The Opal Serpent


Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.5 stars; 80 reviews)

An old pawnbroker is found strangled with his lips pinned together with an opal serpent broach. He has a beautiful daughter who is apparently the heir of his large estate. But another claimant has made herself known as the actual daughter of the pawnbroker. Follow detective Hurd as he unravels the convoluted mystery of the old man’s death and attempts to determine who is the rightful heir. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) (9 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Don Quixote in London 24:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
Deborah Junk, Duenna 25:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
Dulcinea of Gwynne Street 23:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
The Unforseen 22:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
Trouble 23:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
A Noise in the Street 23:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
A Terrible Night 20:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
The Verdict of the Jury 22:01 Read by Richard Kilmer
Castles in the Air 21:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
A Bolt from the Blue 20:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
A Cuckoo in the Nest 20:46 Read by Richard Kilmer
The New Life 21:17 Read by Richard Kilmer
The Detective's Views 24:53 Read by Richard Kilmer
Mr. Hay's Little Dinner 20:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
A New Clue 22:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
Sylvia's Theory 20:08 Read by Richard Kilmer
Hurd's Information 21:35 Read by Richard Kilmer
At Christchurch, Hants 20:15 Read by Richard Kilmer
Captain Jessop 16:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
Part of the Truth 23:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
Miss Qian's Party 23:21 Read by Richard Kilmer
Further Evidence 22:30 Read by Richard Kilmer
What Pash Said 21:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
Mrs. Krill at Bay 24:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
A Cruel Woman 30:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
A Final Explanation 20:09 Read by Richard Kilmer

Reviews

(4 stars)

A new murder, an old murder or suicide, & paternity must be figured out. This is enough to keep you interested without being too much to keep track of. My one gripe is that some assumed paternity without proof. There was only a marriage certificate. I know I'd have wanted a birth certificate from the start instead of coming to that idea later on. This is just one small issue though.

Good story, but...

(4 stars)

Five stars for the story, two for the reader. I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't for the reader's unnatural & halting cadence; it's not at all the way people talk. There were several times when I had to interpret what he said because of his pausing at the wrong place.

many twists and turns, keeps you guessing till the end.

(5 stars)

One of my favorite narrators

(4 stars)

2019 - apparently it's been awhile since I've listened. I forgot how awful the victim was murdered and how evil the murders were.

(3.5 stars)

Twists, murder, greed, romance and Richard Kilmer (narration) - what more can you ask of a good read?!?

excellent!

(5 stars)

really loved this book. it will be going in my favorites!

Simple and Easy Read

(4 stars)

Delightful Read, good narrator and entertaining