Hilda Wade, A Woman With Tenacity of Purpose


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(4.5 stars; 15 reviews)

"In this early detective novel, the detective is Hilda Wade. She is a very capable nurse, but there is something mysterious about her from the moment she arrives at the hospital. Upon meeting her, Dr. Hubert Cumberledge greatly admires her and becomes a devoted friend. It turns out that Hilda has one purpose in life, and in pursuit of that purpose she will travel across the world, from London to South Africa, Rhodesia, India, Nepaul, Tibet and back. With Cumberledge's support, her extraordinary logic and clear thinking lead her on through deadly perils. But will that be enough to accomplish the secret purpose which has driven her so long and so far?" (Summary by Mary Ann Spiegel).

Coordinated by Stav Nisser and MaryAnn Spiegel (10 hr 13 min)

Chapters

01 - Ch 1 pt 1 - The Episode of the Patient Who Disappointed Her Doctor 24:31 Read by Anna Simon
02 - Ch 1 pt 2 - The Episode of the Patient Who Disappointed Her Doctor 22:33 Read by Anna Simon
03 - Ch 2 pt 1 - The Episode of the Gentleman Who Had Failed For Everything 27:15 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
04 - Ch 2 pt 2 - The Episode of the Gentleman Who Had Failed For Everything 30:11 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
05 - Ch 3 pt 1 - The Episode of the Wife Who Did Her Duty 27:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
06 - Ch 3 pt 2 - The Episode of the Wife Who Did Her Duty 29:13 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
07 - Ch 4 pt 1 - The Episode of the Man Who Would Not Commit Suicide 29:57 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
08 - Ch 4 pt 2 - The Episode of the Man Who Would Not Commit Suicide 26:23 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
09 - Ch 5 pt 1 - The Episode of the Needle That Did Not Match 29:08 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
10 - Ch 5 pt 2 - The Episode of the Needle That Did Not Match 23:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
11 - Ch 6 pt 1 - The Episode of the Letter With the Basingstoke Postmark 29:01 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
12 - Ch 6 pt 2 - The Episode of the Letter With the Basingstoke Postmark 26:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
13 - Ch 7 pt 1 - The Episode of the Stone That Looked About It 25:56 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
14 - Ch 7 pt 2 - The Episode of the Stone That Looked About It 22:58 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
15 - Ch 8 pt 1 - The Episode of the European With the Kaffir Heart 22:41 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
16 - Ch 8 pt 2 - The Episode of the European With the Kaffir Heart 21:57 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
17 - Ch 9 pt 1 - The Episode of the Lady Who Was Very Exclusive 26:04 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
18 - Ch 9 pt 2 - The Episode of the Lady Who Was Very Exclusive 25:44 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
19 - Ch 10 pt 1 - The Episode of the Guide Who Knew the Country 26:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
20 - Ch 10 pt 2 - The Episode of the Guide Who Knew the Country 27:06 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
21 - Ch 11 pt 1 - The Episode of the Officer Who Understood Perfectly 29:00 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
22 - Ch 11 pt 2 - The Episode of the Officer Who Understood Perfectly 25:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
23 - Ch 12 - The Episode of the Dead Man Who Spoke 34:11 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

Wasn't a real great mystery but a ok one ! Lars did a good job of narrating ,but was just to drawn out especially for the ending which was no surprise! I think I probably would have stopped listening had it not been for Lars reading!

(3.5 stars)

long and drawn out but ending fun

(4 stars)

excellent reading but often too fast