A Strange Disappearance


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 144 reviews)

Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories (no doubt assisted by her lawyer father). (5 hr 35 min)

Chapters

A NOVEL CASE 11:58 Read by Nichole Karl
A FEW POINTS 17:02 Read by J. M. Smallheer
THE CONTENTS OF A BUREAU DRAWER 13:17 Read by Nichole Karl
THOMPSON'S STORY 11:51 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
A NEW YORK BELLE 17:57 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
A BIT OF CALICO 15:02 Read by Laura Caldwell
THE HOUSE AT THE GRANBY CROSS ROADS 37:19 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
A WORD OVERHEARD 11:42 Read by Sibella Denton
A FEW GOLDEN HAIRS 6:20 Read by Nichole Karl
THE SECRET OF MR. BLAKE'S STUDIO 26:25 Read by Great Plains
LUTTRA 27:38 Read by Wina Hathaway
A WOMAN'S LOVE 30:29 Read by Maire Rhode
A MAN'S HEART 15:12 Read by Maire Rhode
MRS. DANIELS 5:52 Read by Nichole Karl
A CONFAB 5:30 Read by Nichole Karl
THE MARK OF THE RED CROSS 20:29 Read by Sibella Denton
THE CAPTURE 16:51 Read by Kristin Hughes
LOVE AND DUTY 19:45 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
EXPLANATIONS 16:35 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
THE BOND THAT UNITES 8:33 Read by Nichole Karl

Reviews

Tasteless reviews

(5 stars)

Very disappointed to see the lack of gratitude to readers who put time and effort into this, also putting aside any self conscious feelings in order to bring us these recordings. There's constructive criticism and then there's unnecessary insult. Secondly, the reader mentioned by name and referred to in a derogatory fashion in another review here, has since passed away. She not only put her time into reading but is also listed as a proof listener. Would hate for her family to see any entries like that. Thankfully the reader put her time into many works and appears to have made so many friends through her Librivox work that one of the first Google results for her name is a Librivox forum that reads like a book of condolences from those who held her in high esteem and to whom she was obviously more than a disembodied voice churning out chapters for their entertainment and convenience. I didn't know her and I am just a listener but I appreciate what readers do and would like to see them rewarded with respect.

I'm a grateful listener!

(5 stars)

I too take issue with rude listeners who are so self centered and arrogant as to demean volunteer readers who give of themselves and their time. if you cannot give an appropriate and constructive review then say nothing! if you are so "cultured" and such an "aristocrat" that you think you are entitled to professional quality then use a paid service!!!

good book, various readers hard to follow.

(5 stars)

Another excellent book by Anna Catherine green. However I do have a difficult time with books that are read by various readers. It takes a while to get used to their differences in speech and some are just difficult to understand. I have enjoyed all of Anna Catherine Green's books that I have listened to but I held off on listening to the books by multiple readers till last. After enjoying this book and looking back on the readers I find that I may be understanding different dialects better now. Yes, I really enjoyed the reading by some readers very much but the ones I struggled with helped me realize the variety of dialects within the English language. And that exposure to differences in this world only broadens my views of the world and helps me grow.

Not My Favorite from AKG

(3 stars)

Unfortunately, some reviews only mention reader opinions but not thoughts about the story as well. I'll touch on both. Although there were a couple of twists I just wasn't that curious or surprised. I didn't figure them out. I just wasn't shocked like I usually am with AKG stories. I couldn't get very interested in the story or the characters. I wish I could figure out why & explain. Yes, it can be hard to understand English spoken with an accent but Lucy only had a light one. It was hard to understand her through my phone's speakers but fine using even just one ear bud. If your surroundings aren't quiet then use both buds & you'll do fine.

Lucy

(5 stars)

I think Lucy did a very good job!!! Just because she doesn't have an American accent doesn't mean she did a terrible job!!! She is not hard to understand. I truly appreciate her hard work along with all the other readers.

(3 stars)

the story was pretty good and the readings were fine. my only issue was that some of the recordings were too quiet.

Enjoyable mystery!

(5 stars)

Thanks a lot readers! :-)

Good Story

(5 stars)

A not too twisty tale of self inflicted tragity with the help of the usual baddies. Happy ending, thankfully. It tickled me when places I know and towns Ive been to were mentioned. There is a historic women's college in Troy, NY, not too far from the VT boarder. 3 sisters started it with money inherited from their father, who was strongly apposed to the education of women. Zing! Nicely narrated, with some of my absolute favorites on this one. Thank you.