The Moonstone [Audible Studios Edition]

  • by Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by Peter Jeffrey
  • 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as "the first and the greatest English detective novel".The stone of the title is an enormous diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood.

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An engrossing detective novel

I was attracted to THE MOONSTONE after reading (Hearing) Wilkie Collins" THE WOMAN IN WHITE. What is fascinating to me is how a book written over 140 years ago can be read eaily without footnotes to explain the significance of the events of the time. The characters and the action brought me into that time period with ease.

I plan to sownload every Wilkie Collins book that is available in Audible.com
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- Lucie

Surprisingly good

I probably never would have read this on paper - too old-fashioned, too long - but with it narrated (and done so well by Jeffrey!) I was able to hear the voices of the characters and be entertained by the different perspectives as each one tells the story from their point of view. I thought this was a masterfully crafted story, with parts that made me laugh out loud. Had to be able to concentrate when listening to keep track of the plot and characters.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios