The Parasite


Read by Carl Vonnoh, III

(4.3 stars; 82 reviews)

Being a physiologist, Austin Gilroy is unconvinced that the occult is real. His friend Professor Wilson, however, is not only convinced that psychical powers are real, but eagerly desires that Gilroy should be persuaded. To this end, Wilson invites Austin to his house for a demonstration. The effect is that Austin, although still skeptical, now concedes that there is more in the matter than he at first believed. But when the psychic, Miss Penclosa, controls his actions to the point where he nearly murders his fiancee, Austin Gilroy doubts no longer. (summary by Carl V.)

(1 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 30:32 Read by Carl Vonnoh, III
Chapter 02 28:16 Read by Carl Vonnoh, III
Chapter 03 30:02 Read by Carl Vonnoh, III
Chapter 04 29:22 Read by Carl Vonnoh, III

Reviews

Gripping short story

(5 stars)

This is one of my favorite stories. I've listened to it several times. My favorite listening was while driving from NJ to GA with my 87 year old grandmother. Listening with her (she is a retired literature professor) gave me a fresh perspective and we enjoyed debating the ending! I still often listen to this story to help me fall asleep! Lol...

Great story

(4.5 stars)

As usual Mr. Doyle delivers great story. Bravo.

Very Nice With A Unseen Ending

(5 stars)

WOW!

(5 stars)

Doyle proves himself to be the equal of anyone with this brooding tale with its surprise ending. Despite the assertion of the conscious on-going control of a victim (which is known to be untrue), this story stands as a warning to petsons that they must never allow themselves to be hypnotized; post-hypnotic suggestions ( rather than remote soul transference) do, in fact, exist and can bear painful cosequences. The narrator did a fine job.

(5 stars)

great suspence story with unexpected ending

(4 stars)

It's an enjoyable short story. The reader is easy to listen too

The Parasite

(5 stars)

Another excellent short novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was beautifully read.