The Paradise Mystery

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(4.3 stars; 204 reviews)

A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery. (Summary by Gesine) (8 hr 39 min)


Chapter I: Only the Guardian 18:33 Read by JimmyLogan
Chapter II: Making an Enemy 22:16 Read by Stephanie König
Chapter III: St. Wrytha's Stair 22:47 Read by Stephanie König
Chapter IV: The Room at the Mitre 18:55 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Chapter V: The Scrap of Paper 20:19 Read by krithiga
Chapter VI: By Misadventure 17:25 Read by Silver
Chapter VII: The Double Trail 22:24 Read by Stephanie König
Chapter VIII: The Best Man 18:05 Read by Sam Fold
Chapter IX: The House of His Friend 19:33 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Chapter X: Diplomacy 21:38 Read by Stephanie König
Chapter XI: The Back Room 19:41 Read by Gesine
Chapter XII: Murder of the Mason's Labourer 18:34 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Chapter XIII: Bryce Is Asked a Question 19:04 Read by Gesine
Chapter XIV: From the Past 19:42 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Chapter XV: The Double Offer 19:07 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XVI: Beforehand 15:07 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XVII: To Be Shadowed 20:39 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter XVIII: Surprise 14:51 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Chapter XIX: The Subtlety of the Devil 21:12 Read by Sean McGaughey
Chapter XX: Jettison Takes a Hand 21:48 Read by Stephanie König
Chapter XXI: Saxonsteade Arms 17:27 Read by Hugh McGuire
Chapter XXII: Other People's Notions 21:37 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter XXIII: The Unexpected 17:50 Read by krithiga
Chapter XXIV: Finesse 18:19 Read by Gesine
Chapter XXV: The Old Well House 16:43 Read by Chuck Spann
Chapter XXVI: The Other Man 16:37 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Chapter XXVII: The Guarded Secret 19:01 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)


paradise mystery

(4 stars)

several twists and turns have made me seek out another js Fletcher read!

(3 stars)

Some of the narrators were hard to understand. The narrator of chapter 6 was the worst. I just couldn't keep listening.

(5 stars)

great story...and the readers, some easier to , to understand than others however I am very grateful to all who give us their. gift of their time and talent .

Another Thanks To Librivox

(5 stars)

I wanted to thank once again all of the readers and other Librivox volunteers for helping to make my life (and I'm sure the lives of others) more enjoyable. You all bring great writers out of the closet for anyone who can hear or see to enjoy in whatever genre they like. Fletcher's novels are enjoyable because, even though they speak of tragic incidences in the lives of people, it is done much less graphically than many of our present day writers seem to do. So that you enjoy the work without thinking too much of the horror. God Bless all of you at Librivox.

(4.5 stars)

This a a keen story with intriguing ramifications. The assortment of readers do a good job with the exception of Chapter VI, who is the worst reader I have ever heard on LibraVox. That reader even concludes her ghastly sing-song by declaring “end of chapter VII.” The author was noted for creating hundreds of murder plots among his other writings. Even though this book is about 100 years old, it is not reflected in this story, for it is up-to-date as to character development and story line.


(5 stars)

A tale we'll worth following. Agatha Christie must have read many of these hundred + year old stories. If you can get past the constant changes in readers, male and female, the English as a Second Language readers with sometimes obscure or mis- pronunciations and the occasional dull flat reader, behind that is a tale worthy of a television series.

More a procedural

(4 stars)

For most of the story the “detective” is a cad. Towards the end there are so many “detectives” it’s hard to keep track. The ending feels tacked on. Even with all these faults it’s a good read/listen.

suspense and intrigue

(4 stars)

I enjoyed this book much. lots of twists and turns in the plot which held my attention. Most of the readers were quite good although a few less so.