The Jewel of Seven Stars


Read by Roger Melin

(4.2 stars; 170 reviews)

The Jewel of Seven Stars (also published under the name: The Jewel of the Seven Stars) is a horror novel by Bram Stoker first published in 1903. The story is about an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(10 hr 21 min)

Chapters

A Summons in the Night 27:47 Read by Roger Melin
Strange Instructions 25:27 Read by Roger Melin
The Watchers 30:39 Read by Roger Melin
The Second Attempt 30:54 Read by Roger Melin
More Strange Instructions 34:23 Read by Roger Melin
Suspicions 34:29 Read by Roger Melin
The Traveller's Loss 31:20 Read by Roger Melin
The Finding of the Lamps 27:36 Read by Roger Melin
The Need of Knowledge 31:57 Read by Roger Melin
The Valley of the Sorcerer 36:56 Read by Roger Melin
A Queen's Tomb 30:50 Read by Roger Melin
The Magic Coffer 28:57 Read by Roger Melin
Awaking From the Trance 34:27 Read by Roger Melin
The Birth-Mark 34:46 Read by Roger Melin
The Purpose of Queen Tera 31:20 Read by Roger Melin
The Cavern 34:58 Read by Roger Melin
Doubts and Fears 35:09 Read by Roger Melin
The Lesson of the 'Ka' 29:20 Read by Roger Melin
The Great Experiment 50:07 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews


(5 stars)

I loved it so much i had to hear it again. I wish there was more book like this!


(5 stars)

What a wondetfull reader! You will know the ending early on, but won't be able to stop listening.


(5 stars)

I loved this reading! lots of twists and turns. I will read it again for sure.

absolutely terrific book done by a great reader.


(5 stars)

Amazing!


(5 stars)

Great book, one of my favorites!

Exellent !!!!!


(5 stars)

Mr Stoker's tale "The Jewel of the Seven Stars", is one of the best tales I've ever heard on an audio book. Very finely crafted and fast paced. It is a who-dun-it, with the supernatural woven in for good measure. Undeniably of the same caliber of as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or any of his other contemporaries. (Actually BETTER IMHO) Any fans of Egyptology and mystery will especially enjoy this. Those who aren't, will learn a bit on the subject. As with any good fiction story, real events and facts are used, to give credence to the story. As a side note, this story sadly displays the sheer arrogance of western civilization's assumed superiority, in the looting of the heritage and treasures from other cultures. I highly recommend Bram Stoker's "The Jewel of the Seven Stars". Few, if any, will be disappointed! If anyone was curious about the name Bram, as was I, it is short for Abraham! The reader, Mr Melin, is topnotch, and always gives a performance that enhances the overall experience!

Well read, but I prefer the other edition quite markedly


(3 stars)

This is the 1912 edition of the book, which removes the horror ending and reworks it, so that its a sort of slightly sappy romance. Imagine if we got to the end of Sracula, but it was too horrible to make Stoker cash on reprints, so he rewrote it. Imagine in the new version Dracula committed suicide and everyone went home for cake. Seriously, it's a great read, but its a book that's been sabotaged by its author for commercial reasons. I'd really love it if the original reader would read the last chapter of the 1903 edition for a variant ending.

Mystic Egyptian mystery ends with a thud


(2.5 stars)

The beginning is lively and mysterious, with a good dash of romance. Stoker (also, of course, the author of Dracula) is certainly good at building fear and tension. As the strange and apparently inexplicable events give way to explanations and details, much of the magic is lost to confusion. The fever-pitch of the buildup towards the climax promises great things- the “huh?” ending feels like a betrayal.