The Mask of Dimitrios : Charles Latimer

  • by Eric Ambler
  • Narrated by Tony Gardener
  • Series: Charles Latimer
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

English crime novelist Charles Latimer is travelling in Istanbul when he makes the acquaintance of Turkish police inspector Colonel Haki. It is from him that he first hears of the mysterious Dimitrios - an infamous master criminal, long wanted by the law, whose body has just been fished out of the Bosphorus.
Fascinated by the story, Latimer decides to retrace Dimitrios' steps across Europe to gather material for a new book. But, as he gradually discovers more about his subject's shadowy history, fascination tips over into obsession. And, in entering Dimitrios' criminal underworld, Latimer realizes that his own life may be on the line.

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Excellent book and reader

I really enjoyed this audible book. The book is well written and Tony Gardener does the different voices very well. The book has not dated and the intricacies of the plot are very interestingly woven. It held my attention right up to the end. I would recommend this audible book.
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- Arlene

No convulated plot twists just a good story

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some may think it dated and lacking in the sophisticated and convoluted plot twists of the more modern thriller. But Ambler makes up for that in his depiction of people who find themselves drawn into the murkier side of life.
Originally published in 1939 Ambler gives a vivid description of pre-war europe, and the intrigues around the balkan states. It is also enjoyable to read from the perspective of the development of the mystery/thriller over the years. Nor is it a long book, Ambler like most good authors keeps the story rolling along at a fair pace. I would recommend without reservation.
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- k

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios