The Crystal Stopper

Read by Cate Barratt

(4.6 stars; 112 reviews)

During a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq a crime is committed, and two accomplices of Arsène Lupin are arrested by the police. One is guilty of the crime, the other innocent, but both will be sentenced to death. Lupin seeks to deliver the victim of a miscarriage of justice, but struggles against Deputy Daubrecq's ruthless blackmailer, who has an incriminating document hidden in a crystal stopper. (Summary by Wikipedia) (6 hr 54 min)


01 - The Arrests 30:37 Read by Cate Barratt
02 - Eight From Nine Leaves One 30:50 Read by Cate Barratt
03 - The Home Life of Alexis Daubrecq 30:30 Read by Cate Barratt
04 - The Chief of the Enemies 27:05 Read by Cate Barratt
05 - The Twenty-Seven 38:32 Read by Cate Barratt
06 - The Death-Sentence 40:36 Read by Cate Barratt
07 - The Profile of Napoleon 30:11 Read by Cate Barratt
08 - The Lovers' Tower 26:57 Read by Cate Barratt
09 - In the Dark 30:59 Read by Cate Barratt
10 - Extra-Dry? 26:04 Read by Cate Barratt
11 - The Cross of Lorraine 35:25 Read by Cate Barratt
12 - The Scaffold 24:26 Read by Cate Barratt
13 - The Last Battle 42:30 Read by Cate Barratt


Intrigue, Subterfuge, & an Adventurous Rogue

(5 stars)

Our less than stellar Hero, the irrepressible Arséne Lupin, is working against near insurmountable odds to see the innocent free & the guilty, sans himself, punished in this book, expertly read by our Cathy Barratt. Win/Win combination,,,

Terrific Adventure

(5 stars)

Another exciting tale of the ever so smart Arsène Lupin, with great odds, never in his favor, being overcome through sheer wit & cunning. The LibriVox volunteer, Cate Barratt is far and away, my favorite narrator, with a soothing voice and perfect English and French pronunciation, in this book. Her Latin's great as well, by the way. I truly enjoyed this story.

More Lupin Adventure Yay!

(5 stars)

A document is needed to save the life of a beloved co-conspirator who is doomed to the gallows, and Arsine Lupin is determined to find it, but the criminal in the case seems to be a step ahead of him all the time! The criminal is also allied with the police force who are more interested in stopping Lupin than stopping him. Can Lupin find the document before it is too late? Excellent story, excellent reading. Enjoy!


(5 stars)

Such a great story. LeBlanc has a way of holding your attention thru all the ups and downs, testing your faith in Lupin all the way through the story. Well read by Ms. Cate

well read!

(5 stars)

Leblanc’s master criminal at his finest and a fine reader to tell this story. Reader’s French pronunciation is the best of any LibriVox reader I’ve heard.

good book

(5 stars)

many thanks to the reader, really pleasant, the book is a good, it kept me on my nerves till the last 10 mn

A lovely read

(5 stars)

This was worth it just one of my favorites gentleman thief/detective ever and narrated by the captivating voice of Cathy Barratt.


(5 stars)

Leblanc's stories bristle with wit, charm, ingenuity, and humor. Cate Barratt is an unparalleled reader. So grateful!