The Gloved Hand


Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.4 stars; 125 reviews)

Mr. Lester, a private investigator, and his friend Godfrey are caught up in a strange case that takes them to a large estate in the country where at midnight they witness a mysterious "falling star" that appears to burst into a shower of sparks over two white robed figures standing in the air. There is a young lady in a flowing white dress and many more twists and complications before the mystery is solved. (Summary by Don W. Jenkins)

(6 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Chapter I The Falling Star 11:06 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter II A Strange Neighbor 8:53 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter III The Drama in the Garden 11:33 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter IV Enter Freddie Swain 13:35 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter V A Call for Help 13:55 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter VI The Scream in the Night 12:01 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter VII The Tragedy 12:47 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter VIII A Fresh Enigma 16:18 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter IX First Steps 16:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter X The White Priest of Siva 13:27 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XI Swain's Story 13:45 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XII Guesses at the Riddle 15:04 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XIII Francisco Silva 16:49 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XIV The Finger-Prints 15:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XV The Chain Tightens 23:37 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XVI Miss Vaughan's Story 16:14 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XVII The Verdict 16:49 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XVIII Building A Theory 15:11 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XIX The Yogi Conquers 16:44 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XX Checkmate! 15:26 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XXI The Vision in the Crystal 15:27 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XXII The Summons 12:33 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XXIII Deadly Peril 7:18 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XXIV Kismet! 13:25 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XXV The Blood-Stained Glove 15:12 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XXVI The Mystery Clears 21:59 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter XXVII The End of the Case 11:35 Read by Don W. Jenkins

Reviews

Contrast Comparison & Conclusion

(4.5 stars)

In the vein of 'Holmes'/'Watson', these «moreso friends» with 'Godfreys'-respectful-treatment of Lester & his enjoining mutual benefit to the 'relationship' is refreshing & intriging. The 'reading' is efficiant, entertaining and easy to follow. Interesting to find Godfrey as an 'original BLOGGER'. Relatively short [chapters] lend listening ease.

(5 stars)

I typically avoid stories involving religion but am glad I gave this one a try. While religion was a central theme it didn't take the story over nor annoy me with its ridiculousness. It was more of a drama than mystery for me as I felt I knew who the murderer was the entire time but wasn't sure how he could be figured out. I like the relationship between Godfrey & Mr. Lester. The description says the latter is a detective but he's a lawyer & Godfrey is a newspaper man. I disagree with the unnamed reviewer. I only heard one racial term & the reader pronounced it like the country as Niger. Also, the reader is perfect. He's a native English speaker without any accents. To make it even better he changed his voice for a few characters. This helped me to keep track of the characters better. I'm going to look for more books read by him.

(3 stars)

Stevenson's usual storytelling flair at work, but the racism was a little too thick for me. Also, though the reader was clear and well-paced, his vocal characterizations for some characters seemed inconsistent with the author's descriptions of them, which was distracting.

Great old fashioned mystery

(4.5 stars)

This reader is one of my favs. The story kept my interest and was fun to listen to. I think this author had a good time imagining his story plot. By today's (2019) standards it would be a bit simplistic but for the time, makes perfect sense. I enjoyed hearing how Brooklyn was the country, filled with large wooded estates.

it's ok

(3.5 stars)

my biggest complaint is that there were clues I picked up on long before the characters. Godfrey is supposed to be a detective yet misses a lot. I waited several chapters for them to figure out what I already knew. otherwise, it was fine.

Good Stry

(4 stars)

Good Story. narration was good, although some of the voices had to make me chuckle. but this in no way took away from the enjoyment of the story if anything it added to it

fun twists on con artists & murder

(3 stars)

Con artist, murder, romance - fun & relatively easy to figure. Pleasant for a "get away" tale. Well narrated by Don W. Jenkins.

interesting &wellread

(4.5 stars)

although the plot was well woven I find the most interesting the author's reveling of new detective insights most interesting. thank you reader and Librox!!