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The Green Rust

Gelesen von Don W. Jenkins

(4,382 Sterne; 106 Bewertungen)

A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor—to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his millions. However, the millionaire is mysteriously murdered, stabbed to death in his sick bed. Oliva Cresswell, the unsuspecting niece, has been a cashier in a large West End store for five years when she meets a Mr. Beale, a self-described wheat merchant, is attacked in her flat and rescued by this Mr. Beale, is offered a job as his confidential secretary, refuses him, is unexplainably sacked and finds herself in need of his offer. The mysteries multiply and deepen as the story proceeds. (Introduction by Don W. Jenkins) (8 hr 2 min)

Chapters

01 - The Passing of John Millinborn

14:30

Read by Don W. Jenkins

02 - The Drunken Mr. Beale

19:58

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03 - Punsonby's Discharge an Employee

19:31

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04 - The Letters That Were Not There

15:35

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05 - The Man with the Big Head

14:19

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06 - Mr. Scobbs of Red Horse Valley

15:49

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07 - Plain Words from Mr. Beale

16:35

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08 - The Crime of the Grand Alliance

14:36

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09 - A Crime Against the World

20:05

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10 - A Fruitless Search

14:50

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11 - The House Near Staines

16:12

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12 - Introducing Parson Homo

14:33

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13 - At Deans Folly

14:51

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14 - Mr. Beale Suggests Marriage

14:46

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15 - The Good Herr Stardt

15:12

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16 - The Pawn Ticket

14:50

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17 - The Jew of Cracow

18:18

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18 - Bridgers Breaks Loose

15:14

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19 - Oliva Is Willing

14:06

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20 - The Marriage

11:02

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21 - Beale Sees White

15:51

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22 - Hilda Glaum Leads the Way

14:03

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23 - At the Doctor's Flat

13:38

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24 - The Green Rust Factory

12:14

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25 - The Last Man at the Bench

12:37

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26 - The Secret of the Green Rust

14:58

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27 - A Scheme to Starve the World

13:34

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28 - The Coming of Dr. Milsom

14:02

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29 - The Lost Code

12:49

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30 - The Watch

12:29

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31 - A Cornchandler's Bill

7:36

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32 - The End of Van Heerden

23:21

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Bewertungen

Funny and fun adventure

(4 Sterne)

After the first two chapters, I was ready to give it up as an overdone melodrama. Then I read Mike's review and decided to hang on a bit longer. I'm glad I did. Yes, it's full of stereotypes and melodrama, but it's also funny and catches you into the story. Take it for what it is and it is a enjoyable listen. Don Jenkens read this as a solo project and did a very good job of fitting his reading style to the material.

I enjoyed this story - kept me listening

(4 Sterne)

The story opens with a murder under mysterious circumstances. Change of scene to an apartment complex where Olivia Crestwell lives. She has a good job, and a nice gentleman neighbor who shows a lot of interest in her. Suddenly, Olivia loses her job with no information given to her as to why. Coming to her rescue is the icky Mr Beale, a different neighbor known for his drunkeness. He warns her to be cautious, but Olivia just can't seem to get into her mind that things might not quite be as they appear. I have to admit, Olivia kind of annoyed me with her tendency to be too trusting and unsure of herself. The story overall was really good, and kept me listening. The reader did a nice job with voices and inflections. All in all, it was a very good read.

Not the best Wallace

(3 Sterne)

More adventure than mystery. Though written in 1919, it is in an overly-wordy, late-Victorian style reflecting social values which at the time were twenty years out of date. Often repetitious, which makes me think it might have first appeared in serialized form. Good reader.

Pretty good tale

(4 Sterne)

This book is set in the 1920s, a few years after the end of WWI. It features a particularly nasty German nationalist who has concocted a diabolical scheme to wreak revenge against the Allies for extracting financial reparations through the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. There is an American Secret Service agent and a plucky British woman at the heart of this story of international intrigue. Quite interesting and complex plot. Don Jenkins, the Librivox volunteer reader, is his usual sparkling self :)

Audio Theater

(5 Sterne)

This reader is an artist. 10 stars and a rhubarb pie.The story was good too. The villains are over the top maniacs which is accurate and realistic if you compare them with real life super villains. The love story that develops is the icing on the cake. These events are disturbingly reflective of some of the current events of our time, minus the heroism and patriotism of the past generations.

enjoyed the reader of a slow paced story

(3,5 Sterne)

It is a relief to read a suspenseful situation of global terrorism without hyped up violence, where the romantic tension is chivalrous rather than ribald. Still, it's several hours long with few moments of high drama.

Entertaining

(4 Sterne)

This is the 1st Edgar Wallace book I've listened to, and I enjoyed every moment. It's perfect, light listening, and appropriate for all ages. I prefer single reader projects, and found this, just great.

(3,5 Sterne)

Kind of long. I skipped a few chapters but still wanted to hear how it ended. The narrator was good. His narrations of 'Bindle' are more interesting