The Ghost Breaker (Dramatic Reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 89 reviews)

The Ghost Breaker is a drama and haunted house horror complete with heroes, villains, and a Princess. The Ghost Breaker was originally a screenplay and would later be made a drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (Summary by Linette Geisel)

Cast:
Narrator: Linette Geisel
Warren; Ghost Breaker and Kentuckian hero: Bill Mosley
Maria Theresa, Princess of Aragon: Amanda Friday
Rusty Snow; Warren's servant man: Phil Chenevert
Carlos, Duke of Alva, cousin of Maria Theresa: Marty Kris
Colonel Jarvis of Meadow Green (older voice): Marty Kris
Mandy; Colonel Jarvis's servant woman: Jenny Lundak
Doctor: Chuck Williamson
Major Selby: Nathanial W.C. Higgins
Hotel Page: Marty Kris
Colonel Jim Marcum, wealthy and prominent Kentucky sportsman: Jerry James
Brazilian coffee merchant: Amy Gramour
Detective 1: David Olson
Detective 2 ToddHW
Nita; Chic young Spanish servant to Maria Theresa: Abigail Bartels
Ship's Porter: Lucy Perry
Ship's Steward: Chuck Williamson
Ship's Officer: Barry Eads
Ship's Captain: Kevin Soini
Scotland Yard Detective: Barry Eads
Senorita Deloris, daughter of Senor Vardos: Heather Hamtil
Senor Pedro, tavern keeper: ToddHW
Don Robledo: Nathanial W.C. Higgins
Human Battleship: Liberty Stump
Vardos, Prince's Retainer: ToddHW

Audio edited by: Linette Geisel (5 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Cast Credit and Chapter 1 - Jarvis of Kentucky 23:56 Read by Bill Mosley
The Blind Pursuit 19:34 Read by Bill Mosley
In The Royal Suite 13:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
An Oath of Allegiance 13:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Exit Jarvis, Laughing 14:56 Read by Marty Kris
Over the Sea and Far Away 14:53 Read by Jerry James
The Romance of the Castle 20:09 Read by Abigail Bartels
The New Profession 22:32 Read by Lucy Perry
Checkmate the First 15:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Wager with the Duke 24:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
When the Ship Comes In 21:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Welcome to Seguro! 18:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
"Gentlemen, a Man!" 21:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
More Obstacles 25:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Mysterious Influences 12:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
As in Days of Old 18:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Conclusion 15:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Audio kills it


(1 stars)

Gave up on this book very quickly because I just couldn’t listen to the audio anymore! The problem is that you are listening to a conversation which has been stitched together from many different audio sources and these sources are of varying quality e.g. one guy sounds like he’s got a bucket on his head! In producing an audiobook in this manner, it sounds really odd as it just does not sound like a flowing conversation. Actually, it sounds like one of those recorded messages where part of the message is injected at the time of the call to make it more personalised. Of course we are grateful to the narrators for putting the effort in and it is not their fault, but just the format doesn’t work in my humble opinion. Onto the next one!

Almost Perfect!


(4.5 stars)

This is how books/plays should be read! Whoever did the mixing (did things like put Warren's whistling behind the narrator) did an excellent job. The story is part Western, mystery, drama, comedy, & love story. My only complaint is the ending. I want every bad guy punished! Also, I guess we are to make assumptions regarding the treasure. Still, this is one of my most enjoyed Librivox recordings.


(5 stars)

first one I'd listen to again. The person calling the book racist is a fool as Rusty is probably the second cleverest character. The ending was just open enough for us to imagine Rusty catching Jarvis' meaning with his instructions towards Carlos.

Great Story


(5 stars)

The Reading was very good and acted wonderfully! I only wish all Livrovox stories were a dramatic read. So far, all have been good to very good. This is one of the best. I highly recommend this one.

Pretty Good


(4 stars)

Most of the readers were very good. I would have to say that the narrator- though her voice was very clear and nice -unfortunately mispronounced several words. But I enjoyed the story very much.

A nice surprise


(4 stars)

Actually, a pleasant fast-moving plot well read by participants, who come in on cue and smoothly animate the dramatic suspense. Go for it!

Quick And Cheesy


(3 stars)

The readers did great and the audiobook was enjoyable. I just didn't like the story. It felt really short and unsatisfying.

Fun & light hearted!


(5 stars)

This is the first none I've "read" by this author, and will not be the last. enjoy!