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The Lost Stradivarius

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(3,917 Sterne; 6 Bewertungen)

The Lost Stradivarius (1895), by J. Meade Falkner, is a short novel of ghosts and the evil that can be invested in an object, in this case an extremely fine Stradivarius violin. After finding the violin of the title in a hidden compartment in his college rooms, the protagonist, a wealthy young heir, becomes increasingly secretive as well as obsessed by a particular piece of music, which seems to have the power to call up the ghost of its previous owner. Roaming from England to Italy, the story involves family love, lordly depravity, and the tragedy of obsession (Summary by Wikipedia) (5 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Introduction

4:34

Read by Clarica

Chapter 1

12:14

Read by Karen Savage

Chapter 2

6:49

Read by Karen Savage

Chapter 3

20:32

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 4

12:14

Read by Maire Rhode

Chapter 5

8:34

Read by Tamara Hamilton

Chapter 6

9:49

Read by Tamara Hamilton

Chapter 7

25:28

Read by Laura Koskinen

Chapter 8

29:49

Read by Ralph Snelson

Chapter 9

19:56

Read by Ralph Snelson

Chapter 10

25:12

Read by Ralph Snelson

Chapter 11

19:16

Read by Ralph Snelson

Chapter 12

16:37

Read by Ralph Snelson

Chapter 13

11:48

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Chapter 14

13:27

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Chapter 15

27:08

Read by Ralph Snelson

Mr. Gaskell's Note

55:47

Read by Ralph Snelson

Bewertungen

Music and the soul

(4 Sterne)

This is an intriguing story which, at its heart, is about the power of music as an expression of, and influence upon, our deepest selves. I wondered at times whether it might have been a source of inspiration for the movie "The Red Violin" since the book and the movie share a number of concepts although the story lines are quite different. Serviceably-read by a number of different readers. Thank you for introducing me to this interesting author!