The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock


Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

(4.3 stars; 115 reviews)

A man has been shot dead in his house. Ebenezer Gryce is on the case, but he has no leads, no witnesses, no evidence -- until he decides to talk to the neighbors of the victim, a blind doctor and his beautiful wife.. - Summary by Carolin (2 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Chapter I, part 1 24:40 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter I, part 2 25:28 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter II, part 1 29:35 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter II, part 2 23:08 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter III, part 1 17:37 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter III, part 2 14:17 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Reviews

The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock


(5 stars)

Well read. A good short AKG story with a most unusual plot and with strong central characters. Keeps you on edge till the end and doesn't disappoint. Enjoyed listening in one uninterrupted stretch. Thanks!

Good mystery


(4 stars)

Very good short mystery and well.read by Carolin a reader I have been critical of in the past but has gotten so much better and speeded up her readings. Thanks for a great mystery and great job of narration.


(4 stars)

I agree that this is a short but very good tragic mystery. The plot was unique & so we're the characters. Carolin's reading is now at her best. I can understand her well.

You gotta love Gryce!


(4 stars)

This is a story from Detective Gryce's younger years. It's interesting to have a story where he's still green, and so we get to see how he's grown in contrast with the older, more mature Gryce we know from former stories. There's definitely insight into his character development! It was a good story, although not my favorite. The reader did a good job, focusing specifically on her enunciation of English words, which I appreciate. It made a difference with her accent. Many native English-speaking readers aren't this clear about what they're saying!

God Bless Carolin


(5 stars)

You have given me another of your wonderful readings, and, more importantly, given many others the gift of your voice and labor. This sounded more like an Edgar Allen Poe story than what we usually expect from Mrs. Green, and although very sad and tragic, the tale was told well. Her works are superior, in my humble opinion, because they are so believable, and so well constructed. But thanks again to Carolin who deserves much commendation for all she has done for me and for many others in her readings...God bless Librivox.

Interesting plot, too much emotionalism


(3.5 stars)

Well-developed plot but too much extreme emotionalism. AKG has a way of presenting crimes as done by essentially good-hearted people who are pushed to the breaking point by extreme emotional trauma. In my opinion she takes it too far in this story and asks too much of the reader. But that is true of many Victorian novels, and AKG has a fast-paced style in this book that keeps one's attention.

More tragedy than mystery


(3.5 stars)

Nicely written, well plotted, but with some strange conceits. <small SPOILER> The idea of testing a (blind!) man's sanity by giving him a loaded pistol is, while completely preposterous, surely unique. At least, one hopes so.


(5 stars)

Beautifully read in a slow but accurate voice. This tale is well conceived and made real by Katherine's steady delivery. Thank you.