The Haunted Hotel, A Mystery of Modern Venice

Read by Nathalie J.

(4.2 stars; 130 reviews)

A kind, good-hearted genteel young woman jilted, a suspicious death or two that only a few think could be murder, strange apparitions appearing in an hotel all combine to create a horrifying conundrum. Who was the culprit and will finding out finally put an end to the mystery? (Summary by Kehinde)

(6 hr 59 min)


01 - Chapter One 12:47 Read by Nathalie J.
02 - Chapter Two 15:54 Read by Nathalie J.
03 - Chapter Three 16:31 Read by Nathalie J.
04 - Chapter Four 19:32 Read by Nathalie J.
05 - Chapter Five 19:04 Read by Nathalie J.
06 - Chapter Six 16:38 Read by Nathalie J.
07 - Chapter Seven 6:45 Read by Nathalie J.
08 - Chapter Eight 22:05 Read by Nathalie J.
09 - Chapter Nine 6:10 Read by Nathalie J.
10 - Chapter Ten 12:19 Read by Nathalie J.
11 - Chapter Eleven 14:01 Read by Nathalie J.
12 - Chapter Twelve 19:18 Read by Nathalie J.
13 - Chapter Thirteen 14:28 Read by Nathalie J.
14 - Chapter Fourteen 9:37 Read by Nathalie J.
15 - Chapter Fifteen 9:45 Read by Nathalie J.
16 - Chapter Sixteen 6:14 Read by Nathalie J.
17 - Chapter Seventeen 18:35 Read by Nathalie J.
18 - Chapter Eighteen 9:41 Read by Nathalie J.
19 - Chapter Nineteen 18:40 Read by Nathalie J.
20 - Chapter Twenty 18:50 Read by Nathalie J.
21 - Chapter Twenty One 14:50 Read by Nathalie J.
22 - Chapter Twenty-Two 16:49 Read by Nathalie J.
23 - Chapter Twenty-Three 16:15 Read by Nathalie J.
24 - Chapter Twenty Four 15:17 Read by Nathalie J.
25 - Chapter Twenty-Five 14:52 Read by Nathalie J.
26 - Chapter Twenty-Six 27:52 Read by Nathalie J.
27 - Chapter Twenty-Seven 8:58 Read by Nathalie J.
28 - Chapter Twenty-Eight 11:55 Read by Nathalie J.
29 - Postscript 5:36 Read by Nathalie J.


Very Good Effort Spoiled by Bad Mic

(3 stars)

This is a good book and a very good reader BUT (sorry) it is spoiled by all the scratchy S sounds. I think the reader is too close to the mic or has a mic inadequate for the purpose. Please try it again for us... @Alamedared likes to follow my reviews by giving 5 stars to anything that I don't. She tells me, suggesting duct tape, to say nothing if not Nice. Alamedared once changed Alamedared's stars just to spite me. That's not honest or helpful to anyone. I, too, appreciate and encourage volunteers, a point Alamedared seems incapable of understanding. My point is that it is ALSO good for the readers to have honest reviews that help readers choose pieces and that helps encourage better pieces. I like to help readers support their good effort by being careful with mics, checking pronunciations, choosing books appropriate to their voices, sex and dialects. I think that's useful to all and I volunteer to do that. Otherwise, "reviews" would all be the same, as are Alamedared's, thanking volunteers (without any useful analysis) and giving 5 stars for everything. Hey, Alamedared, stop mis-using this site as a petulant game you want to play against me; this is reserved for helpful reviews of the piece. I will never change my honest, useful reviews just because you spew vitriol.


(2 stars)

Everyone of us has been taught to read, but not everyone is GOOD at it. This is too sad, for me. Reader sounds too child-like (perfect for children's books). She is also too insecure and far too slow a reader for adult literature. This was disappointing & I am going to have to read another one for myself. There seems to be no intelligent design to who is picked to read 'what' - very disappointing!!


(5 stars)

love the reader and the story. kudos to librivox and all the hard working volunteers! i have been reading a lot more picky 'reviews' lately, but carry on, readers. you do the best you can and thank you for exposing us to gems just like this one.a thousand thank you's and don't let the debbie or donny downers get to you.

Good Book ...

(4 stars)

... Questionable reader! I've heard much worse but I've also heard better. My opinion of this reader oscillated throughout this book but it was the mispronunciation of the Thames River that finally got me. If you are going to read for an audience, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE check pronunciations and don't assume that all words are read phonetically.

Beautifully read, Mystery

(5 stars)

Some twists are totally unexpected, with several characters, of whom we could suspect. btw, some reviews, are made by people with an over inflated opinion, of their own opinion.

Enjoyable Collins Mystery

(4 stars)

It seems that many Wilkie Collins' mysteries have a dark side, and this is no exception. This is shorter than some of his other works, and for that reason I found it not so tedious as some of his other works. If you enjoy Collins' mysteries, then I would recommend this one as well. But recognize going in that it is subtle and not flashy. No detective racing around to find the murderer here - instead, it's a slow build to an ending twist that surprised me. I thought the reading was clear and good. Kehinde has an American accent, but I'm guessing she is not a native speaker because some of the pronunciations were off. Nothing to detract from the story, and there is soft, ethereal quality to her voice that adds to the mystery.

(4 stars)

I thought it was a good story, well read except for some mispronunciations which one of the other reviewers noted, but I gave it a four-star rating because of some glitches in the plot. for instance, mrs. Ferrara appears to invest her hundred thousand pounds in the Venice Hotel venture halfway through the book. In the end she gives it to a charity.

(5 stars)

Hey she reads and reads you do know these readers don't get paid they are doing this for free they don't need a moron like you hating on them get a life the girl does a great job I like her voice you don't how about reading the dam book or finding another version and STFU