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The Drums of Jeopardy

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(4,062 Sterne; 8 Bewertungen)

The Drums of Jeopardy is a 1920 American novel by Harold MacGrath. The story was serialized by the The Saturday Evening Post beginning in January of 1920.

In 1922 the book was made into a Broadway play and the following year a motion picture. A second film version appeared in 1931. It is said that a young Boris Karloff, who previously had a few uncredited film roles, chose his stage name for his first screen credit in 1920 from a Russian mad scientist character named "Boris Karlov" in this novel. The name "Boris Karlov" was used from MacGrath's book for the 1922 Broadway play, but by 1923 with actor Boris Karloff using the similar sounding variation, the film version renamed the character, played by Wallace Beery, "Gregor Karlov." In the 1931 film version, however, with Warner Oland playing the character, the mad scientist's name is restored to "Boris Karlov," less than a year before Frankenstein would make Boris Karloff a household word for generations. Ironically, Boris Karloff would play many mad scientists on screen, but never "Boris Karlov." (Wikipedia) (9 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

20:47

Read by Mark Nelson

Chapter 02

8:52

Read by Mark Nelson

Chapter 03

16:38

Read by Mark Nelson

Chapter 04

37:10

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 05

17:31

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 06

13:20

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 07

15:27

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Chapter 08

13:17

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 09

9:57

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 10

18:13

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 11

22:27

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 12

9:06

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 13

21:09

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 14

13:54

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 15

24:16

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 16

13:10

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 17

21:18

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 18

15:02

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 19

24:41

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 20

19:48

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter 21

11:09

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Chapter 22

13:40

Read by Christine Blachford

Chapter 23

9:59

Read by Christine Blachford

Chapter 24

22:42

Read by Vin Reilly

Chapter 25

16:05

Read by Vin Reilly

Chapter 26

20:43

Read by Vin Reilly

Chapter 27

23:30

Read by Vin Reilly

Chapter 28

13:12

Read by Roger Melin

Chapter 29

23:11

Read by RK Wilcox

Chapter 30

25:57

Read by RK Wilcox

Chapter 31

20:22

Read by RK Wilcox

Chapter 32

14:32

Read by Katie Gibboney

Chapter 33

21:44

Read by RK Wilcox

Bewertungen

Great story, too many readers

(3 Sterne)

Excellent, well paced international mystery. Starts out with good male reader for a gentleman's hero tale, then switches over to high-pitched voice female chapter readers just when the physical action heats up. Equates to distracting and limp narration from then on. Stlll, story worth a listen; suggest a future audio re-do with just one strong reader from beginning to end.

Great

(5 Sterne)

Several readers. Great story. Keeps you listening till the very end.