The Mystery Of Cloomber

Read by Delmar H Dolbier

(4.1 stars; 280 reviews)

This novel is written by the author of, among other novels, the Stories of Sherlock Holmes. It is narrated by John Fothergill West, who tries to discover why the tenant of Cloomber Hall, General Heatherstone, is nervous to the point of being paranoid. Why are his fears becoming stronger every year at the fifth of October? And why doesn't he let his children leave home? This is a great mystery novel with a sharp twist at the end. (Summary by Wikipedia and Stav Nisser)

(5 hr 20 min)


A dramatic reading

(4 stars)

The reader's skill brought to life a list of strange characters; a bit of a weird story - but fun listening!

Great listen

(5 stars)

Although the narrator is somewhat hard to understand at times, this is a great listen! High quality writing and reading

wonderfully suspenseful story

(5 stars)

I have Previously reviewed Mr. Dolbier' read of this as outstanding... Still do. Noticed other reviewers did not agree and found the dialog difficult to understand. Too bad they did not allow time for their ears to grow accustomed to the totally accurate Scottish dialects which Mr. Dolbier used to add spice to his narration. Those dialects lifted the piece up from an ordinary reading to a theatrical presentation.

Most strange accent?

(3 stars)

I could not fathom for the life of me what accent the narator was trying to replicate, I found it quite distracting.


(4.5 stars)

I found it hard to understand the reader at times.

(4.5 stars)

can't wait to hear this reader again.excellent job on this book.

typical Doyle .. good lymie accents

(4 stars)

great story, engaging reader

(5 stars)

Don't be put off by bad reviews of this reader. He's a very good reader and does what he can to do different voices and to make the story engaging. It is not at all easy to read a story aloud in a fluid, intelligible, entertaining manner. This guy is very good in his own way. Just because someone's style isn't to your tastes doesn't mean you are justified in running down the work he did for free and for your enjoyment.