The Joss: a Reversion

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(4.5 stars; 24 reviews)

Mary Blyth, a sales clerk who is robbed, nearly murdered and then fired from her job, thinks her luck has changed when she inherits an old house from a distant relation, Benjamin Batters. This house holds dark secrets. Murderous thugs, a mysterious threat from the Far East let her know this is not the case. The Joss, a Reversion is from Richard Marsh, author of “The Beetle”. - Summary by Alan Winterrowd (8 hr 59 min)


Firandolo's 18:23 Read by Patti Cunningham
Locked Out 20:38 Read by Patti Cunningham
The Doll 16:57 Read by Patti Cunningham
An Interview with Mr. Slaughter 18:45 Read by Patti Cunningham
The Missionary's Letter 16:59 Read by Patti Cunningham
Sole Residuary Legatee 20:39 Read by Patti Cunningham
Entering Into Possession 16:39 Read by Patti Cunningham
The Back-Door Key 17:45 Read by Patti Cunningham
Max Lander 14:56 Read by Sonia
Between 13 and 14, Rosemary Street 16:13 Read by Sonia
One Way In 15:36 Read by Sonia
The Shutting of a Door 17:05 Read by Sonia
A Vision of the Night 19:10 Read by Sonia
Susie 18:11 Read by Sonia
An Ultimatum 16:32 Read by Sonia
The Noise Which Came From the Passage 10:27 Read by Sonia
The Affair of the Freak 18:33 Read by SpookyNoodle
Counsel's Opinion 14:10 Read by SpookyNoodle
The Reticence of Captain Lander 13:57 Read by SpookyNoodle
My Client: and Her Friend 16:22 Read by SpookyNoodle
The Agitation of Miss Purvis 17:40 Read by SpookyNoodle
Luke 14:02 Read by SpookyNoodle
The Trio Return 26:19 Read by SpookyNoodle
The God Out of the Machine 5:54 Read by SpookyNoodle
Luke's Suggestion 14:35 Read by Saethon
The Throne in the Centre 16:00 Read by Saethon
The Offerings of the Faithful 15:41 Read by Saethon
The Joss Reverts 15:50 Read by Saethon
The Father - and His Child 17:05 Read by Saethon
The Morning's News 15:54 Read by Saethon
The Termination of the Voyage of the 'Flying Scud' 14:16 Read by Saethon
The Little Discussion Between the Several Parties 9:14 Read by Saethon
In the Presence 9:04 Read by Saethon
How Matters Stand To-Day 9:36 Read by Khaghbboommm



(3.5 stars)

Undeniably imaginative, it is, as one comment states, creepy. The author does manage to tidy up the tale at the end, but he leaves far too many loose ends (the keyholes for example). Nevertheless, it is a good read.

very good group of readers

(4 stars)

2018 I forgot how queer this story was. It gave me the creeps several times. The readers are great. The recording on the last chapter has a hollow, tinny sound.

Not bad

(3.5 stars)

Not a bad stories. Most readers did a good job. It might help future listeners to know that each chapter is told from the perspective of a different character in the story.