Miss Cornelia Van Gorder
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(3.7 based on 185 ratings)
  • 1
    The Man in Lower Ten | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Man in Lower Ten

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
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    (22)
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    Lawrence Blakely, attorney-at-law, sets off by train to deliver valuable documents in a criminal case. Along the way he encounters romance, treachery, a murder in which he is implicated and, finally, a train wreck.

    Worth the price

    I mostly enjoyed this book though it went on a bit too long. It was an old fashioned story of love and murder.

    Reviewed on May 24 2011 by Elaine (San Diego, CA, United States)
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    The Man in Lower Ten (Tantor Edition) | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Man in Lower Ten (Tantor Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Rebecca Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
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    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Rinehart's The Man in Lower Ten, the first American detective novel to make the best seller list, follows the investigation of the murder of a man in a sleeping car on a train. In this fast-paced thriller, the investigating detective builds up a network of clues that absolutely incriminate three entirely different people---only one of whom can be guilty.

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    The Circular Staircase | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Circular Staircase

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Rebecca Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This is perhaps Mary Roberts Rinehart's most famous story. Wealthy spinster Rachel Innes is persuaded by her niece and nephew, Gertrude and Halsey, to take a house in the country for the summer. Rachel is unaware that the house holds a secret, and soon unexplained happenings and murder follow.

    really bad narrator

    This book may have actually been quite enjoyable if read by someone who put any excitement at all in their reading. It was really very hard to get thr..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2008 by tracy (thatcher, AZ, United States)
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    The Circular Staircase | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Circular Staircase

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Laurie Klein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Twenty-year-old Halsey and 24-year-old Gertrude, nephew and niece of Rachel Inness, a well-to-do middle-aged spinster, talk Rachel into renting a large country house for the summer. Mysterious happenings occur the first night they are there, something or someone falls down the stairs in the middle of the night. A man is dead at the foot of the circular staircase. Now the question arises as to who he is and why was he in the house.

    Influential

    Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the Grand Dames of the golden age of cozy mysteries. She is the only American member of that club. I would have rat..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2015 by Linda (PITTSBURGH, PA, United States)
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    The Circular Staircase | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Circular Staircase

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Cindy Hardin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (20)
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    (5)
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    The Circular Staircase has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer. Rachel Innes is relieved when Gertrude and Halsey arrive to keep their dear old aunt company and allow her the courtesy of a decent night's sleep. Unfortunately, the explosive sound of a revolver shot the next night shatters Rachel's hopes. And the body at the foot of the circular staircase insures many sleepless nights to follow.

    Narration is Awful

    I hesitate to condemn the entire book based solely on the narrator's (lack) of performance. But, it was that bad. For me, that's saying something. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 09 2006 by Sara (Palm Harbor, FL, USA)
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    The Circular Staircase | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Circular Staircase

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
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    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    “This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep our newspapers and detective agencies happy and prosperous.” So begins The Circular Staircase, a book which has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer of our time.

    Excellent narrator

    Maybe it just was not what I was expecting, but I found the story tedious and decided not to finish listening. However, I thoroughly enjoyed Lorna Ra..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2011 by Scott (Tyler, TX, United States)
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    The Circular Staircase | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Circular Staircase

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (14)
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    (12)
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    Rachel Innes rents a summer house that is full of hidden rooms and sinister happenings. Chilling horror, romance, and rollicking humor permeate this suspenseful mystery novel.

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    The Bat | Mary Roberts Rinehart

    The Bat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Miss Cornelia Van Gorder has left her New York City home for a vacation in an isolated country mansion with her beautiful young niece, neurotic maid, pompous butler and a mysterious but genteel young man, only to find herself the victim of a elusive master criminal, the Bat.

    Good radio drama

    This is a book more appropriate for listening than reading since it sounds very much like the play which gave it birth. The reader does justice to the..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2005 by Irwin (Freehold, NJ, USA)