Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective - Or, The Crime of the Midnight Express


Read by Sibella Denton

(4.3 stars; 47 reviews)

Dyke Darrel investigates an audacious train robbery that included the murder of a friend, and embarks on a man-hunt. High Victorian serial melodrama at its best! (Summary by Sibella Denton). (4 hr 5 min)

Chapters

01 - A Startling Crime 7:56 Read by Sibella Denton
02 - Dyke Darrel's Trick 9:07 Read by Sibella Denton
03 - Professor Darlington Ruggles 6:20 Read by Sibella Denton
04 - Scalped 8:34 Read by Sibella Denton
05 - Elliston's Rebuff 8:54 Read by Sibella Denton
06 - Dyke Darrel's Danger 7:01 Read by Sibella Denton
07 - What a Hankerchief Revealed 8:34 Read by Sibella Denton
08 - A Plunge to Death 6:27 Read by Sibella Denton
09 - Words that Startle 9:44 Read by Sibella Denton
10 - Black Hollow 7:38 Read by Sibella Denton
11 - Poor Sybil 8:49 Read by Sibella Denton
12 - A Burning Trap 7:50 Read by Sibella Denton
13 - A Sad Fate 8:05 Read by Sibella Denton
14 - Dyke Darrel Astounded 8:08 Read by Sibella Denton
15 - A Baffled Villian 10:52 Read by Sibella Denton
16 - Nell Missing 7:08 Read by Sibella Denton
17 - Nell in the Toils 6:43 Read by Sibella Denton
18 - Beaten Back 8:58 Read by Sibella Denton
19 - The Detective Fooled 10:06 Read by Sibella Denton
20 - Overmatched by a Girl 5:00 Read by Sibella Denton
21 - A Bout In the Cellar 10:16 Read by Sibella Denton
22 - The Empty Seat 11:15 Read by Sibella Denton
23 - Dyke Darrel on the Trail 9:05 Read by Sibella Denton
24 - A Race for Life 8:35 Read by Sibella Denton
25 - Saved 8:20 Read by Sibella Denton
26 - The Mysterious Wart 9:48 Read by Sibella Denton
27 - The Story of a Wart 6:49 Read by Sibella Denton
28 - The Revelations of a Satchel 7:52 Read by Sibella Denton
29 - Retribution 11:38 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews


(5 stars)

excellent in every way...reader , plot...thank you

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(3 stars)

This is a story that follows the detective as he progresses through his investigation. It also spends few segments following the bad guys. The story moves swiftly and your not left idle waiting for action. The characters are a little over the top, the bad guys are presented as evil and the good guys as very upright. A couple of times the main character gets into scrapes where he will die, only to be rescued in the nick of time by someone not heard of before or again latter. These stick out when you listen as the characters are not foreshadowed or followed up, making them obvious "plot-point" characters. The main character was not really developed, I didn't feel much sympathy for him. In summary the story was ok and kept me entertained but I wouldn't say I was excited by it at all. Reading 2/3 Production 2/3 Story 1/3 Total Score 5/9 See the rest of my reviews at http://freeaudioreview.blogspot.com/


(4 stars)

So many twists and turns but Good wins out. There were a few areas I think should have been handled differently, like casing the bad mens joints before trying to capture them. oh well, still an interesting ride.

enjoyable!


(5 stars)

nice quick book for a Sunday morning. well read!