The String of Pearls (dramatic reading)


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(4.4 stars; 26 reviews)

Todd is a barber who murders his customers and turns their remains into meat pies, sold at the pie shop of his partner in crime: Mrs. Lovett; Todd's barber shop is situated in Fleet Street, London, next to St. Dunstan's church, and is connected to Lovett's bakers shop in nearby Bell Yard by means of an underground passage. Todd dispatches his victims by pulling a lever while they are in his barber chair, which makes them fall backward down a revolving trapdoor, generally causing them to break their necks or skulls. In the event they are alive, he goes to the basement and "polishes them off" by slitting the victim's throat with his straight razor. Todd has a young assistant named Tobias Ragg. Summary by Wikipedia

Cast List:

Narrator: MaryAnn and Larry Wilson

Sweeney Todd: ToddHW

Tobias Ragg: TenorBoy

Mrs. Ragg: Beth Thomas

Mrs. Lovett: Linette Geisel

Jaravis Williams: Carolyn Agee

Johanna: Kristin Gjerløw

Mr. Oakley: Jason in Panama and Patrick Saville

Mrs. Oakley: CJ Plog

Ben: Mike Harris

Sam the Shop Boy: Dillon McFarlane

Colonel Jeffery: Sam Isaacson

Sir Richard (Blunt): Anna Vos

Mr. Fogg: Mike Harris

Watson: Brian Lornie

Mr. Lupin: Alan Winterrowd

The Lapidary: Leanne Yau

Captain Raithbone: TriciaG

Churchwarden: Mike Harris

Porter: Newgatenovelist

Mary: Sonia

Various other roles read by:
Anna Vos,
Charlotte Duckett,
Eva Davis,
Joseph Tabler,
Leanne Yau,
Linette Geisel,
Lydia.
Mark Crowle-Groves ,
MaryAnn,
Mike Harris,
Nemo,
Newgatenovelist,
Sam Isaacson,
Sonia,
Tomas Peter,
TriciaG,
Vera Sticker

Edited by: Linette Geisel

Proof listener: Brian Lornie (11 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personade 5:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1 23:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 19:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 20:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 16:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 18:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 25:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 12:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 24:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 19:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 32:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 22:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 28:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 19:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 7:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 15:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 15:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 14:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 15:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 11:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 15:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 11:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 13:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 17:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 12:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 29:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 20:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 9:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 13:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 11:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 38:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 31 7:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 32 12:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 33 12:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 34 12:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 35 11:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 36 13:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 37 13:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 38 12:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 39 11:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Great story. Todd's love of vice got the better of him.


(4.5 stars)

The more characters that are added to a story, the more diificult it becomes to control but whoever wrote this seemed to have that well managed. Great storyline, the plot was easy to follow & the variety of characters kept the excitement & interest going throughout. One downside was that this was a bit long winded. The ending was a little bit short...after 39 chapters & only about 10 minutes explaining all the pre-conceived ideas behind the mystery. 4 & 1/2 ☆. Btw I think I know who the author might be...another character in another story shares the same looks as Sweeney Todd...Ichabod Crane from Sleepyhollow by Washington Irving.


(4.5 stars)

I give a 4.9 because I can't forgive having Charlotte Duckett in this. Her voice ranges between static reading and ending with an oddly high inflection that makes everything sound like a question? Otherwise top stuff, very good!

really good but...


(4.5 stars)

It was a really good book very entertaining but I don't read the description of it because then it ruins the whole thing Because you know what happens. Oh so it's very clear to hear The places where the narrator has re-done that spot it's like when you like say mistake and then you go back and cut it out and then start over again you can hear it. So I'm getting thing at 4 1/2 stars it is very well done

one point disregarded


(3 stars)

in the book t wasn't stated what happened to the mad house, but that is the writer's area, but I might never cease to feel gratitude towards the readers and librivox


(5 stars)

very different from the Sweeney Todd story we all know now, but really good!


(5 stars)

Great readings from all the volunteers, thank you.

very very entertaining!! exceptionally well written!!!


(5 stars)