Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 5


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(3.9 stars; 30 reviews)

In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In the fifth volume, we find stories written by German, Russian and Scandinavian authors. (Summary by Leni) (11 hr 0 min)

Chapters

The Man on the Bottle 13:18 Read by JDavidMoore
Christian Lahusen's Baron, part 1 21:03 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Christian Lahusen's Baron, part 2 22:38 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Andrea Delfin, part 1 26:28 Read by Ken Felt
Andrea Delfin, part 2 28:41 Read by Helen
Andrea Delfin, part 3 31:17 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Andrea Delfin, part 4 29:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Singer, part 1 21:33 Read by MaryAnn
The Singer, part 2 17:52 Read by MaryAnn
The Singer, part 3 29:11 Read by MaryAnn
The Singer, part 4 28:50 Read by MaryAnn
The Deserted House, part 1 40:09 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Deserted House, part 2 24:13 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Safety Match, part 1 28:35 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Safety Match, part 2 21:13 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Knights of Industry, part 1 23:50 Read by Katie Riley
Knights of Industry, part 2 22:13 Read by Katie Riley
Knights of Industry, part 3 23:17 Read by Katie Riley
Knights of Industry, part 4 21:35 Read by Katie Riley
Knights of Industry, part 5 23:07 Read by Katie Riley
Knights of Industry, part 6 22:20 Read by Katie Riley
The Amputated Arms 36:13 Read by MaryAnn
The Manuscript 22:21 Read by Linda Hogan
The Sealed Room 12:45 Read by Matthew Reece
The Rector of Veilbye, part 1 31:28 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Rector of Veilbye, part 2 36:53 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Reviews

Very good mystery collection!

(4 stars)

Thus far, vol. 5 is the most consistently enjoyable volume I've read in the 6-volume series. I especially enjoyed Lars Rolander's narration. Overall the readers were excellent, and the audio quality was great, with the exception of some trivial noise in a couple of the recordings. There are no stories that I felt I couldn't listen to because of the quality. If you like mystery stories, give this book a try because these are well written stories you most likely have not read before.

well read

(3 stars)

all very well read stories. good readers, easy to understand. consistently good sound quality. my problem lie with the mystery, detective elements. it's my first time with this collection and I'm afraid I'm just not very impressed. seems more like a random collection of not very interesting stories. and very few detective ones, which is what I was looking for. but thank you to the readers anyway. your work is still greatly appreciated.