The Port of Missing Men

Read by MaryAnn

(4.6 stars; 204 reviews)

Shirley Claiborne is fascinated by the tall handsome man named John Armitage who seemed to follow her and her brother, Captain Claiborne, as they traveled around Europe. Count von Stroebel had urged Armitage to do something for Austria. Now von Stroebel was dead – cut down by an assassin’s bullet – and Jules Chauvenet is one step closer to seeing the corrupt and worthless Francis ascend to the throne. When Shirley and Captain Claiborne sail for their home in Washington D.C., Armitage follows them. Monsieur Chauvenet also follows, but is he following Shirley or the mysterious John Armitage? And just who is John Armitage? (Introduction by MaryAnn) (7 hr 50 min)


01 - "Events, Events" 24:07 Read by MaryAnn
02 - The Claibornes, of Washington 19:31 Read by MaryAnn
03 - Dark Tidings 14:00 Read by MaryAnn
04 - John Armitage a Prisoner 15:55 Read by MaryAnn
05 - A Lost Cigarette Case 15:13 Read by MaryAnn
06 - Toward the Western Stars 14:28 Read by MaryAnn
07 - On the Dark Deck 17:28 Read by MaryAnn
08 - "The King is Dead; Long Live the King" 20:38 Read by MaryAnn
09 - "This is America, Mr. Armitage" 18:50 Read by MaryAnn
10 - John Armitage is Shadowed 16:23 Read by MaryAnn
11- The Toss of a Napkin 11:49 Read by MaryAnn
12 - A Camp in the Mountains 23:26 Read by MaryAnn
13 - The Lady of the Pergola 15:56 Read by MaryAnn
14 - An Enforced Interview 10:50 Read by MaryAnn
15 - Shirley Learns a Secret 17:04 Read by MaryAnn
16 - Narrow Margins 10:58 Read by MaryAnn
17 - A Gentleman in Hiding 8:47 Read by MaryAnn
18 - An Exchange of Messages 17:40 Read by MaryAnn
19 - Captain Claiborne on Duty 11:54 Read by MaryAnn
20 - The First Ride Together 20:27 Read by MaryAnn
21 - The Comedy of a Sheepfold 19:34 Read by MaryAnn
22 - The Prisoner at the Bungalow 23:57 Read by MaryAnn
23 - The Verge of the Morning 12:56 Read by MaryAnn
24 - The Attack in the Road 13:34 Read by MaryAnn
25 - The Port of Missing Men 19:43 Read by MaryAnn
26 - "Who Are You, John Armitage?" 23:21 Read by MaryAnn
27 - Decent Burial 13:08 Read by MaryAnn
28 - John Armitage 18:24 Read by MaryAnn


Wonderfully, Artfully Written & Read

(5 stars)

This was a thriller, from beginning to end. Laugh out loud wit & even some tears, were surprisingly, evoked from me through this book. The Woman's voice was seductive, playful & perfectly suited to the story. My only disappointment was that I reached the end.

Great mystery

(5 stars)

This one did catch me off guard, I didn't see the ending coming. The summary covers the plot nicely. The story surrounds the mysterious John Armitage. Who is he, and how is he related to the goings-on in Austria? The reader did an excellent job, and the recordings are excellent. This was a very enjoyable story.

Intrigue of a high order

(4 stars)

Well-written, well narrated. Usually, international intrigue is not my preference for reading/listening. However, this was so well narrated, I became hooked into the characters as well as the plot fairly early on. Definitely worth a listen regardless of the genres you may prefer.


(4.5 stars)

I am very fond of this reader despite her few errors such as row and row...just enough change in voice to register reality... enough characters and plot to maintain interest and a little romance...intrigue and bravery seal the fate of this tale, for me


(4 stars)

With a rather farfetched plot and protagonists who seemed to have emerged from a fairy tale, I am still giving this 4 stars because of Mary Anne, the volunteer reader.

Fun book

(4 stars)

Fun book to listen to, but quite a few (easy) words were mispronounced which was quite distracting at times. I still enjoyed it and appreciated the otherwise excellent reading.

good book

(3 stars)

The book is pretty good, and the reader is expressive and enthusiastic, although she mispronounces a lot of words. If you overlook this, you'll probably enjoy.

surprising book very good reading

(4.5 stars)

I wasn't expecting much from this espionage novel, but it was very entertaining with some interesting marginal reflections on monarchies and democracy