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The Moonstone Audiobook

The Moonstone

Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.
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Publisher's Summary

Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond. And as we listen to each character’s version of the events, layer upon layer of drama and suspense build to the final and astonishing denouement of this magnificent, classic English detective novel.

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Public Domain (P)2014 Naxos AudioBooks

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    Gary Kelly 08-14-15
    Gary Kelly 08-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Be persistent"
    Would you listen to The Moonstone again? Why?

    I read this when I was a teenager. This production is excellent. You just need to get thru the first 45 minutes, which seems a little tedious at first, but sets the scene and tone for the rest of book, which becomes increasingly engaging.

    Well with the investment. Thanks to those who produced it (including Wilkie Collins :)


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Nana L
    1/9/15
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    "Wonderful"

    Equally as enjoyable as Woman in White. Great story, language delightful, narration perfect. Wonderful to listen to when wanting to relax.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Harriet Lindsay
    10/22/15
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    "Excellent and thrilling novel. Gripping from first to last."

    Extremely well narrated throughout with one very very minor error (in my opinion). Betteridge's accent was not noticeably a regional accent which makes sense given his circumstances. However, when it comes to his daughter Penelope her accent, as quoted by 2 of the narrators, is markedly Yorkshire which does not make sense! As I say a very minor objection as her words are only spoken a couple of times. Apologies for being pedantic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • EFL
    12/30/14
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    "The moonstone"

    Excellent, un-putdownable tale with fantastic performances from all readers, apart from the introduction.
    Collins is brilliant. Would highly recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • annie
    orston, United Kingdom
    10/12/15
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    "unexpected delight"
    What did you like most about The Moonstone?

    the performance - each character reading their own 'chapters' added colour and character to the story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each had their own qualities - though the epilogue 'policeman' was a special delight


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    As stated - helped engage me in the story


    Any additional comments?

    Slowish start but I am now a Wilkie Collins convert!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs M.
    7/6/15
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    "Slow to start but gets gripping"

    I found the first few dozen chapters slow-moving; I may well have skim-read a written text, but the story did draw me in nevertheless so it is worth persevering and the ending is perfect.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David Bailey
    4/13/15
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    "Awful narration!"
    What would have made The Moonstone better?

    Better narrator for second part of story.


    Any additional comments?

    There sadly comes a time in every actors life when age adversely affects their performance. The voice becomes thin, weedy and gurgled. Diction goes from precise to floppy and in this case a terrible sense of over wetness of the mouth. I don't know if the story or other narrators were any good as I had to stop listening.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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