Summary

Way back during the Crusades, Richard I presented the Huntingforest family with the tiny Balkan state of Averna but since then the kingdom has been forgotten, until circumstances in Europe suddenly render it extremely strategically important to the British government. They hire unconventional detective Albert Campion to recover the long-missing proofs of ownership - the deeds, a crown, and a receipt - which are apparently hidden in the village of Pontisbright.
On arriving in Pontisbright, Campion and his friends meet the eccentric, young, flame-haired Amanda Fitton and her family who claim to be the rightful heirs to Averna and join in the hunt. Unfortunately, criminal financier Brett Savanake is also interested in finding the evidence for his own ends.
©1934 Margery Allingham (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By slb on 26-09-16

Wonderful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Another matchless performance from the late Francis Matthews. He captures the characters and the era perfectly. After I finished this I started listenng to another one narrated by David Thorpe.......very second rate ... Wish more Matthews recordings were available

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jono on 02-11-17

Yawning

Great Campion classic but stupid accent given to Albert and the reader couldn't keep himself from yawning (chapter 15)!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marie on 12-01-15

A Campy Campion

Sweet Danger is a campy sort of mystery, though the mystery really isn't much of a mystery. Campion is drool and amusing as he and a group of friends try to find the true heir to a piece of strategic property in a far off Balkan country. We get to meet the eccentric Finton family, in particular young Lady Amanda Finton, who scrape by running a mill. The Finton's hold the keys to the mystery. Lady Amanda likes to tinker with electricity, batteries, and radio. The bad guy and his cronies are obvious from the start.

Francis Matthews is a wonderful narrator. I prefer him to David Thorpe, whose Campion I find grating..

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Peggy S. on 05-02-16

Love Albert Campion

Great narration and wonderful story from one of the classic writers of the British mystery genre.

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