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The Man in Lower Ten

Gelesen von MaryAnn

(4,536 Sterne; 352 Bewertungen)

Someone had to take the bank notes to Pittsburgh and take a statement from John Gilmore confirming that they were indeed forged. It was McKnight's turn to go, but he was bagging off because he wanted to spend the weekend visiting Alison West in Richmond. And so his law partner, Lawrence Blakeley, is left with no choice but to make the trip himself. All goes well at first, but on the train home, Blakeley wakes to find that the notes, along with his clothes, are missing from his sleeping berth. It was an eventful night. In addition to the theft, there's been a murder in the berth across, and when the weapon is found under Blakeley's pillow, he becomes one of the prime suspects. (Summary by MaryAnn) (6 hr 15 min)

Chapters

01 - I - I Go to Pittsburg

16:39

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02 - II - A Torn Telegram

15:44

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03 - III - Across the Aisle; IV - Numbers Seven and Nine

20:14

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04 - V - The Woman in the Next Car; VI - The Girl in Blue

18:03

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05 - VII - A Fine Gold Chain; VIII - The Second Section

12:33

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06 - IX - The Halcyon Breakfast; X - Miss West's Request

20:02

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07 - XI - The Name Was Sullivan

12:27

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08 - XII - The Gold Bag

15:47

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09 - XIII - Faded Roses

9:55

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10 - XIV - The Trap-Door

12:05

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11 - XV - The Cinematograph

17:22

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12 - XVI - The Shadow of a Girl

9:24

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13 - XVII - At the Farm-House Again

10:33

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14 - XVIII - A New World; XIX - At the Table Next

16:23

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15 - XX - The Notes and a Bargain; XXI - McKnight's Theory

14:19

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16 - XXII - At the Boarding-House

10:03

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17 - XXIII - A Night at the Laurels

22:28

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18 - XXIV - His Wife's Father

15:12

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19 - XXV - At the Station

10:18

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20 - XXVI - On to Richmond

16:55

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21 - XXVII - The Sea, the Sand, the Stars

16:55

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22 - XXVIII - Alison's Story

13:18

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23 - Chapter XXIX - In the Dining-Room

16:44

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24 - XXX - Finer Details

25:57

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25 - XXXI - And Only One Arm

6:18

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Bewertungen

Decent

(3,5 Sterne)

I enjoyed the story but feel that there were too many characters towards the end. I started to have trouble keeping everyone straight. Also, having a hobbyist (not a detective) investigating without the police getting mad about it is weird to me. Even Holmes worked with them! I did like the sarcasm & wit that occurred throughout the mystery.

The Man in Lower Ten!

(5 Sterne)

1st time reading a Mary Roberts Rinehart book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator was excellent. The book is full of humor, wit, sarcasm, plot stunts, and enough mystery to keep the pages turning. Strongly recommend.

Pretty good

(3,5 Sterne)

This is a pretty good story; not as good as "The Window In The White Cat." This story does have a lot of puzzling/mystery aspects, but it has an even heavier love story theme, making this book only "pretty good." I'm interested to try other Mary Roberts Rinehart novels to see if they are more mystery or romance. The reader of this book did a very good job.

Very enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

The characters were likable, and their relationships with each other full of humor and realism. The plot had just the right balance of clarity and mystery. The subplots of character development and love are nicely done (ie: not overdone, enhancing the story without distracting melodrama).

MASTERFULL

(5 Sterne)

M R R is the master (mistress?) of weaving webs which the reader is seldom, if ever, to navigate. This story approaches THE BREAKING POINT in this capacity. Mary Ann does her always exemplary narration. Read this one!

Another great story

(5 Sterne)

I thought the reading and recording quality were excellent, which only enhanced this story. There were several interesting characters that were well done. Very enjoyable.

(5 Sterne)

i loved this. the story, the humour and the reading were a good. a lovely book!

Bravo, Good Reader!!

(4,5 Sterne)

Five (or more) stars for the talented reader! Smooth, calm, clear, with just the perfect inflection, etc, etc... VERY well done! Four and a half stars for the story. I had a little bit of a hard time following it in spots, and occasionally it felt like I'd missed something between chapters, bit it was a terrific mystery adventure, at any rate, and heartily enjoyed while I washed my dishes and did other mundane chores. :). Thank you LibriVox, and thank you volunteer readers, for the gifts of your talent and time!