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The Mystery Of Cloomber

Gelesen von Delmar H Dolbier

(4,073 Sterne; 522 Bewertungen)

This novel is written by the author of, among other novels, the Stories of Sherlock Holmes. It is narrated by John Fothergill West, who tries to discover why the tenant of Cloomber Hall, General Heatherstone, is nervous to the point of being paranoid. Why are his fears becoming stronger every year at the fifth of October? And why doesn't he let his children leave home? This is a great mystery novel with a sharp twist at the end. (Summary by Wikipedia and Stav Nisser) (5 hr 20 min)


Chapter 01: The Hegira of the Wests from Edinburgh


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Chapter 02: Of the Strange Manner in which a Tenant came to Cloomber


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Chapter 03: Of our further acquaintance with Major-General J. B. Heatherstone


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Chapter 04: Of a young man with a grey head


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Chapter 05: How four of us came to be under the Shadow of Cloomber


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Chapter 06: How I came to be enlisted as one of the Garrison of Cloomber


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Chapter 07: Of Corporal Rufus Smith and his coming to Cloomber


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Chapter 08: Statement of Israel Stakes


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Chapter 09: Narrative of John Easterling, F.R.C.P.Edin.


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Chapter 10: Of the letter which came from the hall


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Chapter 11: Of the casting away of the Barque “Belinda”


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Chapter 12: Of the three foreign men upon the coast


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Chapter 13: In which I see that which has been seen by few


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Chapter 14: Of the visitor who ran down the road in the night-time


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Chapter 15: The Day-Book of John Berthier Heatherstone


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Chapter 16: At the Hole of Cree


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great story, engaging reader

(5 Sterne)

Don't be put off by bad reviews of this reader. He's a very good reader and does what he can to do different voices and to make the story engaging. It is not at all easy to read a story aloud in a fluid, intelligible, entertaining manner. This guy is very good in his own way. Just because someone's style isn't to your tastes doesn't mean you are justified in running down the work he did for free and for your enjoyment.

A dramatic reading

(4 Sterne)

The reader's skill brought to life a list of strange characters; a bit of a weird story - but fun listening!

wonderfully suspenseful story

(5 Sterne)

I have Previously reviewed Mr. Dolbier' read of this as outstanding... Still do. Noticed other reviewers did not agree and found the dialog difficult to understand. Too bad they did not allow time for their ears to grow accustomed to the totally accurate Scottish dialects which Mr. Dolbier used to add spice to his narration. Those dialects lifted the piece up from an ordinary reading to a theatrical presentation.

Pretty good book

(4 Sterne)

I felt like a few loose ends were present, and I think Doyle could have done more with the mystery aspect of the story, but it's still worth a listen. The sins of the past never quite leave the man who has a guilty conscience. The reader was EXCELLENT, wonderful voice and cadence and great job with characters. Enjoy!

Great listen

(5 Sterne)

Although the narrator is somewhat hard to understand at times, this is a great listen! High quality writing and reading

painful to listen to

(1 Sterne)

the reader is very capable but accents are so heavy for some characters we strained to understand it. Much of the audio has a whistle to it and so much treble it hurts the ears even after adjusting sounds to min treble and max bass. Story long and no surprises

Interesting but strange

(4 Sterne)

interesting but strange story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I love accents. I thought the reader did a good job of trying to give each character a different accent in the thick countrymen brogue although a few took more intense listening skills to understand.

Not his best but still worth the effort.

(4 Sterne)

The readers accents take some getting used to, some of the minor characters sound as if they had spent their formative years in a Max Brand novel! Though kudos to the reader's peserverence.