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Two Tocks Before Midnight Audiobook

Two Tocks Before Midnight

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Publisher's Summary

Strange Affair of October 24th, 1859: When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues.

But among the members, there is a traitor. Among the forgers, there is a murderer.

As friends betray their own and souls are sentenced to death, suspicions and tensions mount. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer. But will he succeed? Or will the night of October 24th, 1859 forever remain a unresolved mystery?

©2012 CJ Martin (P)2012 CJ Martin

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    Reg McKinney, TX 02-22-17
    Reg McKinney, TX 02-22-17 Member Since 2011

    Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!

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    "Holmesian"

    I really enjoyed this short listen! I wish it had been longer. It reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes story. The style of writing, the subtle clues put together, the hidden relationships brought to light throughout the story, all reminded me of Holmes.

    An ancient scroll is discovered and brought to the Agora Society to determine its authenticity. The members soon designate it a forgery. Then more scrolls start to appear. The Agora Society is so disturbed by these forgeries, they take out an ad to warn people about them. Shortly after, one of their members is found murdered, the clues start adding up. The only problem is, they need to find the murderer before two tocks before midnight.

    The narration by Wayne Farrell was fantastic. His accent and delivery was absolutely perfect for the material and probably a large part of why I found it such a fun listen. I will look for other books narrated by Farrell.

    I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

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    Terminator Fan 01-31-17
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    "Quick listen"

    Note: I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    I don't normally go for short stories - I prefer full length novels. But this one was decently done. And sometimes I think authors could take a hint from short story writers; their ability to tell a significant amount of story in just a few words is a good talent to have, imo. Especially for writers who tend to be a bit too ... er ... wordy *cough* George R.R. Martin *cough*.

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    Kelly watley 01-25-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Extremely Good!!"

    Very well paced and taut thriller. The characters are very well thought out and developed, into a well researched story. One keeps turning the pages effortlessly, as the writing style flows very smoothly. Would recommend more from this author.“
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Jan United States 01-23-17
    Jan United States 01-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent and inexpensive"

    suspense, thriller, crime, 19th-century, murder-investigation, novella

    Excellent! Forgery, a secret society, murder, and a well documented cerebral investigation. And all in a length and style similar to Conan Doyle, what more could you ask for? Very well crafted and written for the enjoyment of those of us who always hope to find someone new yet similar.
    Wayne Farrell is marvelous as Carl.
    I requested and received a free review copy from the publisher, author, or narrator courtesy of AudioBookBOOM

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    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 09-27-14
    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 09-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A great mystery."

    Wayne Farrell's narration is wonderful, it makes a good story even better. The tones, characterisations, the whole thing is wildly entertaining.

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    ""Closer than family""
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    A delightful, if short, mystery recounted as if taken from one strange happening in the history of the Agora Society, and with a style similar to that of Dr.Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories. One of the members of the Agora goes missing for a six month period, then returns unexpectedly with a companion and an ancient artifact. It is this that launches the unpleasant and murderous circumstances recorded.<br/><br/>Beautifully written in the first person and read with clarity and character by Wayne Farrell, this is the perfect book to gently exercise the mind whilst filling an empty hour. My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a copy of Two Tocks before Midnight, via Audiobook Boom. It was a pleasure to hear and I hope that more such tales will follow.


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