Colonel Thorndyke's Secret


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(4.5 stars; 24 reviews)

Intrigue, murder, highwaymen... A British soldier serving in India has stolen a diamond bracelet from a Hindu idol. The bracelet comes into the possession of Colonel Thorndyke, who is subsequently sent home to England, where he dies of wounds received and bequeaths the bracelet to his relatives, having told his brother about it, but not its location. Meanwhile, the theft has caused a stir in India, and the Hindu faithful regard it as their religious duty to reclaim the jewel at any cost. Also published under the title: "The Brahmin's Treasure". (Summary by Lynne Thompson) (13 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 32:35 Read by Lynne T
Chapter II 32:52 Read by Lynne T
Chapter III 32:55 Read by Lynne T
Chapter IV 34:51 Read by Lynne T
Chapter V 47:18 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter VI 36:08 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter VII 44:47 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter VIII 39:28 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter IX 37:03 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter X 41:18 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XI 33:27 Read by Gertrude Durette
Chapter XII 34:13 Read by Lynne T
Chapter XIII 45:15 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XIV 36:10 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XV 40:27 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XVI 39:35 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XVII 39:26 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XVIII 34:57 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XIX 34:38 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XX 30:06 Read by Nick Bulka
Chapter XXI 33:45 Read by Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
Chapter XXII 41:35 Read by Nick Bulka

Reviews

TWO MYSTERIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

(5 stars)

This is probably the best Henty novel that I have read. It is unfortunate that the main reader set his record volume too low to be hrard easily. Another take on this British legend is offered by Wilkie Collins in his novel THE MOONSTONE. I highly recommend this work by the master of mystery of his day.

Great story

(4 stars)

An excellent story is ruined by multiple readers of extremely opposite reading styles, made worse by the fact that not all reading by one individual is done consecutively. I love Ms. Durette's grandmotherly voice. She is by far the easiest to understand.