The Zeppelin's Passenger


Read by Tom Weiss

(4.5 stars; 83 reviews)

The Zeppelin’s Passenger is a tale of German espionage in England during World War I. Dreymarsh is a fictional “backwater” area in England with no apparent military value. The story begins with Dreymarsh residents discovering an observation car from a German zeppelin along with a Homburg hat near Dreymarsh. The mystery is further complicated when an Englishman, Mr. Hamar Lessingham, presents himself at Mainsail Haul which is the residence of Sir Henry Cranston. Lessingham bears with him, hand-carried letters from Major Richard Halstead, and a British prisoner of war in Germany. He presents them to Halstead’s sister, Phillipa and Helen, Halstead’s fiancée who have had no word of Richard’s fate and are deeply concerned. Phillipa, Sir Henry’s wife, is smitten with Lessingham, after Sir Henry appears to her to be a coward since he will not become involved in the war effort. Lessingham appears to be the perfect gentlemen but he is not who he pretends to be. Eventually, Phillipa and Helen discover that the delivery of Halstead’s letters come with a price. All becomes clear near the end to discover the secret of Lessingham, Sir Henry, and Mainsail Haul. (Summary by Tom Weiss)

(6 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 11:07 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 02 10:57 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 03 16:46 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 04 10:08 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 05 15:01 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 06 9:04 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 07 16:13 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 08 11:32 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 09 11:42 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 10 13:57 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 11 15:56 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 12 8:09 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 13 11:34 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 14 11:31 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 15 9:45 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 16 10:15 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 17 12:57 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 18 12:49 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 19 10:31 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 20 12:21 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 21 10:50 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 22 7:36 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 23 14:25 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 24 14:00 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 25 15:02 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 26 12:39 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 27 12:41 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 28 8:59 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 29 11:13 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 30 12:33 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 31 9:38 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 32 8:53 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapter 33 18:03 Read by Tom Weiss

Reviews

GREAT YARN!

(5 stars)

A most enjoable romp into a serious subject. WHat else could one want? A master secret service operative, a headstrong wife, a military martinet with the capacity of a Keystone Kop, an outclassed spy who combined the suaveness of James Bond with the instincts of inspector Cluoceau, and a very satisfying ending. ADd the great narration of TW and it is a must read.

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narrator is one of the best ...he just becomes the characters. I enjoy WWI era novels, especially when the private lives are mixed, deliberately or accidental, in events with the military. The "when will Germany invade England" question is a constant backdrop. A decent ending. I'd strongly recommend you read.w

Marvelous Melodrama

(4 stars)

Highly enjoyable melodrama about espionage and romance during WWI. Plenty of propaganda and obvious plotting, but fun just the same. Cue the dramatic music, put a wrist to your forehead, and enjoy!

Excellent Plot

(5 stars)

Another great storyline from this author and of course read with passion by Tom. ..thanks again for taking the time to record so many great stories.

One of my favorite narrators

(5 stars)

2019 - yearly Oppenheim marathon listen. This story has a bit of the Scarlett Pimpernel feel to it. The chemistry among the characters is interesting and so much fun.

David R. Smith

(5 stars)

Always well read, romance, intrigue centres in the outskirts of London in the countryside amongst those of the upper society... Engaging espionage centric story with a twist and great dialogue...

Another Great Novel

(4 stars)

This was another great novel with lots of suspense. Tom did another great read I've listened to three of his novels each one was worth the time

More a romance than anything else

(3.5 stars)

The excellent reader is best thing about this. It’s entertaining, just don’t expect too much and you’ll have a good time.