Madame Midas


Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

(3.8 stars; 12 reviews)

Hume was born in England, the second son of Dr James Hume. At the age of three his father emigrated with his family to Dunedin, New Zealand. He was admitted to the New Zealand bar in 1885. Shortly after graduation he left for Melbourne, Australia where he obtained a post as a barristers' clerk. He began writing plays, but found it impossible to persuade the managers of the Melbourne theatres to accept or even read them. Hume was a capable writer of mystery stories, and may be looked upon as one of the precursors of the many writers of detective stories whose work was so popular in the twentieth century. (Summary Wikipedia) (13 hr 17 min)

Chapters

01 – Part 01 - Prologue – Cast Up By The Sea 18:46 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
02 – Part 01 - Chapter 01 - The Pactolus Claim 17:14 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
03 – Part 01 – Chapter 02 – Slivers 25:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
04 - Part 01 – Chapter 03 – Madame Midas At Home 18:52 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
05 - Part 01 – Chapter 04 – The Good Samaritan 21:27 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
06 - Part 01 – Chapter 05 – Mammon’s Treasure House 30:38 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
07 - Part 01 – Chapter 06 – Kitty 26:40 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
08 - Part 01 – Chapter 07 - Mr Villiers Pays A Visit 21:16 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
09 - Part 01 – Chapter 08 – Madame Midas Strikes 'Ile' 17:01 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
10 - Part 01 – Chapter 09 – Love’s Young Dream 26:08 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
11 - Part 01 – Chapter 10 – Friends In Council 34:18 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
12 - Part 01 – Chapter 11 – Theodore Wopples, Actor 16:01 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
13 - Part 01 – Chapter 12 – Highway Robbery 13:42 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
14 - Part 01 – Chapter 13 – A Glimpse Of Bohemia 25:09 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
15 - Part 01 – Chapter 14 – A Mysterious Disappearance 17:08 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
16 - Part 01 – Chapter 15 – Slivers In Search Of Evidence 21:00 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
17 - Part 01 – Chapter 16 – McIntosh Speaks His Mind 19:15 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
18 - Part 01 – Chapter 17 – The Best Of Friends Must Part 18:42 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
19 - Part 01 – Chapter 18 - M. Vandeloup Is Unjustly Suspected 19:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
20 - Part 01 – Chapter 19 – The Devils Lead 16:55 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
21 - Part 02 – Chapter 01 - Tempus Fugit 13:37 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
22 - Part 02 – Chapter 02 – Disenchantment 23:23 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
23 - Part 02 – Chapter 03 - M. Vandeloup Hears Something To His Advantage 18:45 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
24 - Part 02 – Chapter 04 – The Case Of Adele Blondet 29:54 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
25 - Part 02 – Chapter 05 – The Key Of The Street 20:10 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
26 - Part 02 – Chapter 06 – On Change 17:14 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
27 - Part 02 – Chapter 07 – The Opulence Of Madame Mida 22:47 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
28 - Part 02 – Chapter 08 - M. Vandeloup Is Surprised 23:31 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
29 - Part 02 – Chapter 09 - A Professional Philanthropist 29:53 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
30 - Part 02 – Chapter 10 – In The Fernery 16:08 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
31 - Part 02 – Chapter 11 – The Vision Of Miss Kitty Marchurst 22:21 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
32 - Part 02 – Chapter 12 – A Startling Discovery 16:42 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
33 - Part 02 – Chapter 13 – Diamond Cut Diamond 25:08 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
34 - Part 02 – Chapter 14 – Circumstantial Evidence 28:43 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
35 - Part 02 – Chapter 15 – Kismet 25:27 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
36 - Part 02 – Chapter 16 – Be Sure Thy Sin Will Find Thee Out 23:31 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
37 – Epilogue – The Wages Of Sin 14:20 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Reviews

Gave it a try

(3 stars)

Gave Lucy (may she rest in peace) a chance. I thought she did a fair job. Her voice grow on you. She may not do different voices but she doesn't speed read and pauses when suppose to. It does require more focus. The story was average. Jerks and stupid women abound but there is some justice.

ditto

(1 stars)

I just wish that Lucy would volunteer to do something else on Librox. Librivox does not like you to criticize anyone, but seriously her narration is really horrible. I did tough out the last part of Alexander's Bridge with her but it was not easy.

reader

(1 stars)

Alas, an entire book read by Lucy Burgoyne. I like Fergus Hume, but can't take 13 hours of her total lack of expression, timing, or comprehension of what she is reading to us.