The Red Thumb Mark

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(4.4 stars; 198 reviews)

Missing diamonds, untouched safe, two blood smeared thumb prints and a mysterious Mr X. If these are present, Dr Thorndyke must be there too. Will he be able to solve this case?

The Red Thumb Mark is the first novel of Freeman’s best-selling Thorndyke series. (Summary by Diana Majlinger) (6 hr 55 min)


Preface & Chapter 01 - My Learned Brother 12:37 Read by Chelsea Baker
Chapter 02 - The Suspect 22:42 Read by Linda Ferguson
Chapter 03 - A Lady In The Case 25:17 Read by Chelsea Baker
Chapter 04 - Confidences 20:56 Read by Chelsea Baker
Chapter 05 - The "Thumbograph" 21:58 Read by Bellona Times
Chapter 06 - Commited For Trial 19:34 Read by John L. Clark
Chapter 07 - Shoals and Quicksands 14:40 Read by John L. Clark
Chapter 08 - A Suspicious Accident 11:49 Read by Rosie
Chapter 09 - The Prisoner 19:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 10 - Polton Is Mystified 22:11 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 11 - The Ambush 30:48 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 12 - It Might Have Been 17:02 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 13 - Murder by Post 31:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter 14 - A Startling Discovery 24:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
Chapter 15 - The Finger-Print Experts, Part 1 27:34 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 15 - The Finger-Print Experts, Part 2 26:40 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 16 - Thorndyke Plays His Cards, Part 1 27:16 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 16 - Thorndyke Plays His Cards, Part 2 26:21 Read by MaryAnn
Chapter 17 - At Last 13:26 Read by Richard Kilmer


Delightful story!

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Normally I prefer books that are read by one person rather than several, but other than one chapter that was not as good quality sound as all the others, the different readers was hardly noticeable. The story was interesting and engaging right from the start and never lagged. I highly recommend it.

Mostly good book

(4 stars)

A man stands accused of theft from his uncle who raised him after his parents died. The evidence, a red thumb print in blood, seems infallible. Enter Dr Thorndyke, who has something to say about that. As I listened to the book, it was pretty easy to guess how the book would end, however, it was still entertaining. Readers were mixed, and some recordings are poor. Use equalizer to filter out the tinny sounds.

(5 stars)

Well done. Very well written story that kept one's interest. The readers in the letter chapters were better in their reading for clarity and pace.

(3 stars)

Just a basic mystery without twists. The first reader sort of mumbles but I just turned the volume up a bit. At least English is her first language so other native English speakers can understand her. Other than that I'm not super picky as I don't need only one reader to be able to enjoy a free audiobook. If you are use Audible instead.

(5 stars)

Having read the story on Ooodles, I was so disappointed by the 1st readers that I could not continue. No matter how I tried to adjust the speed her pace was so garbled she ruined the listening. The Thorndike book is an excellent read. Poorly read. Do encourage using written version of the book. Would hope Libre Vox would redo it.

An entertaining short mystery.

(4 stars)

I'm just getting famiiar with this author's work and really enjoying it. For a typical short mystery from that period it wasn't too far fetched, and the readers did an excellent job. I recommend this book for a fun short read.

(5 stars)

Another great book by Freeman that takes you through a cut and dry case, and shows the dangers of rushing to judgment without analyzing the data independent of a decision. The characters charm and loyalty warms the heart as well.

Very interesting

(5 stars)

I luv it. The characters are so nice. The court scene was entertaining. Readrs are fantastic. The plus point for me is RICHARD KILMER. His voice, narration style is my favorite in all of LIBRIVOX volunteers.