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The Angel of Terror

Gelesen von Lee Elliott

(4,437 Sterne; 87 Bewertungen)

When this was written, literary traditions still decreed beauty to be the outward sign of inner saintliness, whereas evil characters tended to be “ugly as sin.” Jean Briggerland defies these expectations by being every bit as angelically beautiful as she is sociopathic. So lovely that all around her are blinded to her guilt no matter how blatant her crimes, only Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer of her most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? He really, really shouldn’t count on it. Despite the book’s outrageously implausible plot, it nevertheless manages to keep one in suspense from first page to last. Advisory: Antiquated attitudes and occasional profanity will add unintentional humor to the charms of the story for some listeners but might offend others. (Summary by Lee Elliot) (6 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

8:33

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Chapter 02

13:16

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Chapter 03

14:10

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Chapter 04

8:42

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Chapter 05

10:01

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Chapter 06

6:43

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Chapter 07

13:03

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Chapter 08

9:41

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Chapter 09

9:58

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Chapter 10

10:43

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Chapter 11

7:22

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Chapter 12

11:58

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Chapter 13

12:23

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Chapter 14

8:24

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Chapter 15

8:07

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Chapter 16

7:26

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Chapter 17

11:06

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Chapter 18

6:13

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Chapter 19

8:53

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Chapter 20

10:52

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Chapter 21

5:24

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Chapter 22

8:05

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Chapter 23

8:26

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Chapter 24

7:48

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Chapter 25

7:34

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Chapter 26

4:06

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Chapter 27

12:11

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Chapter 28

14:57

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Chapter 29

14:57

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Chapter 30

10:39

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Chapter 31

11:57

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Chapter 32

9:26

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Chapter 33

10:16

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Chapter 34

10:08

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Chapter 35

8:54

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Chapter 36

5:58

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Chapter 37

10:55

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Chapter 38

13:05

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Chapter 39

10:16

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Chapter 40

7:05

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Chapter 41

13:03

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Bewertungen

Good story

(3 Sterne)

the plot was ok but I'm afraid the reader put on an affected voice which at times grated on the ears. I appreciate the time taken to record this but I wish people would just read in a normal voice it makes listening a much better experience

Why the heavy southern accent

(2 Sterne)

It's hard to understand why this reader chose to use a heavy southern accent for the character dialogues. It's disconcerting to hear text that is so obviously written with an English setting in mind but is read in a heavy American southern accent. A portion of the text is read without the southern accent so it appears that the accent is a deliberate choice. I just don't understand why this choice was made. The narrator speaks clearly and with feeling which is very nice and makes it a pleasure to hear her. The accent choice is very distracting in my opinion. Something similar is going on with the other recording of the same text as well. Perhaps I'm missing something.

Good story

(3 Sterne)

This is a well written story that takes place in England. As such, it was a little hard to hear it read as if it was taking place in the south. She did a good job reading, but the accent would have better suited a novel along the lines of To Kill a Mockingbird. If you haven't read this book before, it will be enjoyable, and I certainly appreciate the effort involved in reading a thing through. The story told is unusual given the time period, but it is historically accurate within that period of England. The book itself Isn't a classic, but it is an enjoyable read and/or listen.

Brilliantly, Amusingly Charming

(5 Sterne)

This, my 2nd Edgar Wallace Novel, was so delightfully wicked, that I avoided my typical errands, to lounge about listening! I imagined just whom, of the current crop in Hollywood, I would cast in the lead roles, where I'd film, who'd compose the music for my production sequences, my editor, director, production designer, costumers, , ,oh, , ,sorry, , ,back to the review, , ,Eht- hmm,, Not a bad little story if you have some spare time on your hands... (wink , ,roll credits)

Very suspenseful!

(5 Sterne)

Is the beautiful young woman dastardly? With hundreds of thousands of pounds at stack, she just might be. And what about the innocent young illustrator, tirelessly working to pay her father's debts after he's died? Will she ever get out from under his crushing debt? Will she ever find true love? Will she even live through the next chapter? This is one good tale!

Dastardly villain and terrific reading

(5 Sterne)

Very fine read. Wallace has created an excellent villain-ness and an engaging plot. But my oh my Lydia is quite daffy and probably deserved to be done in by the deliciously devious Jean Briggerland. Fabulous narration by Lee Elliott and her old Jags and evil Jean were splendid.

Very good book & great reader

(4 Sterne)

I really got caught up in this book almost from the very beginning, as the character of Jean is very interesting. The things she does and the way she acts (so sweet and innocent) were fascinating. Good story, although a little too long.

Excellent Reader

(5 Sterne)

More of a farce or fairy tale than Wallace's usual romantic mystery. But thoroughly enjoyable and one of the the best pairings of reader to story that I've come across on Librivox. I had no problem the Southern accents used for some of the characters.