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  • The Moonstone

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

The story involves a huge diamond, the moonstone, originally stolen from an Indian shrine. The gem is given to an English girl on her 18th birthday but disappears that same night. What follows is a spellbinding mystery that to this day has the power to draw the listener into its world of danger, suspense, and surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Lisa on 10-19-06

Get anther version there are several available

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-16

Would you try another book from Wilkie Collins and/or Walter Covell and cast ?

I will deliberately avoid Walter Covell at all costs

What was most disappointing about Wilkie Collins’s story?

It seems a shallow adventure book with little depth.... but I haven't finished yet so withholding judgement

What didn’t you like about Walter Covell and cast ’s performance?

This guy has a really annoying Rowan Atkinson type voice. In addition he starts every section very mellow and increases in volume and speed as he proceeds. There is no logic to this that has to do with the story.

Any additional comments?

Finally the audio quality itself is poor. There are passages where the sound is distorted because it is being recorded to loud, there are other places where the sound drifts in and out from muffled to crisper as if played back on a worn out tape recorder.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power and the Glory

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement in this penetrating novel set in 1930s Mexico during the era of Communist religious persecutions. As revolutionaries determine to stamp out the evils of the church through violence, the last Roman Catholic priest is on the lam, hunted by a police lieutenant. Despite his own sense of worthlessness—he is a heavy drinker and has fathered an illegitimate child—he is determined to continue to function as a priest until captured.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to hear

  • By Vladimir Shklovsky on 05-07-13

Lousy recording quality of bad narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What disappointed you about The Power and the Glory?

It was difficult to listen past the distortion of the recording and the awful voice of the narrator. Sounds like it was recorded in the 50's with a cheap microphone. Turning down all the bass and mid tones and turning up the high eq made it a little more bearable. Need to stop trusting audible and always preview the recording first....

What did you like best about this story?

The book itself is amazing have read it any times

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bernard Mayes?

Anyone with a more human sounding voice. Mr. Mayes sounds like a dying frog.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful