The Crimson Cryptogram


Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.1 stars; 73 reviews)

Young Dr Ellis, a struggling new physician, is enjoying a quiet evening smoking and enjoying conversation with his journalist friend Cass, when their mysterious neighbour, Mrs Moxton, bursts in upon them with startling news - her husband has been murdered! Rushing to the scene, the two men discover Mr Moxton, stabbed in the back. They investigate the body thoroughly, but find no real clues to his assailant except for a mysterious series of markings, scrawled in blood on the dead man's sleeve. - Summary by Don W. Jenkins (6 hr 7 min)

Chapters

A Midnight Surprise 14:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Writing in Blood 12:27 Read by Don W. Jenkins
An Open Verdict 14:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Reading of the Blood Signs 16:12 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Mrs. Moxton Seeks Counsel 15:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Fresh Discovery 15:42 Read by Don W. Jenkins
What the Cabman Knew 13:54 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Music-Hall Star 15:36 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Austrian 15:02 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Strange Denial 13:55 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Half Confession 12:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Mr. Busham Solicitor 13:16 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Mrs. Moxton's Surrender 13:57 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Pimlico House 14:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
What Mrs. Amber Knew 13:10 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Another Mystery 14:43 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Life History 14:13 Read by Don W. Jenkins
What Really Happened 14:41 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Red Pocketbook 15:32 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Busham at Bay 12:15 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Blind Girl 13:45 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Janet's Discovery 13:58 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Beginning of the End 13:10 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Truth 12:48 Read by Don W. Jenkins
A Confession 13:11 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The End of the Story 14:54 Read by Don W. Jenkins

Reviews

Mixed review


(5 stars)

I really appreciate the reader using different voices for each character in the book. The story did drag on a little but I think the star of the show was meowing cat in the background on some chapters. I found that hilarious! The cat should audition for the X Factor

Typo Correction. Great Reader, great read!


(4 stars)

Not 'too many readers' for an excellent solo effort. Don W Jenkins does it again, as a first-rate narrator for this end-of-Victorian-period British mystery. Hume's tale rolls right along briskly, keeping the listener interested. Cute addendum: Thought I heard a siamsee kitty very faintly meowing from time to time in background: as 'talkers' themselves, such cats like.to interrupt all discussions and assert their presence. Non-distracting addition to the narration, it makes a listener feel they are sitting right in Don's own front room, enjoying his story-telling.


(2.5 stars)

I looked everywhere for a cat I thought had sneaked into my home and ,finding none, realized it was in the audio. Also wondered what was the background noise that sounded like TV on the recording. Other than those two interruptions, book was okay, although not gripping.


(3 stars)

Cat meowing made me think one had snuck into my home but not ding one anywhere, realized it was on the audio. Then, a background noise sounding like a TV was also on the audio. Story was okay, although slow to develop.

THIS WAS THE CAT'S MEOW


(3.5 stars)

A fair story with plenty of false starts and just as many characters of dubious virtue. Don Jenkins is always dependable, and handled the voices with his customary aplomb.

not bad


(3 stars)

not super exciting but it will do. recently written. well narrated.

the crimson cryptogram


(5 stars)

Another great reading from Don W. Jenkins ! Thank you

sounds like


(3 stars)

he's reading the voice over to an old-fashioned newsreel.