That Affair at Elizabeth

Read by Cate Barratt

(4.5 stars; 403 reviews)

A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (Summary by Cathy Barratt) (5 hr 1 min)


01 - Chapters I and II 13:36 Read by Cate Barratt
02 - Chapters III & IV 18:58 Read by Cate Barratt
03 - Chapter V 19:40 Read by Cate Barratt
04 - Chapters VI & VII 17:22 Read by Cate Barratt
05 - Chapter VIII 13:39 Read by Cate Barratt
06 - Chapters IX & X 30:11 Read by Cate Barratt
07 - Chapter XI 21:08 Read by Cate Barratt
08 - Chapters XII & XIII 23:53 Read by Cate Barratt
09 - Chapters XIV & XV 19:28 Read by Cate Barratt
10 - Chapters XVI & XVII 18:50 Read by Cate Barratt
11 - Chapters XVIII & XIX 18:51 Read by Cate Barratt
12 - Chapters XX & XXI 20:31 Read by Cate Barratt
13 - Chapers XXII & XXIII 24:51 Read by Cate Barratt
14 - Chapters XXIV & XXV 20:05 Read by Cate Barratt
15 - Chapters XXVI & XXVII 20:41 Read by Cate Barratt


Just when.....

(5 stars)

I thought I had figured out early on in the novel, one of the secrets of why Marsha had left her wedding day. I was close but still not quite. This story has so many twists and turns, it will keep you guessing right to the end. The narrator Cathy Barratt, did a really fabulous job. I think I detect a Canadian accent, very lovely. I will look for other narrations of hers.

wow just wow!

(5 stars)

just when you think you have it figured out.... nope! lol it twists all the way until the end, literally the last few sentences throw you for a loop.. definitely worth the long story for that ending. enjoy


(5 stars)

Oh how I love mysteries that are hard to solve. very well read. professional job.

Excellent story!

(5 stars)

On the day they are supposed to be married, Marcia flees from Bert, leaving a note saying they can never be married. Bert engages his friend, a lawyer and investigator, to find where she has gone. The investigation leads Lester to the house next door to Marcia's, where he begins to suspect something much more sinister is going on than just a missing wife. Why did Marcia run away, and why does it appear that Marcia's mother is in collusion with those that live next door, who might be responsible for Marcia's disappearance? The reader is excellent, and so is the quality of the recordings. Enjoy!

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this mystery very much! My third book by this author and these characters. I thought I had the mystery solved early on but was way off base! Many great twists & turns and a very good mystery to the end! Very well narrated by Care Barratt of whom I have only heard two books narrated and hope she does many more for I really enjoyed her reading! Very good story and narration, I really recommend this to all mystery lovers.

A pretty good story

(3.5 stars)

This is a pretty good story and it is certainly well read. I did not guess the ending and I will look for other mysteries by this author.

big t

(4 stars)

very long but worth it.

Marred by outdated cultural norms

(3 stars)

The story is engaging, but the constant references to the spotless, peerless bride who disappeared are exceedingly over done. A side plot felt unconnected to the main plot, and the resolution of the mystery was predictable. On the other hand, I did enjoy the interaction between Lester and Godfrey. Overall, just tolerable. Excellent reader.