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A Coin Of Edward VII

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(4,157 Sterne; 51 Bewertungen)

A family celebrates Christmas and its flaws are gently exposed by the house guest Mrs. Parry. Giles is engaged to the wealthy Daisy, yet is clearly in love with the governess Anne Denham. Things come to a head when Daisy is murdered. Who would murder her? Perhaps the governess who told her she would kill her and made it clear she wanted to exchange places with her? After all the governess ran away with a mysterious man right after the murder and was not seen again. Or did someone frame the governess? Perhaps it is Mr. Morley, Daisy's guardian, who wanted her money? Or perhaps someone else? After all, Daisy was not popular in the village. Giles, bent on saving the woman he loves, and the detective Mr. Steel go to investigate. This is a detective story in the traditional sense, but it is a host of other things. It is a very strong love story, a story about class and how it influences people's choices, a story about greed, and much more. - Summary by Stav Nisser. (8 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1: The Christmas Tree

19:20

Read by Marcelle D Ward

Chapter 2: An Anonymous Letter

22:27

Read by Marcelle D Ward

Chapter 3: A Mysterious Visitor

24:14

Read by Marcelle D Ward

Chapter 4: The Churchyard

18:47

Read by Marcelle D Ward

Chapter 5: Afterwards

15:17

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 6: The Case Against Anne

17:43

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 7: Oliver Morley

16:09

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 8: The Irony of Fate

16:33

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 9: A Strange Discovery

20:06

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 10: On a Fresh Trail

17:51

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 11: Princess Karacsay

20:44

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 12: Mrs. Parry's Tea

20:12

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 13: Mrs. Benker Reappears

18:45

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 14: Treasure Trove

17:04

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 15: An Awkward Interview

20:11

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 16: The Unexpected Happens

17:13

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 17: Part of the Truth

19:26

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 18: What Happened Next

16:47

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 19: The Clue Leads to London

19:19

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 20: Many a Slip 'Twixt Cup and Lip

19:46

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 21: A Story of the Past

18:39

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 22: Olga's Evidence

16:37

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 23: Mark Dane

20:43

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 24: A Rat in a Corner

25:19

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 25: A Catastrophe

22:53

Read by Celine Major

Chapter 26: The End of the Trouble

25:02

Read by Celine Major

Bewertungen

Twists and turns everywhere you look!

(3,5 Sterne)

The reading was quite well done and perfectly audible. The story is fairly good. There are thrills and chills! My main problem is that the interwoven threads of the story became a Gordon’s knot for me when the characters all revealed secret identities two and three deep, and the whole thing turned on its head. I’ll admit I got a little lost. Still, an exciting mystery with romance. There are some mispronounced words, but not many so it was not really distracting.

Daring do's, heros and damsels in distress

(3 Sterne)

At first I often find it difficult to adjust to strong US accents reading stories that take place in England, but it's worth persevering. And I thank the readers. I don't share "seventy eight"'s contempt for the story. It is what it is and from its own times and I enjoyed it.

Bad story

(1 Sterne)

First, thank you to the readers of this book. My one star review isn’t a reflection on your work. Fergus Hume’s novels always stretch credulity but this one takes the cake! The characters are a dog’s breakfast of nuts, nitwits, bad liars and failed conspirators. The story starts out interestingly enough—poor Governess secretly in love with neighborhood hunk engaged to a jealous, petty and all-around unpleasant poor-but-aristocratic girl because of a deathbed promise. One of the three is murdered and it’s a conspiracy only the Marx Brothers could write. The story has lots of potential but Hume never takes the trouble to explore the possibilities. The whole thing ends up being absolutely ridiculous. Satire? Black Comedy? A take-off on cheesy Murder mysteries? I doubt it. There are other, better mystery novels on Librivox so keep looking and don’t get stuck on this one.

NEED A CAST OF CHARACTERS AND ALIASES

(5 Sterne)

A good mystery which keeps the listener on his toes. Around every twist and turn (and there are many) one finds another alias. Enjoyable, especially when CM did the reading.

enjoyed the story, thank you to both readers

(5 Sterne)