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(4,833 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

A minor lord is killed and a rich socialite is missing, and they are both tied to the enigmatic Kazmah the Dream Reader, who has also disappeared. New Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Red Kerry scours post-WWI London looking for clues, encountering rich Bohemians, theatre people, landed gentry, sailors, and, stereotypically, sinister Chinese people and sneaky Jews. The story is based on the history of Billie Carleton, a young English actress whose scandalous lifestyle ended with her death from a drug overdose in 1918. (Note that this work contains dated material and attitudes which may be offensive to listeners.) - Summary by TriciaG (9 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Part First—Kazmah the Dream-Reader Chapter I. A Message for Irvin

10:18

Read by Phil Schempf

Chapter II. The Apartments of Kazmah

10:10

Read by NoelVox

Chapter III. Kazmah

7:45

Read by MarBoy

Chapter IV. The Closed Door

14:05

Read by Owlivia

Chapter V. The Door Is Opened

15:39

Read by ToddHW

Chapter VI. Red Kerry

19:10

Read by ToddHW

Chapter VII. Further Evidence

6:41

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter VIII. Kerry Consults the Oracle

15:40

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter IX. A Packet of Cigarettes

8:39

Read by Owlivia

Chapter X. Sir Lucien's Study Window

10:41

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XI. The Drug Syndicate

14:59

Read by markfriendlds

Part Second—Mrs. Sin Chapter XII. The Maid of the Masque

14:44

Read by Owlivia

Chapter XIII. A Chandu Party

13:35

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XIV. In the Shade of the Lonely Palm

15:16

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XV. Metamorphosis

12:13

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XVI. Limehouse

17:15

Read by Owlivia

Chapter XVII. The Black Smoke

14:21

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XVIII. The Dream of Sin Sin Wa

14:51

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XIX. The Traffic

13:13

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XX. Kazmah's Methods

13:16

Read by weezer

Chapter XXI. The Cigarettes from Buenos Ayres

15:51

Read by John

Chapter XXII. The Strangle-Hold

12:06

Read by Owlivia

Part Third—The Man from Whitehall Chapter XXIII. Chief Inspector Kerry Resigns

14:37

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXIV. To Introduce 719

9:49

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXV. Night-Life of Soho

17:44

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXVI. The Moods of Mollie

10:16

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXVII. Crown Evidence

14:05

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXVIII. The Gilded Joss

12:48

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXIX. Doubts and Fears

10:06

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXX. The Fight in the Dark

13:25

Read by markfriendlds

Chapter XXXI. The Story of 719

13:06

Read by John

Chapter XXXII. On the Isle of Dogs

20:53

Read by John

Part Fourth—The Eye of Sin Sin Wa Chapter XXXIII. Chinese Magic

14:30

Read by John

Chapter XXXIV. Above and Below

21:14

Read by John

Chapter XXXV. Beyond the Veil

9:19

Read by John

Chapter XXXVI. Sam Tuk Moves

15:37

Read by John

Chapter XXXVII. Seton Pasha Reports

8:25

Read by John

Chapter XXXVIIII. The Song of Sin Sin Wa

12:08

Read by John

Chapter XXXIX. The Empty Wharf

11:08

Read by John

Chapter XL. Coil of the Pigtail

18:29

Read by John

Chapter XLI. The Finding of Kazmah

14:16

Read by John

Chapter XLII. A Year Later

17:18

Read by John

Chapter XLIII. The Story of the Crime

10:03

Read by John

Bewertungen

great story

(5 Sterne)

Good volunteer readers. Cant say I had much sympathy for the silly heroine. Lucky for her men thought her beautiful and helpless. English deserved the opium blowback in their country after forcing opium on the Chinese who fought two wars to try to stop the British from bringing opium into China and addicting the Chinese.

I read this as a historical mystery.

(5 Sterne)

I agree with others that the basics of the story could be the same today. However, since this book was based on an actual disappearance in 1918, I'd like to think there are major differences. The variety of readers usually irritates me but these readers were all good. The story development kept my interest and I didn't anticipate the ending very early on. An especially good road trip listen.

Not just a problem today!

(5 Sterne)

Very eye opening that drugs are not just a problem today. this could easily have been written about 2020; corruption, predjudice, jealousy, drug cartels, the rich buying their way out, etc. Such a complex story that I'm listening to the whole book a second time! A first for me! I rarely read a book more than once.

(5 Sterne)

Engaging, action packed, and more than plenty of red herrings and plot twists (large and small) to keep things jumping. And those characters...! —>Though sometimes uncomfortable to encounter the negative stereotypes of the past, I feel they were used by this author more to build characters, atmosphere, and convey realism (for the time of writing).

THE BEST OF ROHMER

(5 Sterne)

This is the only novel by ROHMER which did not read like a serial. Certainly I enjoyed Fu Manchu and other works, but the organization of this one made it much more enjoyable. The readers did well.

Really enjoyed the story but it's about three chapters too long

(4 Sterne)