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The Moonstone Audiobook

The Moonstone

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Publisher's Summary

This is heralded as the very first mystery novel. Collins, in his great work, created the guidelines for the genre as we know it today: a fabulous diamond stolen, everyone in the house is suspected, three mysterious Indians sworn to protect the jewel at all costs, the upstairs/downstairs tension from the servants, and a brilliant detective who is eccentrically fond of roses.

Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison

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    Mireille 06-26-15
    Mireille 06-26-15
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    "A reliable combination "

    All of Wilkie Collins' work is wonderful and BJ Harrison's narration is always on point. The two here combined, make for a fantastic and enjoyable tale.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandee Drabek Kodiak, Alaska USA 06-26-16
    Sandee Drabek Kodiak, Alaska USA 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wilkie Collins was a man ahead of his time!"

    I have loved this book since I first read it many years ago and I love it just as much today! Collins is believed to be one of the first mystery writers and not only does he create a first rate mystery but he has developed one of the most beloved characters I have ever known in the form of Mr. Betteridge who embodies wisdom, humor and care as he hopes to immolate his favorite character, Robinson Curuso. The narration by B.J. Harrison was so perfect. The whole presentation is epic. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    NL 09-04-16
    NL 09-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "struggled to finish"

    The narrator was magnificent & he was the only reason why I got through the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sasha & Mel 08-13-16
    Sasha & Mel 08-13-16
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    "Outstanding Performance"

    I thoroughly enjoyed BJ Harrison's performance of this book. His characterizations are so clear and masterful that he adds dimension to an already compelling work.

    The Moonstone is a well-crafted, often funny, engaging book. It's been dubbed the first mystery novel, but it's more than that. In this production, the many characters come to life in a remarkably nuanced performance.

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    James Oswego, IL, United States 08-03-16
    James Oswego, IL, United States 08-03-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Very enjoyable"

    As this is supposedly the first mystery novel I'm glad it was done right. Good pacing, character development, and suspense were on great display. Really enjoyed this book.

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  • Alice Ingham
    8/8/16
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    "Fantastic story and performance!"

    What a gem of a story this is; The Moonstone is a complete delight! It combines intriguing mystery with hilarious character portrayal - both by the author, and in the excellent performance by B J Harrison. I laughed out loud on numerous occasions, and couldn't wait to get back to listening to it to find out what would happen next. I can't recommend this audiobook enough, especially for those who enjoy an epistolary style of narrative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nadine
    Hunston, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    4/2/16
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    "Witty Wilkie"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Moonstone to be better than the print version?

    I consider nearly all audio editions to be better than print, and this one also.


    What did you like best about this story?

    some cleverly witty narrative


    Have you listened to any of B. J. Harrison’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I was not sure about narrator. I quite liked his accent, except for the oo sound which is the usual American pronunciation of all the u/ew phonemes, and is discordant in an English accented story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is good when possible, for the easier following of the plot, but not necessary.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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