Bat Wing

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.5 stars; 183 reviews)

Private detective Paul Harley investigates a mysterious case involving voodoo, vampirism, and macabre murder in the heart of London. The first book in the Paul Harley series, written by Sax Rohmer, author of The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. (Summary by Mark Nelson)

(9 hr 13 min)


Chapters 1-3 1:00:49 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 4-6 45:47 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 7-9 53:09 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 10-12 57:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 13-15 48:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 16-18 45:54 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 19-21 45:19 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 22-24 43:08 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 25-27 34:39 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 28-30 35:04 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 31-33 50:48 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 34-35 32:06 Read by Mark Nelson


(5 stars)

I've come to listen to anything narrated by Mr Nelson and this may be one of my new favorites. Yes the story is dated but that honestly adds to the charm. This was a fantastic whodunit which had me guessing and hooked from the first chapter. Normally I don't care for the genre but I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery, drama or really any kind of fiction.

Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer

(5 stars)

Well done. The narrative was excellent. Story line and plot was well thought out in the tradition of Sax Rohmer. Some might think the language some what "heavy" but I found it a treasure. I am stuck in the 18th and 19th century. The meter of the writing and the vocabulary are worth a listen. I guess I am a hopeless romantic. HUM?

fun but a little pointless

(3.5 stars)

i think it's worth a listen but the ending kind of ruins the point of all the detective work. also it's pretty racist in all the expected ways, given the subject matter

not a good story, skip it

(2 stars)

the reader does a good job, but his voice is so smooth and the story is so boring - that i kept falling asleep (which i can not do at the office). the voodoo bit is just a side note and not the focus, so you can still read the book even if you want to steer clear of magic practices. but once the story got started i had had the mystery figured out, just not the motive. it just was not a good mystery - and not a good story line getting to the end.

Great mystery yarn

(5 stars)

This is the first story that I've heard from this author; it's a great example of that genre from that time. The plot had enough "twists & turns" in it to keep the reader from easily guessing but not too far fetched to ruin the story. But most of the credit should go to the reader, Mark does an excellent job of making the story come alive.

Time well spent.

(5 stars)

This is beautifully written, and very interesting to listen to. As others have said, it has twists and turns and good mystery to it.As always, this narrator did a splendid job. Thanks for all your efforts. I always look forward to your next narration!

Great diction and voice characterizations !

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson's clear pronunciation, accent and pitch transitions (for indicating gender) made this a very smooth and immersive listen. Thank you for setting the bar nice and high for other LibriVox readers. THIS is how it is done properly !

Bat Wing

(5 stars)

A very intelligently laid out plot. At one point I had a hunch who done it buy the author talked me out of it only to go, "ha ha, fooled you." Very good story and performance by the reader.