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No. 17

J. Jefferson Farjeon

The first book featuring Ben, the lovable, humorous ex-sailor and down-at-heels rascal who can’t help running into trouble.Ben is back home from the Merchant Navy, penniless as usual and looking for digs in fog-bound London. Taking shelter in an abandoned old house, he stumbles across a dead body – and scarpers. Running into a detective, Gilbert Fordyce, the reluctant Ben is persuaded to return to the house and investigate the mystery of the corpse – which promptly disappears! The vacant No.17 is the rendezvous for a gang of villains, and the cowardly Ben finds himself in the thick of thieves with no way of escape.Ben’s first adventure, No.17, began life in the 1920s as an internationally successful stage play and was immortalised on film by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. Its author, J. Jefferson Farjeon, wrote more than 60 crime thrillers, eight featuring Ben the tramp, his most popular character.

The first book featuring Ben, the lovable, humorous ex-sailor and down-at-heels rascal who can’t help running into trouble.Ben is back home from the Merchant Navy, penniless as usual and looking for digs in fog-bound London. Taking shelter in an abandoned old house, he stumbles across a dead body – and scarpers. Running into a detective, Gilbert Fordyce, the reluctant Ben is persuaded to return to the house and investigate the mystery of the corpse – which promptly disappears! The vacant No.17 is the rendezvous for a gang of villains, and the cowardly Ben finds himself in the thick of thieves with no way of escape.Ben’s first adventure, No.17, began life in the 1920s as an internationally successful stage play and was immortalised on film by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. Its author, J. Jefferson Farjeon, wrote more than 60 crime thrillers, eight featuring Ben the tramp, his most popular character.
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The first book featuring Ben, the lovable, humorous ex-sailor and down-at-heels rascal who can’t help running into trouble.Ben is back home from the Merchant Navy, penniless as usual and looking for digs in fog-bound London. Taking shelter in an abandoned old house, he stumbles across a dead body – and scarpers. Running into a detective, Gilbert Fordyce, the reluctant Ben is persuaded to return to the house and investigate the mystery of the corpse – which promptly disappears! The vacant No.17 is the rendezvous for a gang of villains, and the cowardly Ben finds himself in the thick of thieves with no way of escape.Ben’s first adventure, No.17, began life in the 1920s as an internationally successful stage play and was immortalised on film by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. Its author, J. Jefferson Farjeon, wrote more than 60 crime thrillers, eight featuring Ben the tramp, his most popular character.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David John

Length:

6h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:41