The Man Who Fell Through the Earth

Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.4 stars; 131 reviews)

A lawyer is leaving his office on the top floor of an office building. He sees the shadows of two men fighting through the clouded glass of an office door followed by a shot from the office across the hall. He goes to investigate. He finds no sign of either victim or assailant despite the fact that no one could have passed him in the hallway without being seen. A murder has been committed, that of the banker. Who is the murderer? A business associate, the banker’s beautiful ward, or a mysterious woman who had been in the office earlier? And what part, if any, was played by the amnesia victim pulled from the river; a man who insists that his earliest memory is of falling through a hole in the earth? (Summary by Richard Kilmer)

(6 hr 42 min)


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nice mystery

(5 stars)

Really well narrated by Richard Kilmer. I really enjoyed the hunt for Manning and the identity of the man who fell through the earth and who murdered the banker and why. I liked the story and it kept my interest throughout the story. Thanks to Richard for a great reading enjoy all of his works and thanks to LibriVox


(4 stars)

Good mystery with several issues to solve and is well narrated by Richard Kilmer. A murder, a missing person and , a man who has lost his memory of who he is makes for a very interesting mystery. Thanks Richard for your usual fine job.

Nicely done

(5 stars)

very engaging story filled with cleverly invented players. I love Zizi, the little sprite!!

One of my favorite narrators

(4 stars)

2019 - it's been several years of listening to this, I still enjoy it as it were the first time. I notice a few extra items that were missed before. Priceless enjoyment.

Great story

(5 stars)

I didn't think I was going to like this book, but it surprised me. It was very entertaining and the ending was a total surprise. The reader is very good and made it very enjoyable.

Twisty mystery

(5 stars)

Lots of red herrings and a mystery packed with murder, spies and brainy detective work.. Thanks to a good reader this Wells tale is captivating from beginning to happy end.

implausible ending

(3 stars)

Several odd characters, twist at the end was not believable. Reader has an odd cadence that takes some time to get used to.


(4.5 stars)

A nice tidy mystery with lots of dead-ends. Richard Kilmer is always enjoyable.