Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces

Read by Ruth Golding

(4.8 stars; 293 reviews)

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


A Cracking Great Series of Stories !!

(5 stars)

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!!

(5 stars)

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!

(5 stars)

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.

Must have more!

(5 stars)

What a spectacular book by and amazing reader! This is definitely one you'll want to listen to, especially if you like mystery novels such as Sherlock Holmes. At the time of writing this (02/17/2018) Ruth has three other Cleek books in her collection: "The Riddle of the Frozen Flame", "The Purple Emperor", and "Cleek of Scotland Yard". Ruth, I implore you, please continue adding Cleek books to your collection there are so many in the series, and you do a fantastic job!

An excellent story, and an excellent reader

(5 stars)

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.

(5 stars)

If every reader had the talent to present every book produced by Libre no listener would be disappointed by one of these old treasures. Evidently Ms. Golden spends much time studying each character, developing each voice and making them come to life. I truly appreciate all the work she has done. I believe she could read the Oxford dictionary or World Book Encyclopedia and make either exciting. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this time with her.

(5 stars)

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

Terrific Book, everything we love & more!

(5 stars)

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!