Dead Men's Shoes


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 56 reviews)

Sybil, a gentlewoman who has to work for a living, finally finds employment as her rich uncle's house keeper. Nothing could be better: she would finally have an easy job in which she is treated well, and inherit her uncle's money after his death. But then she falls in love with the wrong man. When her uncle is poisoned, suspicion falls upon her. How would she be able to clear her name? What really happened to her uncle? This is a first rate murder mystery, for fans of Wilkie Collins. Yet it is also a story about love: family love, romantic love, and the love we bear for our community. - Summary by Stav Nisser. (19 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Plunged in the Depth of Helpless Poverty 27:02 Read by Michele Eaton
O World, thy Slippery Turns! 18:03 Read by angelic1ang
The True Metal 9:18 Read by angelic1ang
Had the Chance been with us that has not been 14:27 Read by chocmuse
Sibyl Faunthorpe's Diary 36:43 Read by chocmuse
The Elite of Redcastle 12:23 Read by Leena Emsley
Drifting into Haven 14:40 Read by Leena Emsley
The Return of the Prodigal 16:13 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Uncle Trenchard 9:51 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Sibyl takes the Lead 13:02 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
How Stephen Trenchard Forgives 22:02 Read by cathykirchner
Love, then, and Hope of Richer Store 32:10 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
The Sweets of Life 17:43 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Making Ready for Victory 16:24 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Town and Country 32:49 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
A Mysterious Visitor 34:31 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
The Wanderer's Return 17:12 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
At Arm's Length 19:10 Read by michelekilpatrick
A Dangerous Triumph 36:47 Read by Leena Emsley
Half Confidence 14:01 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Received by the County 13:39 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Jenny's Visitor 19:27 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Will Fortune never come with both hands full? 34:01 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Startling Information 26:26 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Town Talk 14:07 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Between Love and Gold 17:43 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Sir Wilford has his own Way 20:58 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Marion is raised to DIstinction 22:21 Read by Leena Emsley
At the How 13:10 Read by Judi Mason
Tilberry Steeplechase 45:43 Read by Judi Mason
Joel Pilgrim 18:19 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Alexis Comes to Grief 22:54 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Fallen from the Wayside 10:31 Read by K. Adrian Stroet
Good Samaritans 22:59 Read by Judi Mason
Bitter Almonds 23:07 Read by Judi Mason
Village Slander 13:57 Read by Judi Mason
Trot's History 15:36 Read by Judi Mason
Gaining Time 20:17 Read by Judi Mason
At Bay 13:04 Read by Judi Mason
On the Treshold of a Discovery 24:38 Read by Judi Mason
A Father's Claim 16:37 Read by Judi Mason
A Wedding Eve 22:37 Read by Judi Mason
The Passing-Bell 19:25 Read by Judi Mason
Dark Surmises 17:20 Read by Judi Mason
In the Surgery 12:32 Read by Judi Mason
Stephen Trenchard surprises his Friends 24:22 Read by Judi Mason
It is not now as it has been of yore 45:18 Read by Judi Mason
'Tis held that sorrow makes us wise 15:44 Read by Judi Mason
But here is one who loves you as of old 17:36 Read by Judi Mason
Alexis Investigates 33:56 Read by Judi Mason
Mr. Levison Cross-examines 25:41 Read by Judi Mason
The Podmores think of Emigration 19:53 Read by Judi Mason
Commited for Trial 29:49 Read by Judi Mason
A Dark Tale Darkly FInished 14:19 Read by Michele Eaton
Epilog 8:50 Read by Michele Eaton

Reviews

Intriguing

(4 stars)

I found this book irritating and intriguing at the same time. Some how it was difficult to find sympathy for the protagonists and the blatant materialism that enveloped almost every character. There were ineffectual traces of Tess and terrible racism. I would leave the book and then come back to it to learn what had happened to the characters. Finally complete and done with.

(5 stars)

What a wonderful romance story. The author keeps you interested u till the end. I love Mary Elizabeth Braddon's books. Now days books not loaded with sex, violence, and swearing are my type of stories. Thank you lLibrevox

(4 stars)

Long but very enjoyable listen. Majority of readers are good, but would have been better had there been a single narrator

(4 stars)

story line drags a bit but overall a good story. amazing ability to forgive is what I got from this.

Beautiful Story

(5 stars)

Really loved this one,a beautiful laid out story,Alexis's character ,enduring love and kindness is amazing.

(5 stars)

Excellent story! The volunteers did a great job with the reading. Thank you!!

(4 stars)

Good story. I do wish some readers wouldn't feel the need to race.

good book

(4 stars)

Great book but too long.The readers were good too.