• The Cryptic Lines

  • By: Richard Storry
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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The Cryptic Lines

By: Richard Storry
Narrated by: Jake Urry
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Publisher's summary

Set in a sprawling Gothic mansion in a remote coastal location, somewhere in the British Isles, the elderly recluse Lord Alfred Willoughby is deciding what is to become of his vast fortune after his death.

Whilst his head is telling him to leave nothing at all to his wastrel son, Matthew, his heart is speaking differently.

After much deliberation, in a last-ditch attempt to try and show to his son the importance of applying himself to a task and staying with it to the end, he devises a series of enigmatic puzzles cunningly concealed within the lines of a poem - the cryptic lines.

If he completes the task successfully and solves the puzzles, he will inherit the entire estate, but if he fails, he will receive nothing.

However, from Lord Alfred's will, it emerges that Matthew is not the only interested party. The mysterious old house holds many secrets, and nothing is as it first appears....

The audio version, read by Jake Urry, has now been re-recorded at an even higher quality, bringing this atmospheric tale to vivid life like never before!

©2007 Richard Alan Storry (P)2019 Richard Storry

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Quick, very entertaining read!

This book was slow in the beginning but man do you get caught up in the crazy quickly! Jake Urry does an amazing job with the narration and has a real feel for the pace of the story.

Kid friendly, probably more suited to 8 years and up. While a bit on the gothic end of things, this isn’t crazy morbid by any stretch. I love that you were able to sit and try to figure everything out along with the characters and the final twist will absolutely shock you. Truly a must if you enjoy mysteries and competitions!

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.