The Goddess: A Demon

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(4 stars; 21 reviews)

After a night of drinking and gambling, John Ferguson has a terrifying dream of his neighbor being violently torn to shreds by an unknown attacker. When he wakes up, he sees a strange and bloodied woman climbing through his window, suffering from amnesia. These strange occurrences are brought to a chilling climax when, the next day, Ferguson learns that his dream came true, and his neighbor was indeed brutally murdered during the night! With suspicion mounting against the mysterious woman, Ferguson sets out to uncover her true identity and find the vicious killer in the process.
Originally serialized in the Manchester Weekly Times and Salford Weekly News in twelve installments, The Goddess is another vivid example of Richard Marsh's gripping Gothic style, combining elements of crime, romance, and the supernatural while commenting explicitly on many issues of its time, including imperialism, the fin de siècle, and the New Woman. - Summary by Tomas Peter (6 hr 12 min)


Chapter I: A Vision of the Night 11:56 Read by Tomas Peter
Chapter II: The Woman Who Came through the Window 18:58 Read by Tomas Peter
Chapter III: The Conquest of Mrs. Peddar 12:11 Read by Tomas Peter
Chapter IV: Dr. Hume 18:16 Read by Tomas Peter
Chapter V: A Curious Case 11:26 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter VI: The Doctor Accuses 18:26 Read by Retroindiereader
Chapter VII: The Suspicions of Mr. Morley 15:46 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter VIII: The Recognition of the Photograph 10:02 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter IX: The Revelations of 'Mr. George Withers' 15:41 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter X: Where Miss Moore was Going 8:00 Read by aconcilio
Chapter XI: In the One Room—and the Other 19:11 Read by ToddHW
Chapter XII: What was on the Bed 9:30 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter XIII: She and I 9:25 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter XIV: He and I 17:18 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter XV: The Letter 10:20 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter XVI: My Persuasive Manner 18:24 Read by ToddHW
Chapter XVII: My Unpersuasive Manner 17:11 Read by ToddHW
Chapter XVIII: I am Called 12:55 Read by Paul Harvey
Chapter XIX: I Leave the Court 11:58 Read by Tony Posante
Chapter XX: A Journey to Nowhere 15:17 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter XXI: A Check at the Start 13:44 Read by Jonathan Slattery
Chapter XXII: A Miracle 19:58 Read by Aven Finn
Chapter XXIII: In the Passage 14:20 Read by Paul Harvey
Chapter XXIV: In the Room 17:31 Read by Jean Claire
Chapter XXV: The Goddess 13:25 Read by bletheringape
Chapter XXVI: The Legacy of the Scarlet Hands 11:12 Read by Jean Claire


Story was fun but variety of readers distracting

(3 stars)

The story was fun, but I really didn't enjoy every chapter being read by a defferent person. The first chapter was actually the best reader. He played the characters extroidinarily well.


(5 stars)

A fairly entertaining story, which showed that the author can write a reasonably good mystery. Then, a turn in his usual hashish mode, followed by a return to sanity.