The Sacred Herb


Read by Sharon Kilmer

(4.1 stars; 42 reviews)

A rich playboy comes home from travels abroad and is bully-ragged by his eccentric aunt into finding meaning for his life. This he does by helping a school chum save his fiancée from the gallows and the playboy falls head over heels in love with the fiancée. A web of deception and lies is revealed and also a long list of who loves who filled with how much each is willing to accept. The colorful cast includes a south sea captain, a fortuneteller, and a colorful doctor who is an authority on the inhabitants and customs of Easter Island. Then, of course, there is the sacred herb!—Enjoy!! (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) (10 hr 0 min)

Chapters

The Latest Sensation 20:15 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Trial 21:09 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Paper-Cutter 23:02 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Evidencer for the Prosecution 20:33 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Mrs. Rover's Masked Ball 24:27 Read by Sharon Kilmer
A Startling Discovery 21:08 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Shepworth Explains 21:17 Read by Sharon Kilmer
A Private Explanation 23:23 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Dr. Horace 23:39 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Verdict 22:32 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Dr. Horace's Warning 20:53 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Mrs. Dolly Rover 21:47 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Lanwin Grange 25:40 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Mrs. Blexey's Opinion 20:37 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Jadby Plays a Card 23:24 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Dr. Horace Intervenes 22:49 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Old, Old Story 24:52 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Power of the Herb 26:06 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Circumstantial Evidence 25:12 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Mr. Rover Explains 21:53 Read by Sharon Kilmer
A Possible Scandal 24:05 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Unexpected 24:14 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Helpless 21:45 Read by Sharon Kilmer
The Beginning of the End 21:19 Read by Sharon Kilmer
Explanations 21:45 Read by Sharon Kilmer
A Confession 17:46 Read by Sharon Kilmer
All's Well That Ends 15:27 Read by Sharon Kilmer

Reviews

not my favorite


(2 stars)

i really struggled to get up to the end. i didn't got hocked i guess


(4 stars)

An excellent reading of an interesting mystery. I'd never heard of this author before but I'll surely listen to more of his novels.

SHAKESPEARE SAID IT!


(5 stars)

A clever story with enough twists to keep the reader guessing. Sharon read it well.

excellent


(4.5 stars)

Well written mystery with the listener involved with twists in the plot. Thanks to a good reader

silly story


(2 stars)

Complicated inane plot, weak character development, ridiculous dialog, not one of the author’s better novels.


(5 stars)

I love this reader - especially her occasional mispronunciations! My favourite? - "volumptuous" 😁😁

OK types story


(3 stars)

Not great, not bad. Very well read.

Nice clear read


(5 stars)

Great story -- and reader a good fit, nice rhythm. Pondering how many other of Hume's novels will end up in Project Gutenberg.