The Moonstone (version 2)


Read by Tony Addison

(3.6 stars; 10 reviews)

Said to be the first detective novel ever written, it is wonderful for its blending of the intrigues of romance with the conventional sleights of hand of the mystery novel. Marvellous also for its sensitive portrayal of traditionally outsider characters - the hunchbacked girl who dies for love, the dying Jewish doctor who enables resolution of the mystery, the tricky Hindu conjurors who only seek the restoration of their sacred gem. Hilarious at times, The Moonstone is also a deeply felt example of the storyteller's art. - Summary by Tony Addison (24 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Chapter One 18:56 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Two 8:08 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Three 13:06 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Four 21:07 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Five 24:17 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Six 22:02 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Seven 35:02 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Eight 13:17 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Nine 33:11 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Ten 19:40 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Eleven 35:32 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twelve 59:19 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirteen 35:28 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Fourteen 17:49 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Fifteen 26:31 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Sixteen 46:33 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Seventeen 29:08 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Eighteen 19:57 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Nineteen 19:12 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty 14:19 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty One 9:59 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Two 31:43 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Three 27:15 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Four 35:12 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Five 40:22 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Six 29:27 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Seven 31:53 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Eight 25:15 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Twenty Nine 24:33 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty 6:22 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty One 32:09 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Two 42:22 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Three 32:35 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Four 14:00 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Five 29:09 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Six 14:57 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Seven 19:08 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Eight 22:56 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Thirty Nine 42:01 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty 25:36 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty One 26:44 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty Two 35:26 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Fourty Three 36:10 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty Four 44:30 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty Five 41:29 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty Six 55:26 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty Seven 56:53 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty Eight 53:31 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Forty Nine 41:24 Read by Tony Addison
Chapter Fifty 28:03 Read by Tony Addison

Reviews

Absorbing story

(5 stars)

I think this was recorded at too slow a speed, but that is easily remedied by increasing the speed when you listen. The plot twists, the different narrators, the surprisingly ( for that time) liberal observations on the effects of imperialism, the class system and racial discrimination, and the excellent reader (once adjusted) make this a compelling, absorbing story.

Carefully crafted mystery story

(5 stars)

The recording was made at too slow a speed. Adjust to your taste during the first chapter and you will be good to go. The reader’s tone and accent let you get the feel of the period and place in which the tale is set. I really liked it.

Narrator is unnaturally slow

(2 stars)

Narrator is unnaturally slow