The Weird Picture


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.4 stars; 19 reviews)

Frank Willard is studying in Germany when he receives a letter summoning him home for Christmas and for his brother George's wedding. His bride is to be Daphne, the love of Frank's life, leaving Frank conflicted. He decides to attend, but what has happened to George? - Summary by Lynne Thompson (8 hr 51 min)

Chapters

The Red Stain 27:13 Read by KirksVoice
The Veiled Lady 29:19 Read by KirksVoice
The Wedding Morning 23:22 Read by KirksVoice
Waiting! 22:25 Read by KirksVoice
The Artist Paint a Notable Picture 30:56 Read by KirksVoice
The Man at the Confessional 44:24 Read by KirksVoice
What 'The Standard' Said of the Picture 26:33 Read by KirksVoice
High Mass and What Happened at it 25:21 Read by KirksVoice
The Artist Fails to Secure a Model 28:11 Read by KirksVoice
Ghost or Mortal 38:03 Read by KirksVoice
More of the Picture 32:43 Read by juddmoss
The Figure in the Grey Cloak 39:25 Read by DM Kiser
What the Artist's Portfolio Revealed 38:23 Read by AnaNaumoska
The Mysteries of the Studio 41:09 Read by tommack
The Denouement 39:38 Read by Mamacheetah
The Denouement continued 44:11 Read by Mamacheetah

Reviews


(5 stars)

A different story but very well written. I liked it a lot. I thought that the end with the painting was gruesome.


(2.5 stars)

Despite a somewhat unlikeable protagonist, the story was pretty interesting up to a point. I did stick with it to hear how it ended, but the ending was pretty weak because a) the main character was ridiculously slow to catch on to things (even things that had already been discussed with him) and b) some of the explanation was so unrealistic that it didn’t tie things up satisfactorily. So it was worth a listen if you have a lot of time on your hands, but don’t expect an ending that neatly ties the mystery together.


(1.5 stars)

The story starts off well, it continues as A Tale of the Unexpected. However the reader of the last chapter is almost incomprehensible. Not only are words mispronounced constantly the over dramatic rendition ruins the ending. Librivox should have checked this.

gem of a story


(5 stars)

surprising great read

weird story


(2.5 stars)

Weird plot, weird villain, weird characters, not a book I’d recommend.