The Lost House


Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

(4 stars; 125 reviews)

Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic, is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second Secretary, when suddenly a note is brought in. This note is an appeal for help, found in the gutter in a dark alley. The writer claims to be a young girl, who is kept against her will locked up in a lunatic asylum by her uncle. Although the Second Secretary tries to convince him that there is nothing to it, the journalist is determined to follow the lead... (Summary by Carolin) (2 hr 26 min)

Chapters

1 - Chapter I, Part 1 25:18 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
2 - Chapter I, Part 2 24:18 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
3 - Chapter II, Part 1 24:24 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
4 - Chapter II, Part 2 27:25 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
5 - Chapter III, Part 1 25:16 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
6 - Chapter III, Part 2 20:18 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Reviews

I wanted to love this story


(2.5 stars)

I really wanted to love this story but had to stop listening because the narrators very usual style of reading makes it rather difficult to enjoy or even concentrate on the actual story. The narrators unusual inflection is most distracting. What a shame :-( I'd love it if someone with a bit more narrative experience could do a re-recording of this story! :-)


(1 stars)

I so hate to miss out on great books due to a poor narrator. Someone tell Carolin the truth...pronunciation, cadence and lack of proper inflection make for an awful listening experience.

Good story/Bad reading


(4 stars)

I liked the story very much. Its captivating and well written. It is adventurous and flows well with twists and turns. The only downside I have is that the narrator is pretty monotonous, with an odd cadence and her accent is difficult for me to understand at times. That is my reason for the four stars. Other than that its a pretty good story.


(4 stars)

Enjoyed the book good plot well written. I have no problem with narrator, I have listened to many of her narration's in several genes and actual enjoy her accent. Thanks for your narration and selection.of this book Carolin.

Hey, that was great!


(5 stars)

There are a lot of complaints about Carolin's reading of this, which I'm sure arises from the different cadence and inflection pattern than native English speakers are used to. To the American ear this reading sounds rather like a ticker tape newsroom reader. Stick with it! 1) Your ear will adjust by the end of the first chapter. 2) That newsy tone fits perfectly in the later portion of the story, which has all the action and excitement of a police show episode produced from the victims' side. I'm going to go look now to see if there are more of this author/reader pairings.


(5 stars)

Carolin is my favorite reader esp when there is a joke in the text she prolongs the line a tiny bit. She lacks all the problems of coldness and tedium or slurping of other readers and I do hope she won’t quit. And this is a lovely story, how the rescued girl turns on the hero suddenly when he gets lovey dovey!


(4.5 stars)

Carolin is one of my favorite readers. I find her pronunciation of English words better than that of some native speakers, and her voice and cadence are very listenable. In fact, I search for books she has read. I only wish I understood German and Dutch as well.

Get past the accent


(4 stars)

Great book with a great plot. the narrator is a bit difficult to understand at first however, I enjoyed her voice and her accent is unique, but it's perfect for this story.