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The Passenger from Scotland Yard | [H. F. Wood]

The Passenger from Scotland Yard

Five men sat in a railroad compartment on the main train from London to Dover. The same five men boarded the Channel steamer and crossed to Calais, where they caught another train for Paris. By the time the train reaches Paris, we learn that one man is a detective from Scotland Yard, on the trail of stolen gems; one man is a murderer; and another, a corpse!
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Five men sat in a railroad compartment on the main train from London to Dover. The same five men boarded the Channel steamer and crossed to Calais, where they caught another train for Paris. By the time the train reaches Paris, we learn that one man is a detective from Scotland Yard, on the trail of stolen gems; one man is a murderer; and another, a corpse!This introduction leads the listener into a story that has been characterized as the best detective novel between The Moonstone and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings

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    Roger South Orange, NJ, United States 09-24-09
    Roger South Orange, NJ, United States 09-24-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Good early mystery"

    This is a good, fun story, although it drags in spots. The fascinating part is watching the author explore the possibilities of this new genre, before the development of the conventions with which modern readers and listeners are well aware.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 08-16-09
    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 08-16-09
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    "Good oldie"

    Good old-fashioned mystery. Loved the narrator.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Empowerment Middletown, RI, United States 08-23-09
    Empowerment Middletown, RI, United States 08-23-09
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    "Good story"

    Good story - one that keeps you on your toes. Might get confusing if you are not an experienced mystery reader. Very well read.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Long Beachong Beach, MS, United States 11-08-13
    Allison Long Beachong Beach, MS, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2008
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    What disappointed you about The Passenger from Scotland Yard?

    this book was boring slow and very hard to listen to...managed to get to chapter 10 hoping it would change but nope ....not recommended


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    Nora Gainesville, FL, USA 08-18-09
    Nora Gainesville, FL, USA 08-18-09
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    "Confused and bored"

    Rarely do I come across a book I don't like. This book was not only confusing, but boring a well. And it didn't help that the narrator read in a monotone.

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    Shirley Craigieburn, Australia 08-15-09
    Shirley Craigieburn, Australia 08-15-09
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    "not good"

    Not well written,too many unexplained characters and sub plots, difficult to listen to

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    Amy Ft. Smith, AR, United States 07-20-09
    Amy Ft. Smith, AR, United States 07-20-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Fell flat"

    I love classic mysteries. I should have liked this. But I didn't. While the narrator was not great, he did differentiate between voices, and that is something that is often lacking in many audiobooks. No, the problem was the story. It dragged. There was a lot of tangents that didn't seem to add to the plot or characters. The author appeared to use 20 words when 5 would do. Sorry, but if you are looking for an overlooked gem reminiscent of the "golden age" of mystery, keep looking.

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    "Not to be compared with detective classics !"

    'a story that has been characterized as the best detective novel between The Moonstone and The Hound of the Baskervilles.' I don't think so! This is a pretentious, fussy, rambling tale that could have been cut by at least 50%. The author appears to want to impress with his knowledge of French although it is mostly used in a bizarre and inappropriate way. If this is not bad enough, it is compounded by the style of the narrator with characterisations almost as annoying as the rambling story itself. Some chapters are almost impossible to follow due to the strange style of both the narration and the story. Totally fails to create any sort of atmosphere.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lorna
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    "Typically Victoria, nice mystery"

    This book was written back in Victorian times and as such has the same detailed, long-winded and sometimes laborious style that effects most victorian era books. Knowing that going in made it much more enjoyable. As a recording there are some repeated sentances or words and the sound level varies from chapter to chapter but that didn't stop the understanding of the story.

    If you like stories to the point and are happy to fill in your own detail this book is not for you. However those who like a different kind of mystery and don't mind some old style rambling will probably enjoy this.

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