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Fifty Tales of Mystery and Adventure Audiobook

Fifty Tales of Mystery and Adventure

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping collection of the very best classic mystery and adventure stories.

  • 1. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain
  • 2. "The Perfect Crime" by Seamark
  • 3. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs
  • 4. "The Tea-Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace
  • 5. "The Step" by E. F. Benson
  • 6. "The Queer Feet" by G. K. Chesterton
  • 7. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey
  • 8. "The Enemy" by Hugh Walpole
  • 9. "An Impromptu Dance" by A. J. Alan
  • 10. "The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 11. "The Wedding Guest" by Guy Boothby
  • 12. "Caterpillars" by E. F. Benson
  • 13. "Juxtapositions" by Stacy Aumonier
  • 14. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey
  • 15. "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa M. Alcott
  • 16. "A Joy Ride" by A. J. Alan
  • 17. "Afterward" by Edith Wharton
  • 18. "His Brother’s Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs
  • 19. "Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty" by Stacy Aumonier
  • 20. "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe

And 30 other riveting tales.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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    Mathew 03-12-15
    Mathew 03-12-15
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    "Disappointed"

    I was excited about this collection, but I could not get past the narrator. Her pace and inflection led me to focus on her voice and style of narration at the expense of the stories. I couldn't get past it, and ended up quitting this book after only a couple of tales.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Denise J. 11-06-17
    Denise J. 11-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great stories, performance grating"

    Love the stories. Narrator drives me nuts. Have heard English accents before,(I'm a Yank) but I don't know if this is a regional one but have never heard so many words pronounced so oddly. For me the voice is grating. However the reading is quite good and animated without the affectation of trying to create voices for each character which so often detracts from a reading. Overall it's worth 4 stars even so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Burlington, ON, Canada 04-08-17
    Ron Burlington, ON, Canada 04-08-17 Member Since 2010
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    "They just can't write like this any more"

    After listening to authors with a mastery of the English language it makes it hard to read contemporary fiction.
    this collection had a few stories I have heard before but they don't get old.
    I wish my command of the language was half a good so that I could give an adequate review. the stories were good sometimes predictable but with these it is the journey not the destination that counts.
    the narration was suburb.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the listen


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Florida 01-29-16
    Amazon Customer Florida 01-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Poor Narration"

    This narrator/reader mispronounced many words because she fails to bother with the context. it is as though she is a mere automaton with incomplete and erroneous programing. she needs to learn to pay attention as she reads. many times she seems to be reading line-by-line rather than sentence-by-sentence. I have made similar evaluations in previous books narrated by this person, so she is consistently making the same mistakes.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • rachel grinham
    1/7/17
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    "Don't waste your time!"

    Only managed 3 mins of this, the narrator Cathy Dobson is awful, her voice is grating and monotonous and words not pronounced properly. What a total waste of my money, 30 hrs and 55 mins of book I'll never hear

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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