The Staircase at the Heart's Delight

Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

(4.1 stars; 92 reviews)

Detective Ebenezer Gryce tells the story of the case with which he begun his career in 1840. Several wealthy men were drowned and washed ashore in New York City, and the first clue leads to a dubious money lender... (Summary by Carolin) (0 hr 54 min)


Part I 16:21 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Part II 19:42 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Part III 18:52 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr


Good Story; Great Narrator

(5 stars)

Each to their own, but I really enjoyed this reader's narration of another wonderful AKG story. I find the reader's voice very calm but the tone and intonation perfectly engaging. One of my favourite readers to be honest (though I certainly appreciate all the volunteers who contribute to Librivox in any capacity). Though as I said, each to their own and few narrators will be to everyone's liking.

Eerie AKG short story

(4 stars)

This creepy short story features Detective Gryce in his younger years trying to solve the murders of many drowned wealthy older men. To do so, he has to go undercover into the seedy underbelly of the city. I enjoyed this story, and Carolin's reading was very good, as usual. There were a few words that were slightly mispronounced, but nothing that took away from the enjoyment of the story.

Good mystery bad narrator

(3 stars)

Good mystery but very hard to deal with narrator's style and not first time a good story has been ruined by this reader. I always have given great praise to all the volenteers for time & great readings just not my type of narrator if she is yours then enjoy!

Staircase at the hearts delight.

(5 stars)

Good short story in the usual style of this author. Unlike the previous reviewer I enjoyed the reader who has a deep but easily understood Netherlands accent to her voice that adds interest for me.

(5 stars)

I have came back and listened to this book and enjoyed it very much I have since my first review listened to many of Carolin's narrations and have become very fond of them! Good mystery and narration! Thanks Carolin

(3.5 stars)

ok. If your time is limited this will fit your need. Not a particularly interesting story. I increased the speed of the reader to give it a more natural sound.


(5 stars)

AKG manages to create a suspenseful aura even in this brief story. A lot of credit goes to Carolin Kaiser, one of the best suspense readers.


(5 stars)

Endearingly told, a tale of high risk police work. Causes me to appreciate detective Gryce all the more. Must listen for fans of Anna Katherine Green.