This is heralded as the very first
mystery novel. Collins, in his epic mystery, created the guidelines
for the genre as we know it today: a fabulous diamond stolen,
everyone in the house is suspected, three mysterious Indians sworn
to protect the jewel at all costs, the upstairs/downstairs tension
from the servants, and a brilliant detective who is eccentrically
fond of roses. This classic masterpiece is over 21 hours in length.
This audiobook is released unabridged, and is split up into files
that begin at each chapter, for easy bookmarking.
files will be available for you to download: One that contains the
complete audiobook, and another that contains everything except the
first five hours (this second option is for those who have already
dowloaded the first five hours through our FREE sample offer, to
avoid downloading the same files twice)
From Silvia Ator of Santa Fe, New Mexico on 7/7/2016.
I listen to audiobooks while on my nordictrack. I am enjoying this audiobook a lot. I recommend it as a very interesting and different detective story.
From Mark McLaughlin of Simi Valley, California on 5/16/2015.
"The Moonstone" is very cleverly written by Wilkie Collins. The gem itself is one of Alfred Hitchcock's MacGuffins.The real story is in the lives of those involved--their personalities and relationships, which are intricate and entertaining. The narration of this title is extremely well performed by BJ Harrison. He captures the feelings in the characters' dialog.
Loads of fun
From Desmond Johnson of Saratoga, California on 11/12/2013.
The humor, tone and time period all come through in BJ's reading. The book has several literary devices typical of the period, for example changing the narrator and "documentary" style of presentation. It expresses the interests and prejudices of the period as well, such as the popularity of amateur natural science research amongst professional classes and the gentry. It's a little long winded by today's standards, but not tiresome at all. Plenty of plot and character interest to keep the listener . . .
From Nearly Normal Mike of Rural, Georgia on 10/6/2013.
I very much enjoyed this book, not the story so much but in the old fashioned proper English language that seems to have disappeared. The story was very good though it tended to get a tiny bit tedious in it's detail in places.It is a book made all the much better by Mr. Harrion's narrative.All said, I highly recommend it.
From Dawn Hatfield of Tucson, Arizona on 5/28/2013.
Fantastic story, great character interpretations! Thank you so much for turning out such a high quality product!
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