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Moonstone (version 2)

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Said to be the first detective novel ever written, it is wonderful for its blending of the intrigues of romance with the conventional sleights of hand of the mystery novel. Marvellous also for its sensitive portrayal of traditionally outsider characters - the hunchbacked girl who dies for love, the dying Jewish doctor who enables resolution of the mystery, the tricky Hindu conjurors who only seek the restoration of their sacred gem. Hilarious at times, The Moonstone is also a deeply felt example of the storyteller's art. - Summary by Tony Addison

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 7 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 6, 2020
Subject: The moonstone
One of the few books that invite you to read it again and again.
Reviewer: - September 30, 2018
Subject: the moonstone
Great story but too many narrators are being used in this production. its very hard to keep pace with the amount of different voices...i had to give up the story on the seecond period because the russian ladies accent was just too strong and unintelligible for the story to be comfortably listened to. great shame
Reviewer: - January 11, 2017
An extremely long book, but very interesting. I don't recall any reader that was so bad I couldn't continue listening. I thought maybe the accent caused some of the words to be mispronounced.
Reviewer: - April 19, 2016
Subject: Loved this book!
Long book but I loved it! Moving on to Robinson! The book is told by different characters so the various narrators reflect that -some are better than others but overall it is a wonderful story -great detective stuff, humor, romance, and insight into English life in that era, and how much is still the same today! Loved it!
Reviewer: - August 20, 2014
The first part is well read. In the second part, a non-native speaker takes over. Too many pronunciation mistakes and a very heavy accent, so I had to quit at the beginning of the second part.
Reviewer: - May 18, 2014
Part 24 - so many mistakes in pronunciation!!! it was real torture to listen to!
Reviewer: - March 17, 2013
The readers who are not native english speakers.

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