The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies audiobook

The Cunning Man

By Robertson Davies
Read by George Guidall

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16.90 Hours 1
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For years, Robertson Davies has won acclaim for his warmth and wisdom, humor and bravura. Now Canada's leading man of letters crowns an astonishing literary career with a novel in the spirit of his best-selling Murther & Walking Spirits. "Should I have taken the false teeth?" This is what Dr. Jonathan Hullah, a police surgeon with "a high degree of cunning," wonders after he signs the death certificate for St. Aidan's Father Hobbes.What made the good father drop dead while celebrating Communion? In his search for the answer, Hullah whisks us back on a tour of his own rich and colorful life. From his adventures in the Royal Canadian Army to his relationship with a butter sculptress, from his medical secrets to his circle of friends-including outrageous banker Darcy-Hullah revels in the divine comedy of life and, not incidentally, solves a murder. The Cunning Man is enormous entertainment from the first Canadian Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

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For years, Robertson Davies has won acclaim for his warmth and wisdom, humor and bravura. Now Canada's leading man of letters crowns an astonishing literary career with a novel in the spirit of his best-selling Murther & Walking Spirits. "Should I have taken the false teeth?" This is what Dr. Jonathan Hullah, a police surgeon with "a high degree of cunning," wonders after he signs the death certificate for St. Aidan's Father Hobbes.What made the good father drop dead while celebrating Communion? In his search for the answer, Hullah whisks us back on a tour of his own rich and colorful life. From his adventures in the Royal Canadian Army to his relationship with a butter sculptress, from his medical secrets to his circle of friends-including outrageous banker Darcy-Hullah revels in the divine comedy of life and, not incidentally, solves a murder. The Cunning Man is enormous entertainment from the first Canadian Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of those rare novels that can be wholeheartedly recommended for libraries of every type and size.” Library Journal
“An amazing coup. Davies has written a brilliant, never less than engaging work of fiction which is also a philosophical meditation on the business of living. I have not read anything so good in a very long time.” Financial Times (London
“Irresistible, unflaggingly vital. A wholehearted and sharp-minded celebration of the Great Theatre of Life.” Sunday Times (London)

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Author Bio: Robertson Davies

Author Bio: Robertson Davies

Robertson Davies (1913–1995) was an internationally acclaimed author, actor, publisher, and, finally, professor at the University of Toronto. The author of twelve novels and several volumes of essays and plays, he was the first Canadian to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 16.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English