Ravensdene Court


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

(4.5 stars; 179 reviews)

Leonard Middlebrook, a young attorney with, among other things, a bibliographical interest, accepts an invitation to lonely Ravensdene Court on the Northumbrian coast. There, Francis Raven, the owner, recently retired to the family property after an Indian career, finds himself in possession of an enormous number of old books and other items, and needs help in evaluating them. The attorney, though a man of quiet life -- even dull, as he puts it -- finds himself suddenly at the center of a darkening mystery that stretches from the British Isles to the Far East, and eventually threatens not only him but also the young and spirited Miss Raven, Francis’s niece. ( Nicholas Clifford) (8 hr 43 min)

Chapters

The Inn on the Cliff 20:40 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Ravensdene Court 20:14 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Morning Tide 20:25 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Tobacco Box 21:20 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The News from Devonport 21:31 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Secret Theft 21:49 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Yellowface 20:38 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Was it a Woman? 20:59 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Enlarged Photograph 19:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Yellow Sea 21:31 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Five Conclusions 20:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Netherfield Baxter 21:13 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Spoils of Sacrifice 21:35 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Solomon Fish 21:03 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Mr. Jallanby - Ship Broker 20:49 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Pathless Wood 22:41 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Humfrey de Knaythville 20:29 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Plum Cake 20:11 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Black Memories 21:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Possible Reason 20:34 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Chinese Gentleman 21:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Red Dawn 20:07 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Fourth Chinaman 19:48 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Silk Cap 20:57 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Clear Decks 21:00 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Reviews

one of my favorite readers


(4 stars)

I think the story starts out strong but sort of weakens in the end. I do like how an unexpected person has saved the day.

GREAT MYSTERY


(5 stars)

Fletcher has a special gift for bringing the reader in with the characters. I sweated with the prisoners. Shame on the impatient readers who thought it too drawn out; I suggest that they subscribe to the Reader's Digest. It is great to hear Nicolas Clifford, one of the finest narrator's ever.

So enjoyable


(5 stars)

Yet another excellent yarn by J.S. Fletcher. His plots are so different one from the other and intriguing. Nichlas Clifford is a pleasing reader - pleasing tone and rhythm, emphasis in the right place. Just a small niggle - pronunction of place names like Alnwick & Berwick. I find myself saying "Annick"! "Berrick"! each time.


(2 stars)

Starts out well, but by about the 5th chapter, the story really drags out. After a while, I lost interest in who had done it. I skipped ahead, hopping it would pick back up, but, as far as I could tell, it didnt. Pleasant narration kept me listening longer than I should have.

good story if a little long winded at times


(4 stars)

The characters are interesting and the pacing better than many novels of the same time (1912). An enjoyable listen. I liked that the police detective was portrayed as neither stupid or unduly brilliant, this made him as more believable character.

A god mystery


(5 stars)

I like this author tremendously. the stories are simple and well constructed. this holds your attention to the end. the characters are well described and easily visualized. the reader did a superb job. the cadence of his reading matches the story well.


(4 stars)

The story starts with a good mystery but then the solutions are far-fetched (you cannot guess or imagine what you already read). Also, the stereotyping of Chinese people is a bit disturbing and pervasive (as it was common for writings of that time).


(5 stars)

Another great mystery/adventure. I hadn't heard of J.S. Fletcher until I came across these mysteries on Librivox. Now I'm a big fan. As for the reader of this story, he's one of the best. Thanks, Nicholas Clifford. You are wonderful!