The Dwarf's Chamber And Other Stories


Read by David Wales

(4.5 stars; 22 reviews)

Short Stories by Fergus Hume, a prolific English novelist. - Summary by Wikipedia (10 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 1 The Fiddler 16:19 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 2 A Family Legend 14:36 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 3 Adventures Are To The Adventurous 16:13 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 4 In Lilliput 16:28 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 5 The New Gulliver 15:22 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 6 Madam Tot And Her Friends 16:43 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 7 A Strange Story 17:56 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 8 The Head Of The Family 13:59 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 9 The Tale Of A Nameless Man 16:07 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 10 Celia 13:28 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 11 Alehouse Gossip 14:31 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 12 Consulting The Wise Woman 15:38 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 13 Dr. Pryce Is Mysterious 15:09 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 14 The Heir 12:32 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 15 Bottom And Titania 14:12 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 16 Love's Young Dream 14:14 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: Chapter 17 Autolycus 14:17 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 18 Renunciation 11:33 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 19 Faery Music 13:39 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 20 Algernon. 24 December 1857 15:36 Read by David Wales
Story 1 The Dwarf's Chamber: 21 An Important Communication 8:01 Read by David Wales
Story 2 Miss Jonathan 47:10 Read by David Wales
Story 3 The Dead Man's Diamonds 42:30 Read by David Wales
Story 4 The Tale Of The Turquoise Skull 35:31 Read by David Wales
Story 5 The Green-stone God And The Stock-broker 38:34 Read by David Wales
Story 6 The Jesuit And The Mexican Coin 33:36 Read by David Wales
Story 7 The Rainbow Camellia 28:32 Read by David Wales
Story 8 The Ivory Leg And The Twenty-four Diamonds 34:46 Read by David Wales
Story 9 My Cousin From France 39:41 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Enjoyable


(5 stars)

Loved the Dwarf story...and the others.

Fun Stories


(4.5 stars)

I liked this collection and it showed me a different more light-hearted side to Fergus Hume. I have read several of his lengthy novels, so it was nice to read something much shorter, and much less morbid as he can be in some of his long mysteries at times. especially liked the first and longest one, "The Dwarf's Chamber" and enjoyed all the others that were shorter and simpler. They also were not morbid as some of his lengthy mysteries can be at times. Readers did an excellent job. Thank you.

Fantastical tales, unreal but lively.


(4 stars)

The author's repeated insistence that these tales prove that "truth is stranger than fiction" sounds quite silly given the unrealistic premises of his stories. These tales are quite fantastic but still engaging. Rollicking yarns, as it were. Not great stories, but good. The reading is mostly clear and audible. In one story however, the narrator attempts a strong cockney accent. To me it sounds like someone whose tongue is numb from the dentist. I couldn't make out the words. Unfortunate.

Good collection


(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this collection of stories. The dwarf's chamber really reflects the different perspective of people then and now, while also solving a neat mystery. The rest of the stories are likewise excellent. Reading was fine, recordings were also fine.