The Queen of Hearts


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(4.4 stars; 48 reviews)

The elderly Brothers Owen, Morgan and Griffith live a quiet, retired life in the countryside, which is turned upside-down by Griffith's ward, the young Jessie Yelverton. Originally, her visit to them was to last only six weeks, but for a very certain reason, the gentlemen must find a way to prolong her visit and get Jessie to stay for ten more days. To make her stay, they promise to tell her an entertaining and exciting story each night... - Summary by Carolin (15 hr 47 min)

Chapters

Dedication 2:38 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter I - Ourselves 11:48 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter II - Our Dilemma, part 1 14:38 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter II - Our Dilemma, part 2 24:05 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter III - Our Queen of Hearts 14:50 Read by Mary J
Chapter IV - Our Grand Project, part 1 14:17 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter IV - Our Grand Project, part 2 22:58 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter IV - Our Grand Project, part 3 18:48 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter IV - Our Grand Project, part 4 23:03 Read by Peter John Keeble
Brother Griffith's Story of the Family Secret - Chapter I 18:43 Read by Greg Giordano
Brother Griffith's Story of the Family Secret - Chapter II 12:29 Read by Greg Giordano
Brother Griffith's Story of the Family Secret - Chapter III 18:37 Read by Greg Giordano
Brother Morgan's Story of the Dream-Woman - Chapter I 6:44 Read by Lynne T
Brother Morgan's Story of the Dream-Woman - Chapter II 16:24 Read by Lynne T
Brother Morgan's Story of the Dream-Woman - Chapter III 18:53 Read by Lynne T
Brother Morgan's Story of the Dream-Woman - Chapter IV 22:15 Read by Lynne T
Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton - Chapter I 14:34 Read by Arnold
Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton - Chapter II 17:52 Read by Arnold
Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton - Chapter III 20:39 Read by Claire M
Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton - Chapter IV 30:10 Read by Claire M
Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton - Chapter V 39:19 Read by Arnold
Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton - Chapter VI, part 1 29:38 Read by Arnold
Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton - Chapter VI, part 2 18:20 Read by Arnold
Brother Morgan's Story of the Dead Hand, part 1 27:39 Read by Katrina Job
Brother Morgan's Story of the Dead Hand, part 2 31:45 Read by Katrina Job
Brother Griffith's Story of the Bitter Bit, part 1 20:23 Read by Greg Giordano
Brother Griffith's Story of the Bitter Bit, part 2 32:13 Read by Greg Giordano
Brother Griffith's Story of the Bitter Bit, part 3 19:00 Read by Greg Giordano
Brother Owen's Story of the Parson's Scruple - Chapter I 21:11 Read by beyondutopia
Brother Owen's Story of the Parson's Scruple - Chapter II 40:55 Read by beyondutopia
Brother Griffith's Story of a Plot in Private Life - Chapter I 31:31 Read by beyondutopia
Brother Griffith's Story of a Plot in Private Life - Chapter II 23:20 Read by sarahsyahiirah
Brother Griffith's Story of a Plot in Private Life - Chapter III 18:14 Read by Abigail W
Brother Griffith's Story of a Plot in Private Life - Chapter IV 12:58 Read by Abigail W
Brother Griffith's Story of a Plot in Private Life - Chapter V 24:35 Read by Abigail W
Brother Griffith's Story of a Plot in Private Life - Chapter VI, part 1 12:38 Read by ToddHW
Brother Griffith's Story of a Plot in Private Life - Chapter VI, part 2 23:48 Read by ToddHW
Brother Morgan's Story of Fauntleroy - Chapter I 12:21 Read by Arnold
Brother Morgan's Story of Fauntleroy - Chapter II 40:32 Read by Arnold
Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway, part 1 57:30 Read by beyondutopia
Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway, part 2 30:17 Read by beyondutopia
Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway, part 3 15:35 Read by beyondutopia
Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway, part 4 19:02 Read by beyondutopia

Reviews

Wonderful story


(4 stars)

Very easy to listen to with the exception of one reader who made it slightly painful. The story is an enjoyable one and worth consuming.

Sad and happy at the same time


(4 stars)

This is a series of stories within a story. The summary covers the plot. I will add, however, that the short stories are mostly very sad, almost as if the author wanted to make you unhappy so as to give you a huge lift when the happy ending finally happens. This is not your typical Wilkie Collins book. It is definitely a love story, sweet, and yet sad from all the experiences had by the three older men in the story. The quality of the recordings was fine, and the readers were also good. Thanks!

One narrator ruined it


(3 stars)

The story was OK but tedious at times. However, one of the readers was so bad that I just could not finish it. I appreciate the volunteers who donate their time and talent, but sometimes the book is ruined by poor reading. That was the case with this one.

poignant -- sense of resignation


(5 stars)

I agree -- not your typical Wilkie Collins work -- very poignant. I did like the detective work -- reminded me a bit of Collins's The Law and the Lady. Very good readings / readers. Nice emotional inflections / voicings.


(3 stars)

I have listened to most of the authors books now. This book didn't have many of the authors characteristic traits. I am glad I listened to it only because I wanted to listen to his complete library.

WHAT A BARGAIN


(5 stars)

The bargain is the bonus of 10 great short stories gracefully woven into the overall plot of this master storyteller. The readers did fine jobs. Don't miss this one.


(3 stars)

I would have give it a higher rating except for one reader was the most horrible reader . I almost think it was done on purpose

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(4.5 stars)

Very well read by adjusting the reader’s speeds all are excellent. The plot structure is well employed. An enjoyable experience