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Michael Gilbert is a brilliant mystery writer, perhaps less known than he ought to be because he did not have a series detective, just a fantastic series of one-off books. The Final Throw is one of his best, starring the rascally Welshman David Morgan and his highly-intelligent beloved in a twisting story of greed and corruption. The reader here, Andrew Timothy, is strangely well-chosen—his is not a dry professional read, but an exuberant impatient attack, complete with page-turning sounds and odd, forgetful pauses; he sometimes even seems half-drunk. But it's a great voice for David Morgan, and for the whole raffish, down-and-out, drink-addled tone of this thriller. Highly recommended, as are all Michael Gilbert's audiobooks.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Final Throw to be better than the print version?
I didn't read the print version. My guess is that the narrator that I listened to could NOT be beat. He was great.
What did you like best about this story?
I couldn't tell for sure where it was leading? The narrator made enough mistakes with pauses to actually make it BETTER than it would have ordinarily have been.
Which character – as performed by Andrew Timothy – was your favorite?
The Welshman........David Morgan.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I love the understated wit and sarcasm of the star, Morgan. Tremendous.
Any additional comments?
This book is no doubt not for everyone. But if you have a preference for clever banter and a narrator that you feel like you know, I heartily recommend!
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