The Mystery of the Yellow Room

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(4.5 stars; 53 reviews)

This crime novel was possibly the first to involve a 'locked room mystery', in which an attempted murder takes place, but with no obvious way for the perpetrator to have escaped. The author, Gaston Leroux, is better known as the author of The Phantom of the Opera: prepare to feel the hairs standing up on the back of your neck...
(Summary by Stuart Bell) (8 hr 22 min)


In Which We Begin Not to Understand 21:16 Read by Jc Guan
In Which Joseph Rouletabille Appears for the First Time 13:41 Read by Stuart Bell
"A Man Has Passed Like a Shadow..." 21:17 Read by Jc Guan
In the Bosom of Wild Nature 9:15 Read by J. M. Smallheer
In Which Joseph Rouletabille Makes a Remark... 10:23 Read by Stuart Bell
In the Heart of the Oak Grove 27:30 Read by Jc Guan
In Which Rouletabille Sets Out on an Expedition... 17:08 Read by Stuart Bell
The Examining Magistrate Questions... 13:47 Read by Annise
Reporter and Detective 15:48 Read by Gloria Zbilicki
"We Shall Have to Eat Red Meat--Now" 15:00 Read by Gloria Zbilicki
In Which Frederic Larsan Explains How the Murderer... 46:56 Read by Jc Guan
Frederic Larsan's Cane 11:31 Read by Stuart Bell
"The Presbytery Has Lost Nothing of Its Charm..." 23:05 Read by Gloria Zbilicki
"I Expect the Assassin This Evening" 11:28 Read by Xe Sands
The Trap 26:27 Read by Jc Guan
Strange Phenomenon of the Dissociation of Matter 7:06 Read by Ezwa
The Inexplicable Gallery 15:03 Read by Xe Sands
Rouletabille Has Drawn a Circle... 5:27 Read by Ezwa
Rouletabille Invites Me to Breakfast... 29:47 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
An Act of Mademoiselle Stangerson 12:10 Read by Ted Nugent
On the Watch 18:12 Read by O
The Incredible Body 7:32 Read by Simon Larois
The Double Scent 7:32 Read by Ezwa
Rouletabille Knows the Two Halves... 17:42 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Rouletabille Goes on a Journey 2:32 Read by Ezwa
In Which Joseph Rouletabille Is Awaited... 16:03 Read by Jc Guan
In Which Joseph Rouletabille Appears in All His... (Part A) 28:57 Read by Jc Guan
In Which Joseph Rouletabille Appears in All His... (Part B) 30:17 Read by Jc Guan
In Which It Is Proved That One Does Not Always... 8:31 Read by Stuart Bell
The Mystery of Mademoiselle Stangerson 10:46 Read by J. M. Smallheer


Excellent Mystery

(5 stars)

From Wikipedia: The crime takes place at the Chateau du Glandier, located in the forest, near the road leading to Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois and Montlhéry. The daughter of a famous scientist is found the victim of attempted murder. The strange thing is the room is locked from the inside and there are no other ways in. A police detective is involved but the young journalist Joseph Rouletabille is more concerned with unraveling the mystery by use of reasoning and logic. My comments: The clues are all there - can you figure it out? I'll say that I didn't, but once it's revealed, well of course, why didn't I see that? It's a fun book to listen to and very well read by a wide variety of talented Librivox volunteers.

Mystery of the Yellow Room

(5 stars)

This is a good book. I would have preferred a single performer, however, beggars can not be choosers. This book having been written in I think French, it is not like I would be reading it myself. I am just glad to have come across it on LibriVox. The mystery is a good one as far as the premise and I like how the story is conveyed, with it not coming from Routible’s perspective, but a secondary. However, I would be remiss if I did not state that the deductive reasoning in this while not bad, shows it’s age a bit when placed against other authors and their fictional thinkers (detectives/journalists/sleuths). Still though, I give this mystery novel a resounding 5 stars.

Good mystery

(4 stars)

This is one of those mysteries that starts out slow but has you wrapped up and listening carefully as it progresses. Mdm Stangerson is found seriously injured in a locked room and refuses to talk about it to anyone, even those that love her and want to help her. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that she has a terrifying secret to hide. Even after a second vicious attack, she says nothing. Despite her silience, young Routabille is determined to find the guilty party and beat the police to the solution. Good readers as well. Enjoy!

(5 stars)

Great story, even Agatha Christie liked this book and has poirot discussing it in The Clocks and she also she was also influenced by it when she wrote The murder on the Links

loved this reading!

(5 stars)

everyone who read the book did this very well. so impressed . A story where you need to listen all the way to end!

Connie Green

(5 stars)

What a story! What a plot! The readers did an awesome job.

(4 stars)

Amazing book! However, some of the readers weren’t very pleasant to listen to...

Roller coaster ride of a story. The readers, as usual, did great

(5 stars)