The Mikado Jewel

Read by VfkaBT

(3.9 stars; 70 reviews)

A widow has been murdered in the home of a relative on a foggy night in London town when all residents were off on to the theatre, and one to run an errand involving the title bauble. Who done it? Old dark house mystery full of period cliches is pulp fun for the new year. - Summary by Matt Pierard (8 hr 5 min)


I. A Mysterious Mission 27:40 Read by VfkaBT
Ii. What Happened 18:40 Read by VfkaBT
Iii. Afterwards 23:28 Read by VfkaBT
Iv. The Inquest 22:45 Read by VfkaBT
V. The Inquest Continued 21:42 Read by VfkaBT
Vi. A Family Legend 22:07 Read by VfkaBT
Vii. The Garden Of Sleep 23:17 Read by VfkaBT
Viii. Theodore 25:13 Read by VfkaBT
Ix. Basil 22:30 Read by VfkaBT
X. The New-Comer 21:39 Read by VfkaBT
Xi. Harry's Sweetheart 23:37 Read by VfkaBT
Xii. A Japanese Diplomatist 22:20 Read by VfkaBT
Xiii. The Unexpected 21:46 Read by VfkaBT
Xiv. The Jewel 22:02 Read by VfkaBT
Xv. Pentreddle's Story 24:58 Read by VfkaBT
Xvi. Lovers 25:56 Read by VfkaBT
Xvii. Trouble 24:14 Read by VfkaBT
Xviii. Pleasure 27:18 Read by VfkaBT
Xix. The Truth 32:02 Read by VfkaBT
Xx. A Further Explanation 31:52 Read by VfkaBT


silly story

(1 stars)

Ridiculous plot. Reader is ok, but sounds line he’s recording from the bottom of a barrel.

waste of time

(0.5 stars)

poor writing. no real plot. just occult nonsense

(4 stars)

The story with all it's fantasy is worth spending time to hear. The reader who starts in a tunnel does loose that hollow sound and becomes one who does a great job. I use these books to keep me company while I crochet scarves. Again much thanks to the creators of this group, for saving so many of the old books and giving them life with the people who share their great talent. God bless.


(5 stars)

Hume tries his hand at an occult tale and succeeds admirably. He resists the temptation to delve too deeply into the dangerous and evil side of the supernatural, presenting the reader with what is basically an adult fairytale. Well read, even if the recording was a bit tinny.

(4 stars)

In spite of the somewhat hollow sound quality, the reading is very clear and easy to understand. It is a good story.

(1 stars)

Another book that sounds like it is being read in a tunnel. Reader is great but sound is not.

Not a mystery

(2.5 stars)

More a poor horror story than a mystery. The reader does a good job.