The Avenger


Read by Tom Weiss

(4.3 stars; 109 reviews)

Herbert Wrayson, a bachelor returns to his flat one night to find a young lady rifling his desk. He questions her and finds she thought she was in the apartment of his neighbor, Morris Barnes, who lives above him. While he is on the telephone, she quietly slips out of his flat and heads to Barnes’ abode. A few hours later, she is once again at his door – this time looking scared and faint. She asks Wrayson to escort her downstairs as the hallway is unlit. As they emerge, a hansom sits at the doorway with Morris Barnes in it. But, they discover that Barnes has been strangled. Wrayson soon learns that the young lady is the estranged older daughter of a club acquaintance, retired Colonel Fitzmaurice. He also discovers that he has fallen in love with her. The big question however, has he fallen for a murderess? How can he discover the truth? In typical Oppenheim style, this “whodunit” weaves a tangled web and one must wait until the end to discover the surprising truth. (Summary by Tom Weiss)

(7 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1 & 2 21:52 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 3 & 4 21:42 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 5 & 6 20:09 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 7 & 8 21:49 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 9 & 10 21:34 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 11 & 12 24:01 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 13 & 14 20:04 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 15 & 16 26:01 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 17 & 18 17:32 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 19 & 20 20:01 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 21 & 22 21:32 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 23 & 24 22:05 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 25 & 26 23:15 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 27 & 28 19:36 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 29 & 30 22:02 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 31 & 32 22:52 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 33 & 34 22:28 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 35 & 36 21:43 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 37 & 38 24:02 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 39 & 40 19:19 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 41 & 42 20:32 Read by Tom Weiss

Reviews

Awesome mystery

(5 stars)

This is a very great mystery and very well narrated by Tom Weiss I found the ending very good and surprising not what I expected at all. My first time listening to this author ,but will not be the last for sure. I too highly recommend this book. Thanks Tom for your usual great job and selection

(5 stars)

Well read ! Great long story of romance intrigue and a glimpse of society in London and the continent placed sometime in the early part of the 19th century... Again a story with great dialogue and a depth of characters which is a great joy to experience...

Highly recommend.

(5 stars)

This is a great murder mystery. I can always count on Tom Weiss for an excellent narration. He's one of the best and it does make a difference. Enjoy the interesting characters, twists and turns, and the thoughtful ending.

Great Book Excellent Reader

(5 stars)

Another great book read by Tom Weiss, quite arguably the best reader on LibriVox. So good! So real!

(5 stars)

WOW! Now it will be hard to find another book that is just as good.

My favorite

(5 stars)

this is my favorite by this author very suspenseful and well-written excellent rating by Tom Weiss very appreciative of the time that he spent recording these

Very enjoyable

(5 stars)

The narration was wonderful! Each chapter kept you guessing, and I was pretty shocked when I started to put it all together.

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

(5 stars)

A fine mystery, resolved in a most satisfactory fashion. Many thanks to TW for his many superb readings.