picking up something new.

What did you like best about this story?

You can see the characters of Campion and Lugg solidifying as Margery Allingham gained her stride.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Although consistent, his voice characterisations veer uncomfortably close to parody.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios