Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder

  • by Gyles Brandreth
  • Narrated by Bill Wallis
  • 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I see murder in this unhappy hand...." When Mrs. Robinson, palmist to the Prince of Wales, reads Oscar Wilde's hand she cannot know what she has predicted. Nor can Oscar know what he has set in motion when, that same evening, he proposes a game of "Murder" in which each of his Sunday Supper Club guests must write down those whom they would like to kill. For the fourteen "victims" begin to die mysteriously, one by one, and in the order in which their names were drawn from the bag....
With growing horror Wilde and his confidants, Robert Sherard and Arthur Conan Doyle, realize that one of their guests that evening must be the murderer. In a race against time, Wilde will need all his powers of deduction and knowledge of human behavior before he himself - the thirteenth name on the list - becomes the killer's next victim.

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Gripping yet easy listening

Where does Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This kept me gripped and listening, unlike others in the past.


What other book might you compare Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder to, and why?

Ive read other Giles Brandreth Oscar Wilde books and they have all been great.


What does Bill Wallis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Accents! When I read I hear Giles read, not the different voices.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh a little yes, but no its not an emotional book, maybe that's why I like them.


Any additional comments?

Keep them coming

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- Claire

Brandreth as enthralling as ever!

Where does Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the top ten of its kind (detective stories).


What did you like best about this story?

The interweave of imaginary and real personae; the accuracy of the historical data underscoring the real characters, including Wilde himself.


What does Bill Wallis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Her brings warmth and depth to the overall texture of the story while bringing the various characters credibily to life, also by varying their local accents.


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

YES!!


Any additional comments?

A gripping, intelligent detective story. It never flags and always surprises.

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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.