The Leavenworth Case (Version 2)


Read by Kevin Green

(4.5 stars; 78 reviews)

The Leavenworth Case is a gripping detective novel set in New York, and is one of the first detective fiction novels to be written by a female. Indeed, it was the first novel by Anna Katharine Green who came to be known as 'the mother of the detective novel', and 'The Leavenworth Case' was cited by Agatha Christie as an influence on her own fiction. The story plot twists and turns leaving the reader uncertain as to the identity of the murderer until the very end. This is one of the best detective stories you will ever hear. (12 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - A Great Case 16:46 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 2 - The Coroner's Inquest 9:55 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 3 - Facts and Deductions 31:31 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 4 - A Cuts 10:48 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 5 - Expert Testimony 13:26 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 6 - Side-Lights 10:49 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 7 - Mary Leavenworth 13:43 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 8 - Circumstantial Evidence 26:25 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 9 - A Discovery 16:46 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 10 - Mr Gryce Receives New Impetus 18:51 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 11 - The Summons 11:35 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 12 - Eleanore 11:32 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 13 - The Problem 14:58 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 14 - Mr Gryce at Home 24:14 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 15 - Ways Opening 18:20 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 16 - The Will of a Millionaire 8:46 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 17 - The Beginnings of Great Surprises 20:25 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 18 - On the Stairs 13:04 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 19 - In my Office 13:07 Read by Kevin Green
Chatper 20 - "Trueman! Trueman! Trueman!" 11:08 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 21 - A Prejudice 12:52 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 22 - Patch-Work 36:41 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 23 - The Story of a Charming Woman 18:32 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 24 - A Report Followed by Smoke 18:25 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 25 - Timothy Cook 15:19 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 26 - Mr Gryce Explains Himself 23:06 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 27 - Amy Belden 12:45 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 28 - A Weird Experience 24:32 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 29 -The Missing Witness 9:10 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 30 - Burned Paper 11:21 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 31 - Thereby Hangs a Tale 18:43 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 32 - Mrs Belden's Narrative 52:21 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 33 - Unexpected Testimony 11:36 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 34 - Mr Gryce Resumes Control 33:58 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 35 - Fine Work 24:28 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 36 - Gathered Threads 18:06 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 37 - Culmination 20:32 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 38 - A Full Confession 40:03 Read by Kevin Green
Chapter 39 - The Outcome of a Great Crime 8:16 Read by Kevin Green

Reviews

The Leavenworth Case

(5 stars)

I suspect The Leavenworth Case, a mystery that manages to be full of twists and turns while remaining small in scope, would have been a lot less compelling without such a wonderfully talented reader. Each character is performed with nuance, humor, and remarkable variety. The interpretation of the dialog is spot on, full of little, specific moments of characterization. Even the women's voices had distinction and variety. Well done.

A bit Verbose

(3 stars)

This LibriVox Volunteer is Wonderful to listen to, what with his perfect cadence & vocals for nearly every character, yet the Author is just too "wordy"! She goes on & on & on some more. I listened though, to every single word.

Well written and very well read, but

(3.5 stars)

Great reader and good story. Very entertaining at first, however easy to predict (for the mystery fan) and a bit too romanticized for my taste. A bit too long at times.

(5 stars)

Great reading. A pleasure to listen to. The details and strands of AKGreens novels are at their peak in this mystery. Even Agatha Christie’s Poirot references this ‘case ‘. Terrific book.

Fascinating story beautifully read

(5 stars)

Although it feels dated now, it's a gripping story, assisted by Kevin Green's amazing reading skills. How well he does the different voices!

Good book, very well narrated!

(4 stars)

Not enough action and suspense for my taste, but a very good, well written book. Kevin Green's narration made it truly enjoyable.

A MASTERPIECE

(5 stars)

Do not attempt to solve this mystery. Simply enjoy its winding progression. KG does a superlative narration.

A good story

(5 stars)

A superb reader. Thank you Mr Green for devoting your time to the enjoyment of others.