Great Classic Crime Stories

  • by G. K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, Ambrose Bierce, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, A. J. Alan
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A grisly collection of despicable crimes told by some of the world's best writers.


1. "Charles", by A. J. Alan
2. "The Magic Casket", by R. Austin Freeman
3. The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah
4. "The Hammer of God", by G. K. Chesterton
5. "His Brother’s Keeper", by W. W. Jacobs
6. "The Murder of the Mandarin", by Arnold Bennett
7. "The Murder of the Countess Görlitz", by S. Baring-Gould
8. "The Shadow of the Shark", by G. K. Chesterton
9. "The Burglary", by Arnold Bennett
10. "The Perfect Murder", by Stacy Aumonier
11. "Blackmail", by John Galsworthy
12. "The Honest Thief", by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
13. "To Be Taken in Water", by George Walter Thornbury
14. "The Man Who Stole a Meeting House", by John Townsend Trowbridge
15. "The Great Bank Forgery", by Sir Basil Thomson
16. "Diamond Cut Diamond", by F. Britten Austin
17. "My Adventure at Chislehurst", by A. J. Alan
18. "The Marionettes", by O. Henry
19. "The Inn of the Two Witches", by Joseph Conrad
20. "The Man with the Watches", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
21. "The Saloon Passenger", by E. W. Hornung
22. "The Severed Hand", by Wilhelm Hauff
23. "Moon’s Gibbet", by Egerton Castle
24. "A Lucky Number", by S. B. Hale
25. "The Criminal from Lost Honour", by Friedrich Schiller
26. "The Tête Noire", by Charles Allston Collins
27. "The Downfall of Mulligans", by Banjo Patterson
28. "Hunted Down", by Charles Dickens
29. "Old Fags", by Stacy Aumonier
30. "My Favorite Murder", by Ambrose Bierce
31. "The Three Strangers", by Thomas Hardy
32. "A Bottomless Grave", by Ambrose Bierce

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Reader is ill-suited for the material

What would have made Great Classic Crime Stories better?

A narrator with more experience weaving a storyline.


What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

I do not know --- I couldn't get past the narrator's inability to craft comprehensible sentences.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

I'm beating a dead horse here. Wrong narrator for the content.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Great Classic Crime Stories?

I couldn't get that far.


Any additional comments?

I'm kicking myself for not listening to the preview. I promise this will never happen again.

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- LaurelNYC

Narrator too distracting

I tried a couple hours worth of this book but I just couldn't get pass the narrator's accent and the way she draws out her words. stories are potentially good but I just could not focus.
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- D. Anderson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2014
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks