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Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 4

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In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In this fourth volume, we find stories originally written in French, Italian, Spanish and Latin. (Summary by Leni) (11 hr 21 min)

Chapters

The Necklace

18:39

Read by Patti Cunningham

The Man with the Pale Eyes

12:14

Read by Gesine

An Uncomfortable Bed

5:38

Read by Lucy Perry

Ghosts

13:25

Read by Alan Winterrowd

Fear

15:04

Read by Alan Winterrowd

The Confession

12:06

Read by Linda McDaniel

The Horla, or Modern Ghosts, part 1

38:12

Read by Roger Melin

The Horla, or Modern Ghosts, part 2

36:36

Read by Roger Melin

The Miracle of Zobeide

16:58

Read by laineyben

The Torture by Hope

14:40

Read by Katie Riley

The Owl's Ear

22:34

Read by Anna Simon

The Invisible Eye

45:49

Read by Coastalbloke

The Waters of Death

33:27

Read by Coastalbloke

Melmoth Reconciled, part 1

42:14

Read by Katie Riley

Melmoth Reconciled, part 2

33:35

Read by David Pittard

Melmoth Reconciled, part 3

43:04

Read by Katie Riley

The Conscript

37:00

Read by mbousquet

Zadig the Babylonian, part 1

43:35

Read by Bev J Stevens

Zadig the Babylonian, part 2

51:20

Read by Bev J Stevens

Zadig the Babylonian, part 3

31:17

Read by Bev J Stevens

Zadig the Babylonian, part 4

25:22

Read by Bev J Stevens

The Nail, part 1

20:18

Read by Karen Savage

The Nail, part 2

19:49

Read by Karen Savage

The Deposition

18:39

Read by Xanderphillips

The Adventure of the Three Robbers

21:08

Read by Bev J Stevens

Letter to Sura

8:43

Read by Bev J Stevens

Bewertungen

The best volume yet in the series!

(4 Sterne)

I very much enjoyed the majority of these stories and feel that they still seem relevant today. Volume 4 is by far the best one in the series, and the stories fit the theme of "mystery and detective" better then any volume thus far. Overall the readers did a fantastic job, and the sound quality was consistently good. I definitely recommend giving this book a listen!

Very enjoyable!

(4 Sterne)

This listener found most of these stories quite enjoyable. Many seemed rather contemporary (with a little leeway), and suffered little from the passage of time. Monsieur‎ de Maupassant is a master at crafting a short story. Having not read or heard any of his work in forty years since junior high school, I now know why we we read his work! There were a few stories that I couldn't get into, but since everybody has different taste, I don't want to discourage anyone from listening to any of the stories! As always, the readers did a great job in presenting these works! Thank you to all who make this possible!

Generally Excellent

(3 Sterne)

Overall, I have greatly enjoyed this series ("Library"), but I question the inclusion of Ghosts by Guy de Maupassant. It seems only to inflame animosity between Catholic and Protestant and, in particular, to degrade Catholics. There is no mystery whatsoever for the reader. There is only a childish "lesson" about the evils of Catholics. My recommendation is to recognize the ignorance of the times and let it flow by like our many black readers must ignore the use of the "N Word". That said, I still like this volume of the Library less that the others I've listened to.

The best volume yet in the series!

(4 Sterne)

I very much enjoyed the majority of these stories and feel that they still seem relevant today. Volume 4 is by far the best one in the series, and the stories fit the theme of "mystery and detective" better then any volume thus far. Overall the readers did a fantastic job, and the sound quality was consistently good. I definitely recommend giving this book a listen!