The Great Stone of Sardis


Read by Lucy Lo Faro

(3.8 stars; 9 reviews)

The home of Roland Clewe, a small house plainly furnished, but good enough for a bachelor's quarters, stood not half a mile from the station, and near it were the extensive buildings which he called his Works. Here were laboratories, large machine-shops in which many men were busy at all sorts of strange contrivances in metal and other materials; and besides other small edifices there was a great round tower --like structure, with smooth iron walls thirty feet high and without windows, and which was lighted and ventilated from the top. This was Clewe's special workshop; and besides old Samuel Block and such workmen as were absolutely necessary and could be trusted, few people ever entered it but himself. The industries in the various buildings were diverse, some of them having no apparent relation to the others. Each of them was expected to turn out something which would revolutionize something or other in this world, but it was to his lens-house that Roland Clewe gave, in these days, his special attention. Here a great enterprise was soon to begin, more important in his eyes than anything else which had engaged human endeavor. . . . (6 hr 52 min)

Chapters

The Arrival of the Euterpe-Thalia 15:14 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Sardis Works 10:25 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Margaret Raleigh 12:19 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Mission of Samuel Block 21:56 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Under Water 13:38 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Voices from the Polar Seas 15:32 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Good News Goes from Sardis 13:53 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Devil on the Dipsey 10:40 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Artesian Ray 18:11 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
'Lake Shiver' 19:14 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
They Believe it is the Polar Sea 12:54 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Captain Hubbell Takes Comand 14:25 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Longitude Everything 17:39 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
A Region ofNothingness 18:10 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Automatic Shell 13:14 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Track of the Shell 20:33 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Captain Hubbell Declines to go Whaling 16:22 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Mr. Marcy's Canal 17:06 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Icy Gateway 20:26 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
'This Is How I Love You' 10:32 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Cave of Light 16:37 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Clewe's Theory 13:35 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
The Last Dive of the Dipsey 11:40 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Rovinski Comes to the Surface 22:41 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
Laurels 35:41 Read by Lucy Lo Faro

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

Sorry to give such a low rating. Well into the second chapter I didn't know what the story was about. Compounding the slow, uninteresting start, the reader's style and rhythm was not for me.