Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar by Mauric LeBlanc

Title: The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar
Author: Maurice LeBlanc

Narrator: Various

Publisher: Librivox

First Published: 1907

Running time: 5hr 54min 47sec

Format: Audio Book

Rating: 8/10

The suave adventures of a gentleman roguea French Thomas Crown Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsène Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Arsène's mischief and tomfoolery. A masterful thief, his plans frequently evolve into elaborate capers, a precursor to such cinematic creations as Oceans Eleven and The Sting, Sparkling with amusing banter, these stories, the best of the Lupin series are outrageous, melodramatic, and literate.

A strange blend of Jeeves and Wooster and Sherlock Holmes, these stories have all the humour and the mystery of these polar opposite classics.
Arsène Lupin is a roguish character that is impossible not to love, with his ingenuity, daring and utter composure, as well as a perfect sense of fair-play!

This introduction into the exploits of this prince of clever crimes also includes a battle of wits almost completely missed by the great Sherlock Holmes himself, which although short, is not to be missed!

If you’ve not yet read any of Arsène Lupin’s wonderful sprees, this collection of nine short stories is an excellent place to start and will have any reader wishing only one difference – more stories!


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