The Pagan Madonna


Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.6 stars; 25 reviews)

The Pagan Madonna, one of Harold MacGrath's numerous novels, set in Shanghai, tells a story of intrigue, murder, and illicit art “collecting.” The paths of Jean Norman, a Red Cross nurse from the United States, Ling Foo, a shifty pawn shop keeper, and Anthony Cleigh, millionaire art collector, cross and recross in growing intrigue over a string of beads. It is a world where “. . . every move you make is governed by Chance--the Blind Madonna of the Pagan . . . .” (Introduction by Don Jenkins) (5 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 17:04 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 02 11:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 03 14:45 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 04 18:15 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 05 17:12 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 06 14:19 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 07 12:13 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 08 14:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 09 15:44 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 10 15:00 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 11 17:43 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 12 18:09 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 13 16:50 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 14 13:49 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 15 11:04 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 16 11:27 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 17 16:37 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 18 18:34 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 19 11:20 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 20 25:57 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chapter 21 30:19 Read by Don W. Jenkins

Reviews

Exciting fun, compelling characters, good reader!


(5 stars)

I'm only halfway through, so I shouldn't really be writing this, but I can't resist. This a fun listen. I'm having no trouble at all keeping characters straight- they're all clearly defined and distinct. I can't wait to find out what they'll do next! Everyone's actions seem not just believable, but rational according to their own lights. Great story so far! But here's why I really had to write. The narrator does a fine job! He's no professional, and his voice isn't particularly mellifluous, but he reads with an understanding of the meaning of the material, and pronounces all the words correctly! Maybe I've had a run of bad luck, but boy is this a more-than-welcome relief! I recently suffered through a narrator who hadn't a large vocabulary, and didn't bother to look words up. "Brusque" pronounced "brewski"? Really?! So thanks so much for a job excellently done!

Very clear reading.


(5 stars)

I have a severe hearing loss; this is read so clearly that I could enjoy listening to it while doing a major dusting and rearranging project. I was pretty amazed by the reader's characterizations, also. The story is fun, interesting, and kept me engaged. Thank you.

Pirates & Pearls


(5 stars)

An adventure on the high seas mixed with a little romance and intriguing characters. Wonderful narration adds to the delight of a good yarn.

Fantastic


(5 stars)

This story will have you hooked until the end! Good reader too.


(3 stars)

Lots of potential but didn’t amount to much.