Three Thousand Dollars

Read by Roger Melin

(4.3 stars; 174 reviews)

This short story by Anna Katharine Green revolves around a plot to steal some goods secured safely within an impenetrable vault within the confines of Mr. Stoughton's business concern. Nobody seems to have any clue as to how the vault can be accessed, and yet access is gained once a day by person or persons unknown, by a means not known to anyone, apparently Mr. Stoughton himself included! Every clerk in the office is suspect, as the devious plot to plunder the vault's contents unfolds. (Introduction by Roger Melin) (1 hr 28 min)


1 - Chapters 1-4 15:12 Read by Roger Melin
2 - Chapters 5-8 19:12 Read by Roger Melin
3 - Chapters 9-12 16:30 Read by Roger Melin
4 - Chapters 13-16 20:58 Read by Roger Melin
5 - Chapters 17-20 16:45 Read by Roger Melin


Cool story - quick read

(5 stars)

Mr Fellows works for the wealthy Mr Stoughton. He knows that there is big money in Mr Stoughton's safe, and he means to get a taste of it. He just doesn't know how to get into the safe. Telegrams by means of cypher arrive often, and someone must be carrying out those orders. Who knows the secret to the cypher and the safe? Roger Melin does his usual excellent job reading. This is a great story. Enjoy!

A good short story

(5 stars)

I was pleasantly surprised by this short story, since I generally favor longer, more involved tales, but found this one indeed well developed enough to keep my attention throughout. I'm truly enjoying everything by this author I have thus far listened to. And this is also a good volunteer reader :)

Great story well read

(5 stars)

Anna Katharine Green does it again. Excellent reading by Roger Melin. The story is short, but making it longer would have ruined it-- there's just the right amount of tension & mystery.

great story exceptional reader/narrator

(5 stars)

Roger is always a hit with me. pair him with a good story and you have a wonderful combination!

Three Thousand Dollars

(5 stars)

Great read . Good short story (for AKG ). Good plot interesting outcome and suspenseful. Thanks!

Short but clever

(5 stars)

A very enjoyable short mystery story and well read. Everything is not as it seems!

Brief, but good

(4 stars)

Short story, very well read. The twist is obvious, but still well executed.

more than money

(5 stars)

great fun story - thank you for your precious time -