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The Secret Passage

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(4,292 Sterne; 89 Bewertungen)

Excellent murder mystery. On September 9, 1905, the NY Times Saturday Review of Books described this book as follows: "That painstakingly ingenious person, Fergus Hume, has devised another of his hide-and-seek, jack-o'-lantern murder mysteries. It begins with a queer and rich old woman found stabbed to death in her chair and not a clue to the murderer. Then so many clues turn up that even the story-book detective is bewildered. Then nearly everybody turns out to be somebody else under an alias, and all the clues lead nowhere..." (summary by Dawn Larsen and J.M. Smallheer) (9 hr 10 min)

Chapters

The Cottage

22:10

Read by Dawn Larsen

The Crime

18:35

Read by Dawn Larsen

A Mysterious Death

21:16

Read by Dawn Larsen

Details

20:06

Read by Dawn Larsen

Lord Caranby's Romance

23:10

Read by Dawn Larsen

A Perplexing Case

21:49

Read by Dawn Larsen

The Detective

23:17

Read by Dawn Larsen

The Course of True Love

16:53

Read by Shirley Anderson

Another Mystery

16:27

Read by Shirley Anderson

The Parlor-Maid's Story

20:42

Read by Roger Melin

On the Track

24:05

Read by Dawn Larsen

Jennings Asks Questions

22:43

Read by Dawn Larsen

Juliet at Bay

24:17

Read by Dawn Larsen

Mrs. Octagon Explains

19:21

Read by Hoosemon

A Dangerous Admission

25:24

Read by Dawn Larsen

Juliet's Story

19:07

Read by Hoosemon

Juliet's Story Continued

20:20

Read by Becca B

The Unexpected Happens

17:37

Read by Hoosemon

Susan's Discovery

16:27

Read by Becca B

Basil

25:37

Read by redabrus

An Experiment

24:34

Read by redabrus

The Secret Entrance

20:06

Read by redabrus

A Scamp's History

25:53

Read by redabrus

Revenge

18:48

Read by Janna

Nemesis

21:12

Read by Janna

Cuthbert's Enemy

20:48

Read by Janna

Bewertungen

Doesn't work as a puzzle style mystery: doesn't work as a thriller

(3 Sterne)

I'm having a hard time nominating appeal factors in this book. There's a lot to not like: racism, banging on about the hook noses and dark eyebrows of Jews. Good people look handsome, bad people look like bad people. Servants are innately stupid as a class, as you the reader are reminded. A lot of carry on which makes very little sense (a woman who loves a man incredibly, but couldn't possibly marry without her mother's consent?) It's sad: he was Australia's first mystery writer and so I wanted to like him, but...this just isn't a recommendable book. Even among Hume's books, this is a weak one.

Good story lots of twists

(5 Sterne)

This is a good story lots of plot twists, keeps you guessing. Some of the narration was not that great. Could someone please tell Lucy Burgoyne to do some other volunteer work for Librivox. Her narration is truly horrible. There was another reader on this one that was not much better, all the rest were very good. I loved the lady with the accent, normally I don't like accents but she did a great job, her name is redabrus, good work!

Bit too many twists and turns?

(3 Sterne)

I'm giving this an average rating because I have listened to equally good writing read by a more consistent batch of readers elsewhere on Librivox. So, listen to the book for the story, and if the reading quality leaves you disappointed, check out "The Millionaire Baby" which is a solo project by BeadCrazyDawn - the very same "Dawn in Minnesota" who did such an excellent job reading the first seven chapters of this book.

A well-written mystery

(5 Sterne)

An older woman is found murdered in a locked room. Her niece Juliet, engaged to be married to Cuthbert, inherits her fortune. But Juliet's mother, upon learning of the aunt's death says nope, no more engagement, you aren't marrying Cuthbert. What does the one have to do with the other? And how does a group of counterfeiters fit into all of this? Lots of twists to keep you guessing till the last. Enjoy!

Lots of Mystery

(5 Sterne)

M Zane has provided enough details about the story. I agree with his 5 star rating. This is one that I will most likely listen to again. It was very enjoyable with all of its twists and turns.

Exciting!

(5 Sterne)

This is an excellent story! Most of the readers did well too. There is criticism of one reader which turns out to be groundless; her only "fault" is an accent.

interesting mystery - twists included

(3 Sterne)

Pleasant romantic mystery, well narrated by Several contributes. Classic-style (non-offensive).

Interesting

(4 Sterne)

An interesting mystery that was read well by the volunteers