Classic Detective Stories

Volume 3
Narrated by: Walter Covell
Series: Dr. Thorndyke
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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This third collection of vintage detective stories includes these tales:

"The Mandarin's Pearl" by R. Austin Freeman
"The Blue Sequin" by R. Austin Freeman
"The Chicago Heiress" by Cliffard Ashdown
"The Case of Mr. Geldard's Elopment" by Arthur Morrison
"The Case of the Ward Land Tabernacle" by Arthur Morrison
"The Liverpool Mystery" by Baroness Orczy
"The Case of Miss Eliot" by Baroness Orczy
"The Little Old Man of Batignolle" by Emile Gaborioux
"The Secret of the Fox Hunter" by William Le Queux
"The Staircase at the Heart's Delight" by Anna Katherine Green
"The Adventure of the Naval Treaty" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

(P)1989 Jimcin Recordings

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A mix

The quality of these stories varies, as is usual with collections. The narration is passable. None is outstanding except the Naval Treaty, which is found in Sherlock Holmes collections. Still, I recommend the collection to those who can't get enough of classically written mysteries. For those who just want a good read, probably not.

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  • 01-25-10

Getting better

The stories are still great, the readers not so. However, some of the readers are more capable, the better ones try and stay away from pretend British accents, I don't know where they come from but listening to the attempts gives a new meaning to a plum in the mouth accent. A better effort, much easier on the ears, some attempt to give understanding and characterisation to the stories