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The Moonstone Audiobook
The Moonstone
Written by: 
Wilkie Collins
Narrated by: 
B. J. Harrison
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.

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  • 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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