The Leavenworth Case


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

(4.6 stars; 175 reviews)

Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name. She was never very successful as an author, but the technical excellence of her books caused several law schools to use The Leavenworth Case as a textbook in some of their classes, as an example of how misleading circumstantial evidence can be.

(10 hr 34 min)

Chapters

"A Great Case" 13:06 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Coroner's Inquest 9:00 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Facts and Deductions 28:00 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
A Clue 10:09 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Expert Testimony 12:49 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Side-Lights 9:43 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Mary Leavenworth 12:55 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Circumstantial Evidence 23:50 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
A Discovery 15:18 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Mr. Gryce Receives New Impetus 17:26 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Summons 11:34 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Eleanore 11:24 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Problem 13:16 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Mr. Gryce At Home 19:21 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Ways Opening 16:25 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Will of a Millionaire 7:20 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Beginning of Great Surprises 17:47 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
On the Stairs 11:54 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
In My Office 11:23 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
"Trueman! Trueman! Trueman!" 9:54 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
A Prejudice 11:16 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Patch-Work 28:54 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Story of a Charming Woman 14:54 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
A Report Followed by Smoke 15:21 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Timothy Cook 12:03 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Mr. Gryce Explains Himself 18:05 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Amy Belden 10:46 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
A Weird Experience 22:27 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Missing Witness 8:19 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Burned Paper 10:21 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Q 17:16 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Mrs. Belden's Narrative 47:54 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Unexpected Testimony 10:11 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Mr. Gryce Resumes Control 27:34 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Fine Work 20:58 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Gathered Threads 14:30 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Culmination 18:03 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
A Full Confession 35:35 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
The Outcome of a Great Crime 7:15 Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Reviews

Awesome story

(5 stars)

I have listened to this book 3x now, it is very good. The hero of the story finds himself in love with the person accused of the murder of her uncle, but the crime doesn't make sense. There seems to be no motive. The desire to save her makes him dig in attempt to find the truth, since his beloved will not tell him anything, but refuses to speak. The story has lots of twists and turns, and I like the reader, her voice is very soothing, and her recordings are top-notch, no background sounds or anything of that type. Definitely give this book a listen, you won't regret it.

Kept me guessing to the end

(5 stars)

This is the second book I've listened to by this author and I must say she is quite a powerful weaver of mysteries. This book, with its seemingly straight-forward clues, pretty convincingly frames one suspect, with another lesser suspect presenting itself in the back of your mind. Only when all is revealed at the end does all become clear. Aha! Well worth listening to, and especially so because of the fabulous job this particular Librivox volunteer does with her reading of this book.

Excellently written and read

(5 stars)

This was my first book by this author, but I will look for more by her. The story was well written and kept my interest throughout. The ending took me by surprise, which shows how well the story was woven. The reader did a fabulous job! Kudos all around.

Hit me out of left field

(4 stars)

I enjoyed the story - Kirsten Ferreri is an excellent reader and very easy to listen to. Lot of things weaving in and out here, but even so, I thought the ending came totally out of left field.

Made me an AKG fan

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this story. It was one of those stories where you kept wondering who the bad guy was. Well written and kept me hooked from the start. The narration was good as well. Highly recomend.

Excellent

(5 stars)

Anna Katherine Green can turn a tale and leave me guessing as to the outcome. I highly recommend her. Also, the narrator did a fine job. I felt that she correctly adjusted her cadance following the first chapter. Her seamless reading enabled me to enjoy the story without distraction.

Mystery

(5 stars)

I thank God for introducing Anna Katherine Green to me. This is one of her greatest, of course that's true of most of her books. Kristen reads so well. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all your work. Best mystery! !!!!!!

Murder in 1878

(5 stars)

Ripping yarn brilliantly read. Don't see the problem of reader's gender, plus the two main protagonists are female, so a male reader would face same situation. The sensibilities of the era are fascinating also.