An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim (Free Audio Book)
An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim – A free audiobook
Narrated by Cate Barratt
An Amiable Charlatan is the tale of a father and daughter con artist and the complicated life that they have in Edwardian London. E. Philips Oppenheim has a penchant for creating charismatic and morally ambiguous characters and the title characters in this novel are once again just as likeable as Oppenheim’s other rogues. The main protagonists in this story both appear like proper British individuals which mask their hidden agenda quite well. This is quite an enjoyable story as the two Robin Hood-esque characters try to swindle and pickpocket the arrogant and wealthy members of the high society and escape flawlessly in plain sight.
E. Philips Oppenheim is one of the most prolific adventure novelists of his time and An Amiable Charlatan is certainly one of his best stories that accentuate his strength in developing highly likeable character that readers/listeners will root for. Cate Barratt does a fine job of narrating the story as well as she has quite a likeable voice and her performance is filled with much needed wit and cheek that the characters she portrays definitely has in spades. An Amiable Charlatan is an exciting story and a great listen for those who are a fan of lighthearted anti hero fiction.
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