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The Dead Alive

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(4,146 Sterne; 72 Bewertungen)

Ill feelings exist between the Meadowcroft sons and John Jago, the foreman of the Meadowcroft estate. Then, John Jago disappears, and a body is found in a kiln. The Meadowcroft brothers stand accused of the crime, but are they guilty? The Dead Alive is a novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the true-life Boorn Brothers murder conviction case of 1819. Jesse and Stephen Boorn were sentenced to death for the murder of their brother-in-law, but were they wrongly convicted? (Summary by M Z Spark, Phil, and Barry) (2 hr 8 min)

Chapters

01 - THE SICK MAN

8:12

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

02 - THE NEW FACES

10:27

Read by Mary Ballard-Johansson

03 - THE MOONLIGHT MEETING

16:58

Read by Samanem

04 - THE BEECHEN STICK

10:42

Read by Samanem

05 - THE NEWS FROM NARRABEE

11:30

Read by Tadhg

06 - THE LIMEKILN

10:16

Read by Tadhg

07 - THE MATERIALS IN THE DEFENSE

13:42

Read by Tadhg

08 - THE CONFESSION

10:08

Read by P Moscato

09 - THE ADVERTISEMENT

9:35

Read by P Moscato

10 - THE SHERIFF AND THE GOVERNOR

9:58

Read by P Moscato

11 - THE PEBBLE AND THE WINDOW

12:12

Read by P Moscato

12 - THE END OF IT

4:50

Read by Lucy Perry

Bewertungen

Neat story

(4 Sterne)

This is a neat story. The only grouch I had was some of the chapters are hard to listen to due to tinny recording sounds, but otherwise, it is very interesting. The background of the story this tale is based on is also very interesting, so I highly recommend taking a moment and reading it. http://www.law.northwestern.edu/wrongfulconvictions/exonerations/vtBoornSummary.html

fantastic!

(5 Sterne)

This was a great story! The readers all did so well, and the mystery was intriguing enough to keep me listening without stopping at all. This is admittedly one of Wilkie Collins' shorter stories, but it is a great introduction to his style, for those who have never read or listened to anything by him before.

READER'S DIGEST MEETS WC

(4,5 Sterne)

WC always gives a nice finish to his stories, and this one is no exception. But, it is hard to believe that he wrote anything this brief.

"worst... vacation... ever!" -Mr. Lefranc

(3 Sterne)

Just because it's based on a true story doesn't make it a good story. A skeleton of a story with no meat on it's bones

The Dead of Alive

(3 Sterne)

Great readers! I felt the story was a bit hard to follow.

The dead alive

(3 Sterne)

This was an OK short read.

Excellent fun read. Short, true and entertaining.

(5 Sterne)