• Face to Face

  • By: Ellery Queen
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (235 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gloria Guild is the singing "glory" of the thirties and the millionairess wife of Count Carlos Armando, renowned only for his succession of wealthy wives. When she is murdered, her husband is the obvious suspect, but he has a perfect alibi. So who could he have got to do it for him? The only clue is the word "face," penned in her dying scrawl. But whose face? And why? Ellery Queen pursues the glory riddle from the Bowery to a way-out wedding - and a surprise climax that will jolt you into cold shock. Anyone whonails this killer before Queen is either a genius or a cheat.

©1967 Ellery Queen (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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One of the best queens stories

Good characters a sensible plot good pace stirring denouement. Definitely recommended as one of the best of the series.

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A Good Detective Mystery

A fun, light read with a few twists. Although I came to the solution early, some of the twists made me rethink my assertions. Worth the listen.

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1 of my favorite Ellery Queens

even though I guessed the murderer , I loved this book. There were a couple of tidbits I hadn't tealized.

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Ellery saves the day in the knick of time.

I did enjoy this story. The characters were strong and so believable. Once again I did not know who the killer was until the very end.

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Twisty

The Ellery Queen series starts with “innocent” murders if one can call murder innocent. It’s an anthology of the moral fiber of America. From a time where women are chaperoned to a time when they are preyed upon by men an then finally to women murders.

It’s a story that I could not stop listening to. I had an idea of who were the criminals but I could not figure out the logistics. The skilled author purposely allowed the reader to see the murderers but skillfully withheld the ability for the reader to be confident of the identity of the murderers until the last chapter.

To make a comparison, it’s like a bag of potato chips. I had to keep munching till the bag was empty!

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Yes I did guess who

And pretty early on. But it was still worth listening till the end. A little overly wordy, maybe.

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Dated, disturbing language

I was surprised at how disturbing some of the dated language was. Examples are the descriptions of women, eg "a nubile 16 year old", "he grabbed her like a rapist" for a love scene, and "busty child blonde". Overall, the dialog is pretty corny and the characters were not realistic. Very glad I didn't pay for this.

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Not my cup of tea

I used to like the show years ago. I watched a few episodes on Youtube. I'm a big Murder She Wrote and Bones fan, both the shows and the books. I thought I'd give Ellery Queen a try. I just didn't really care for the two main people, so I didn't particularly enjoy it. And if I heard about bewbs one more time - jeeze they had a fixation on that. I guess the reveal was okay. It was both expected and unexpected. I don't plan on reading anymore of the series.

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  • S.H.
  • 07-28-22

Terrible accent

Struggled with the narrator's TERRIBLE Scottish and English accents. Otherwise usual twisty tale was fine.

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  • Mr M J Milbourn
  • 05-14-22

Accents

Pretty good but the narrator needs to work on his Scottish and English accents. The plot was OK but lacked a bit of pace and tension at the end.

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