The Spider


Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.2 stars; 77 reviews)

Arthur Vernon, member of the Athenian club and member of “society,” has a secret. His father has died and left him destitute, so he has begun a private investigation agency under the name “Nemo.” It would be disastrous if this were known among his associates at the club, and especially if his intended in-laws found out. But he is quite sure no one else knows, that is until his old college classmate, Constantine Maunders, visits him with a proposition he can’t refuse. Maunders knows all, and he wants to be made a partner in the agency, providing “Nemo” with black-mail worthy information on other people in society in return for a share of the financial rewards for their silence. Vernon is appalled, particularly as “Nemo” is engaged in solving a high profile blackmail case. These are the beginning of Vernons conundrums as the clues unfold. - Summary by Don W. Jenkins (10 hr 7 min)

Chapters

A Possible Partnership 26:23 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Confidential Communication 29:48 Read by Don W. Jenkins
How the Trap Was Set 30:39 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Who Was Caught in the Trap 34:57 Read by Don W. Jenkins
After the Tragedy 21:55 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Two Conversations 31:52 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Lady Corsoon's Appeal 26:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Grief of Ida 29:29 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Witchcraft 27:45 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Mystery 22:25 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Needle in the Haystack 25:32 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Tempting Offer 27:01 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Bazaar 24:47 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Run to Earth 30:43 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Face to Face 25:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Search 24:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
In the Train 22:48 Read by Don W. Jenkins
At Bowderstyke 31:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Bold Offer 28:16 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Gerby Hall 32:21 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Justice 29:03 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The End of it All 23:45 Read by Don W. Jenkins

Reviews


(3 stars)

Loved the plot (author’s usual) and the narration (DWJ) Recommended.

ONE OF HUME'S BEST


(5 stars)

A fine tale of chicanery, crime, and cleverness. There are plenty of villains and prigs to go around, as well as several naive persons. Then, there is the colonel who succeeds despite his military hardheadedness. It finishes with satisfaction for all, a Hume trademark. All in all, a pretty good read.


(1 stars)

one of my favorite authors and usually I can tolerate Mr. Jenkins, but this time he's used voice that hurt my ears. I would recommend a different microphone or no voices. I do like his regular voice.

Could have been


(3 stars)

The story was pretty good, if very predictable, but the other reviewers are right: the reader's voices are very badly done and make it difficult to simply enjoy the story.


(2 stars)

my least favorite Hume story. probably because of Jenkins' cartoonist voices made it difficult to follow the plot. I usually like his narrations but I feel like his voice is not suited for this type of work.