Two Tocks Before Midnight

  • by Clay Boutwell
  • Narrated by Wayne Farrell
  • 1 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Strange Affair of October 24th, 1859: When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues.
But among the members, there is a traitor. Among the forgers, there is a murderer.
As friends betray their own and souls are sentenced to death, suspicions and tensions mount. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer. But will he succeed? Or will the night of October 24th, 1859 forever remain a unresolved mystery?


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I really enjoyed this short listen! I wish it had been longer. It reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes story. The style of writing, the subtle clues put together, the hidden relationships brought to light throughout the story, all reminded me of Holmes.

An ancient scroll is discovered and brought to the Agora Society to determine its authenticity. The members soon designate it a forgery. Then more scrolls start to appear. The Agora Society is so disturbed by these forgeries, they take out an ad to warn people about them. Shortly after, one of their members is found murdered, the clues start adding up. The only problem is, they need to find the murderer before two tocks before midnight.

The narration by Wayne Farrell was fantastic. His accent and delivery was absolutely perfect for the material and probably a large part of why I found it such a fun listen. I will look for other books narrated by Farrell.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.
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- Reg

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Note: I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

I don't normally go for short stories - I prefer full length novels. But this one was decently done. And sometimes I think authors could take a hint from short story writers; their ability to tell a significant amount of story in just a few words is a good talent to have, imo. Especially for writers who tend to be a bit too ... er ... wordy *cough* George R.R. Martin *cough*.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2012
  • Publisher: Kotoba Books