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Where does The Night at the Crossroads rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What did you like best about this story?
Maigret almost being bamboozled by Else
What about Gareth Armstrong’s performance did you like?
Very good in portraying different voices. The voice he does for Maigret actually reminds me of the Maigret portrayed by Michael Gambon on the telly.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Kept me spellbound
Any additional comments?
Enjoyed this book a lot - Simenon conjures up, as usual, a dark and brooding atmosphere. What I personally find interesting is the "American" element. A (large) gang involved in drugs and jewellery smuggling, bumping people off along the way. There is even a drive-by shooting. The book was written in 1931, when similar real-life gangs were starting to capture the imagination in the United States. Bonnie and Clyde, for example, operated roughly between 1931 and 1934. Else actually has got more than a touch of Bonnie (Parker) about her: enigmatic, seductive, high-necked dress (B&W photos of Bonnie portray her thus), chain-smoking and although not shooting anybody dead, wielding a gun around.
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