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Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces

Gelesen von Ruth Golding

(4,793 Sterne; 181 Bewertungen)


Meet Hamilton Cleek - man of mystery, and master of disguise and derring-do.

Cleek's exploits are, to say the least, highly improbable, but the book is enormous fun. The goodies are good and the baddies are very bad indeed, but beware - things are not always what they seem. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy a rattling good yarn!

Cleek is the central figure in dozens of short stories that began to appear in 1910 and were subsequently collected in a series of books. (Summary by Ruth Golding and Wikipedia)

(13 hr 24 min)

Chapters

01 - Prologue: Part I

23:35

Read by Ruth Golding

02 - Prologue: Part II

27:24

Read by Ruth Golding

03 - Prologue: Part III

13:23

Read by Ruth Golding

04 - Chapter I

19:43

Read by Ruth Golding

05 - Chapter II

10:13

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06 - Chapter III

31:37

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07 - Chapter IV

28:31

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08 - Chapter V

17:14

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09 - Chapter VI

17:49

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10 - Chapter VII

30:23

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11 - Chapter VIII

13:25

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12 - Chapter IX

26:35

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13 - Chapter X

15:42

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14 - Chapter XI

10:53

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15 - Chapter XII

19:08

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16 - Chapter XIII

15:57

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17 - Chapter XIV

18:05

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18 - Chapter XV

13:23

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19 - Chapter XVI

24:39

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20 - Chapter XVII

19:28

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21 - Chapter XVIII

13:06

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22 - Chapter XIX

36:44

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23 - Chapter XX

12:03

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24 - Chapter XXI

16:49

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25 - Chapter XXII

15:28

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26 - Chapter XXIII

8:16

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27 - Chapter XXIV

34:25

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28 - Chapter XXV

33:55

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29 - Chapter XXVI

21:38

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30 - Chapter XXVII

34:29

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31 - Chapter XXVIII

13:27

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32 - Chapter XXIX

18:28

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33 - Chapter XXX

15:05

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34 - Chapter XXXI

26:13

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35 - Chapter XXXII

9:43

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36 - Chapter XXXIII

11:27

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37 - Chapter XXXIV

16:39

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38 - Chapter XXXV

6:12

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39 - Epilogue: Part I

29:20

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40 - Epilogue: Part II

15:00

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41 - Epilogue: Part III

19:19

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Bewertungen

A Cracking Great Series of Stories !!

(5 Sterne)

Read with the addition of a variety of voices (consistently done throughout) really helps the read-aloud stories almost become a play inside your head, with a variety of actors (readers). We are lucky indeed to have Ruth Golding do the readings for this book. The stories are classic mysteries (locked room, disappearances, obscure references, clues dropped within conversation etc) WITH romance mixed in: with unspoken promises, touching hands producing paroxysms of joy and all the usual twaddle of that time. No passionate loves scenes here! But, being an incurable old romantic as well as an old fart, I enjoyed these immensely. ENCORE!!

(5 Sterne)

Very good collection of detective cases,for thief turned police helper. Cleek once the very clever uncacthable thief is now the bad guys worst nightmares. Very great reading by Ruth Golding,one of Librivox's awesome mystery readers. My first exprience with the Cleek collection. The narrator Ruth Golding I have heard before excellent narrator adds to all of the works she tackles. Thanks Ruth and Librivox for a most enjoyable experience. Give a listen for a enjoyable time!

(5 Sterne)

I love Cleek he is like a chameleon and you never know what he does next. Also, the woman reading this book is amazing, she gives the story life.

Must have more!

(5 Sterne)

What a spectacular book by and amazing reader! This is definitely one you'll want to listen to, especially if you like mystery novels such as Sherlock Holmes. At the time of writing this (02/17/2018) Ruth has three other Cleek books in her collection: "The Riddle of the Frozen Flame", "The Purple Emperor", and "Cleek of Scotland Yard". Ruth, I implore you, please continue adding Cleek books to your collection there are so many in the series, and you do a fantastic job!

Great story

(5 Sterne)

Cleek is a detective with a singularly creative mind. He considers things from other dimensions, catches clues that others miss, and does it with the style and carriage of a gentleman. His history is unknown, however. He is just Cleek. Mind that you listen to the prologue and epilogue, as they contain important information about Cleek. Reader was very good. I, too, am reading the other novels in this series. Enjoy!

An excellent story, and an excellent reader

(5 Sterne)

Cleek's stories were one's I had heard of but never read. It was great getting a chance to hear the start of this excellent series. Ruth Golding's reading was magnificent. Her characters were well differentiated, but each was understandable and felt real. The whistle in the beginning of the prologue was particularly well done.

(5 Sterne)

Excellent reading and this is my first time hearing Cleek and I really like this series and am moving on to next one.have been wanting to find new detectives know Doyle Christie and Sayers detectives and Miss Marple by heart so am glad to find new detectives on Librivox thanks for a great job.and book

Terrific Book, everything we love & more!

(5 Sterne)

This is just the beginning! What a terrific series, with an amazing vocal performance, by a Volunteer! This is LibriVox at its best. Worth every single moment or listening. "Cleek of Scotland Yard" continues the exploits of our Hero, and you will not be disappointed!