Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces
Meet Hamilton Cleek - man of mystery, and master of disguise and derring-do.
Cleek's exploits are, to say the least, highly improbable, but the book is enormous fun. The goodies are good and the baddies are very bad indeed, but beware - things are not always what they seem. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy a rattling good yarn!
Cleek is the central figure in dozens of short stories that began to appear in 1910 and were subsequently collected in a series of books. (Summary by Ruth Golding and Wikipedia)
(13 hr 24 min)
|01 - Prologue: Part I||23:35||Read by Ruth Golding|
|02 - Prologue: Part II||27:24||Read by Ruth Golding|
|03 - Prologue: Part III||13:23||Read by Ruth Golding|
|04 - Chapter I||19:43||Read by Ruth Golding|
|05 - Chapter II||10:13||Read by Ruth Golding|
|06 - Chapter III||31:37||Read by Ruth Golding|
|07 - Chapter IV||28:31||Read by Ruth Golding|
|08 - Chapter V||17:14||Read by Ruth Golding|
|09 - Chapter VI||17:49||Read by Ruth Golding|
|10 - Chapter VII||30:23||Read by Ruth Golding|
|11 - Chapter VIII||13:25||Read by Ruth Golding|
|12 - Chapter IX||26:35||Read by Ruth Golding|
|13 - Chapter X||15:42||Read by Ruth Golding|
|14 - Chapter XI||10:53||Read by Ruth Golding|
|15 - Chapter XII||19:08||Read by Ruth Golding|
|16 - Chapter XIII||15:57||Read by Ruth Golding|
|17 - Chapter XIV||18:05||Read by Ruth Golding|
|18 - Chapter XV||13:23||Read by Ruth Golding|
|19 - Chapter XVI||24:39||Read by Ruth Golding|
|20 - Chapter XVII||19:28||Read by Ruth Golding|
|21 - Chapter XVIII||13:06||Read by Ruth Golding|
|22 - Chapter XIX||36:44||Read by Ruth Golding|
|23 - Chapter XX||12:03||Read by Ruth Golding|
|24 - Chapter XXI||16:49||Read by Ruth Golding|
|25 - Chapter XXII||15:28||Read by Ruth Golding|
|26 - Chapter XXIII||8:16||Read by Ruth Golding|
|27 - Chapter XXIV||34:25||Read by Ruth Golding|
|28 - Chapter XXV||33:55||Read by Ruth Golding|
|29 - Chapter XXVI||21:38||Read by Ruth Golding|
|30 - Chapter XXVII||34:29||Read by Ruth Golding|
|31 - Chapter XXVIII||13:27||Read by Ruth Golding|
|32 - Chapter XXIX||18:28||Read by Ruth Golding|
|33 - Chapter XXX||15:05||Read by Ruth Golding|
|34 - Chapter XXXI||26:13||Read by Ruth Golding|
|35 - Chapter XXXII||9:43||Read by Ruth Golding|
|36 - Chapter XXXIII||11:27||Read by Ruth Golding|
|37 - Chapter XXXIV||16:39||Read by Ruth Golding|
|38 - Chapter XXXV||6:12||Read by Ruth Golding|
|39 - Epilogue: Part I||29:20||Read by Ruth Golding|
|40 - Epilogue: Part II||15:00||Read by Ruth Golding|
|41 - Epilogue: Part III||19:19||Read by Ruth Golding|
Very good collection of detective cases,for thief turned police helper. Cleek once the very clever uncacthable thief is now the bad guys worst nightmares. Very great reading by Ruth Golding,one of Librivox's awesome mystery readers. My first exprience with the Cleek collection. The narrator Ruth Golding I have heard before excellent narrator adds to all of the works she tackles. Thanks Ruth and Librivox for a most enjoyable experience. Give a listen for a enjoyable time!
I love Cleek he is like a chameleon and you never know what he does next. Also, the woman reading this book is amazing, she gives the story life.
A Cracking Great Series of Stories !!
Read with the addition of a variety of voices (consistently done throughout) really helps the read-aloud stories almost become a play inside your head, with a variety of actors (readers). We are lucky indeed to have Ruth Golding do the readings for this book. The stories are classic mysteries (locked room, disappearances, obscure references, clues dropped within conversation etc) WITH romance mixed in: with unspoken promises, touching hands producing paroxysms of joy and all the usual twaddle of that time. No passionate loves scenes here! But, being an incurable old romantic as well as an old fart, I enjoyed these immensely. ENCORE!!
Terrific Book, everything we love & more!
This is just the beginning! What a terrific series, with an amazing vocal performance, by a Volunteer! This is LibriVox at its best. Worth every single moment or listening. "Cleek of Scotland Yard" continues the exploits of our Hero, and you will not be disappointed!
Fantastic story and beautifuly expresive reading. Absolutely wonderful. Had me hooked from start to finish. Looking forward to the next instalment. Thanks Libravox and especially Ruth.
Excellent reading and this is my first time hearing Cleek and I really like this series and am moving on to next one.have been wanting to find new detectives know Doyle Christie and Sayers detectives and Miss Marple by heart so am glad to find new detectives on Librivox thanks for a great job.and book
An excellent story, and an excellent reader
Cleek's stories were one's I had heard of but never read. It was great getting a chance to hear the start of this excellent series. Ruth Golding's reading was magnificent. Her characters were well differentiated, but each was understandable and felt real. The whistle in the beginning of the prologue was particularly well done.
Cleek The Man of the 40 FAces
Loved this book so much that I am reading the other ebooks in Cleek series. Ruth's amazing narration helped in visualizing the characters and their situations. Thanks for introducing me to another detective series.