The Breaking Point


Read by Nicholas Clifford

(4.5 stars; 360 reviews)

Mary Roberts Rinehart -- "America's Agatha Christie," as she used to be called -- set this story in a New York suburban town, shortly after the end of the first world war. Dick Livingstone is a young, successful doctor, who in the course of events becomes engaged to Elizabeth Wheeler. But there is a mystery about his past, and he thinks himself honor-bound to unravel it before giving himself to her in marriage. In particular, a shock of undetermined origin has wiped out his memory prior to roughly the last decade. Rinehart, who presumably had been reading, or reading about, the then popular Sigmund Freud, plays on what today is called "repressed memory," as she takes Dick into his past, and into the dangers that, unknown to him, lurk there. Is she correct about the behavior of memory? Who knows? After all, this is not a clinical treatise, but a work of fiction, one of the thrillers that made her such a popular writer of the earlier twentieth century.(Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

(11 hr 27 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 18:08 Read by Nicholas Clifford
02 - Chapter II 11:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford
03 - Chapter III 22:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford
04 - Chapter IV 6:27 Read by Nicholas Clifford
05 - Chapter V 9:51 Read by Nicholas Clifford
06 - Chapter VI 7:41 Read by Nicholas Clifford
07 - Chapter VII 15:15 Read by Nicholas Clifford
08 - Chapter VIII 9:34 Read by Nicholas Clifford
09 - Chapter IX 7:20 Read by Nicholas Clifford
10 - Chapter X 7:45 Read by Nicholas Clifford
11 - Chapter XI 21:58 Read by Nicholas Clifford
12 - Chapter XII 12:53 Read by Nicholas Clifford
13 - Chapter XIII 23:27 Read by Nicholas Clifford
14 - Chapter XIV 16:15 Read by Nicholas Clifford
15 - Chapter XV 12:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford
16 - Chapter XVI 16:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford
17 - Chapter XVII 8:31 Read by Nicholas Clifford
18 - Chapter XVIII 9:41 Read by Nicholas Clifford
19 - Chapter XIX 10:23 Read by Nicholas Clifford
20 - Chapter XX 8:41 Read by Nicholas Clifford
21 - Chapter XXI 14:24 Read by Nicholas Clifford
22 - Chapter XXII 16:09 Read by Nicholas Clifford
23 - Chapter XXIII 14:34 Read by Nicholas Clifford
24 - Chapter XXIV 18:12 Read by Nicholas Clifford
25 - Chapter XXV 19:50 Read by Nicholas Clifford
26 - Chapter XXVI 13:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford
27 - Chapter XXVII 15:31 Read by Nicholas Clifford
28 - Chapter XXVIII 14:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford
29 - Chapter XXIX 10:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford
30 - Chapter XXX 11:03 Read by Nicholas Clifford
31 - Chapter XXXI 16:57 Read by Nicholas Clifford
32 - Chapter XXXII 14:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford
33 - Chapter XXXIII 13:18 Read by Nicholas Clifford
34 - Chapter XXIV 15:09 Read by Nicholas Clifford
35 - Chapter XXXV 18:40 Read by Nicholas Clifford
36 - Chapter XXXVI 15:40 Read by Nicholas Clifford
37 - Chapter XXXVII 9:08 Read by Nicholas Clifford
38 - Chapter XXXVIII 21:25 Read by Nicholas Clifford
39 - Chapter XXXIX 21:31 Read by Nicholas Clifford
40 - Chapter XL 20:45 Read by Nicholas Clifford
41 - Chapter XLI 25:28 Read by Nicholas Clifford
42 - Chapter XLII 18:07 Read by Nicholas Clifford
43 - Chapter XLIII 6:02 Read by Nicholas Clifford
44 - Chapter XLIV 11:34 Read by Nicholas Clifford
45 - Chapter XLV 17:02 Read by Nicholas Clifford
46 - Chapter XLVI 9:16 Read by Nicholas Clifford
47 - Chapter XLVII 19:24 Read by Nicholas Clifford
48 - Chapter XLVIII 6:25 Read by Nicholas Clifford

Reviews

Awesome story - loved it

(5 stars)

Fortunately, he has earned some friends who want to help him, but will it be too little, too late? Can he reclaim his position as a doctor and fiance? Reader was excellent, no complaints. I really enjoyed this story.

(4 stars)

A very good book. I felt a variety of emotions from sadness to joy. A writing of life where all is not rosey. Really enjoyed this narrator. He did a great job and it makes a difference.

A very enjoyed leisurely listen

(5 stars)

The reader has a perfect narrator's voice! The story is intriguing; although a bit slow moving it is very well-woven and worth the patience to slowly experience all the angles.

Bang'n - Intense - Ride of Emotions

(5 stars)

Mary Roberts Rinehart writes with both passion & wisdom, born of an understanding of Human Nature, whereby Men & Women, alike, can enjoy her Novels.

Rinehart Does It Again!

(5 stars)

Between the well done narration and another finely crafted Rinehart novel, Librivox conspires to hit another one out of the park!

very drawn out

(3 stars)

N. Clifford is a first-rate reader. The book is about twice as long as it needs to be, however.

(5 stars)

Excellent reading and quite a fine story. I was surprised. I'll be listening to more of the author's work and the reader's.

The Breaking Point

(5 stars)

I loved this book. The plot was easy followed, gripping with lots of twists. Very nicely recorded.