The Eight Strokes of the Clock


Read by Leni

(4.7 stars; 22 reviews)

The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Arsène Lupin, gentleman-thief, as main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: Lupin, under the name of Serge Rénine, trying to conquer the heart of a young lady, travels with her, solving eight mysteries on the way. (Summary by Leni)

(6 hr 26 min)

Chapters

On the Top of the Tower, part 1 26:25 Read by Leni
On the Top of the Tower, part 2 23:46 Read by Leni
The Water Bottle, part 1 25:26 Read by Leni
The Water Bottle, part 2 24:11 Read by Leni
The Case of Jean Louis, part 1 18:05 Read by Leni
The Case of Jean Louis, part 2 24:58 Read by Leni
The Tell-Tale Film, part 1 15:08 Read by Leni
The Tell-Tale Film, part 2 33:18 Read by Leni
Therese and Germaine, part 1 20:01 Read by Leni
Therese and Germaine, part 2 29:24 Read by Leni
The Lady with the Hatchet, part 1 14:32 Read by Leni
The Lady with the Hatchet, part 2 29:38 Read by Leni
Footprints in the Snow, part 1 23:33 Read by Leni
Footprints in the Snow, part 2 29:15 Read by Leni
At the Sign of Mercury, part 1 18:41 Read by Leni
At the Sign of Mercury, part 2 29:59 Read by Leni

Reviews

(1 stars)

This author repels the reader with the aloof icey way he has of never getting around to sharing the story. I mean these are short stories for haven's sake and where exactly is the story in each one? Did they fall behind the jacket cover or are they all saved up for the last paragraph? Who are the main characters? Who's telling the story? Why bother writing if you can't communicate?!

The Eight Strokes of the Clock - librivox recording

(5 stars)

This wonderful set of stories was read very beautifully - it is one of my all-time greatest finds on archive.org. JFM

enjoyable

(5 stars)

fun stories about more adventures of Lupin. reader does an excellent job. *note to the reader "peasant" rhymes with "present" and "veil" rhymes with "mail"

Another well-done story

(5 stars)

The reader is excellent, all in all a wonderful story. Enjoy!