The Filigree Ball


Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

(4.2 stars; 54 reviews)

[The Moore House] was standing when Washington was a village. It antedates the Capitol and the White House. Built by a man of wealth, it bears to this day the impress of the large ideas and quiet elegance of colonial times; but the shadow which speedily fell across it made it a marked place even in those early days. While it has always escaped the hackneyed epithet of "haunted," families that have moved in have as quickly moved out, giving as their excuse that no happiness was to be found there and that sleep was impossible under its roof.

That there was some reason for this lack of rest within walls which were not without their tragic reminiscences, all must acknowledge. Death had often occurred there, and while this fact can be stated in regard to most old houses, it is not often that one can say, as in this case, that it was invariably sudden and invariably of one character. A lifeless man, lying outstretched on a certain hearthstone, might be found once in a house and awaken no special comment; but when this same discovery has been made twice, if not thrice, during the history of a single dwelling, one might surely be pardoned a distrust of its seemingly home-like appointments, and discern in its slowly darkening walls the presence of an evil which if left to itself might perish in the natural decay of the place, but which, if met and challenged, might strike again and make another blot on its thrice-crimsoned hearthstone. - Excerpt from Chapter I (12 hr 5 min)

Chapters

'The Moore House?' 14:06 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
I Enter 32:40 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
I Remain 40:02 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Signed, Veronica 25:52 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Master and Dog 19:57 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Gossip 34:43 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Sly Work 25:05 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Slyer Woes 14:43 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Jinny 7:13 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Francis Jeffrey 32:01 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Details, Part 1 21:34 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Details, Part 2 24:45 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Thrust and Parry 24:02 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chiefly Thrust 20:53 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
'Let Us Have Tallman!' 12:02 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
White Bow and Pink, Part 1 14:15 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
White Bow and Pink, Part 2 34:47 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
An Egotist of the First Water 16:30 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
A Fresh Start 29:54 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
In the Grass 18:39 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
In Tampa 11:17 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
'The Colonel's Own', Part 1 26:52 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
'The Colonel's Own', Part 2 28:46 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
The Heart of the Puzzle 23:45 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
A Thread in Hand 30:48 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Words in the Night, Part 1 23:05 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Words in the Night, Part 2 26:46 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Tantalizing Tactics 15:07 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
'Who Will Tell the Man!', Part 1 22:04 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
'Who Will Tell the Man!', Part 2 23:03 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Rudge 21:15 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
'You Have Come!' 8:29 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Reviews

A Good One

(3.5 stars)

This was a good story that had me guessing. I am glad I listened as I did enjoy it. The rating is compared to other AKG books that I like more, such as That Affair Next Door, which is one example. If I hadn't listened to several of her books already I may have rated this a tad higher.

Difficult to listen too

(1 stars)

I could not get past the first chapter. The reader was very painful to listen too. Could someone else perhaps read this book?

(1 stars)

While I love Anna KATHERINE Green I am puzzled by the reader -CAROLYN whose devotion to giving her time to reading the whole of this book is commendable. This reader has such a dull slow and deliberate style of reading that she made me stop listening after a few sentences. She reads the whole book it appears. As English is clearly her second language this style might be more suitable for reading in her first language. I am disappointed not to be able to enjoy this book which I expect to be as usual, excellent.

good story

(4 stars)

Another good one by AKG. I appreciate the dedication of one person who reads the entire story as I think it makes it easier to listen to and follow. this reader does have an unusual cadence but she's also easy to understand even though she has an accent.

Painful! ;(

(0.5 stars)

I made it 2 minutes in before I tried to shove a pencil in my ear! I would rather listen to Noah Brown read, and that's sad! could be a great story, sadly I will never know! :(

Another great story by AKG!

(4.5 stars)

Climax a bit "unbelievable" for me, but as usual, very well written and narrated. Characterization was lacking, did not care for any of them. Still, a good story. I enjoyed it.

Good story-reading not so much

(3.5 stars)

hard to follow story when read with a monotone. I appreciate effort but...

Not good.

(0.5 stars)

I love the author but couldn't get past the first few chapters. The reader was excruciating.