• The Mystery of the Yellow Room

  • By: Gaston Leroux
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-30-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.3 (12 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

First published in 1907, Gaston Leroux’s The Mystery of the Yellow Room is considered the first "locked room" mystery story and an inspiration for the work of Agatha Christie.
In a forest estate, an acclaimed scientist’s daughter, Miss Stangerson, is almost murdered. In its namesake twist, the possible suspects are confined in the same locked room over one night. Could it be the owner of the house, the servant, or even the police officer present? Joseph Rouletabille, journalist and amateur detective, learns of the motivations and is presented the alibis of each possible criminal.
With his deep voice and a genteel delivery, Walter Covell brings intensity to this spine-chillingly delightful puzzle.
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Publisher's Summary

Gaston Leroux is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera. However, he also wrote some excellent detective stories. In fact, Leroux's contribution to French detective fiction is considered a parallel to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's in the United Kingdom and Edgar Allan Poe's in America. In this, his most popular mystery, rival detectives try to crack the following case: Madamoiselle Stangerson retires to bed in the Yellow Room. Suddenly, revolver shots echo through the house and she screams for help. Her father and a servant run to the locked room where they find the wounded girl - alone. The only other exit, a window, is barred. How had the assailant escaped?
(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings
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3 out of 5 stars
By Lee J. Pelletier on 05-27-16

Too Far Fetched.

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Suspension of disbelief. It's required for all good works of fiction, and especially for a locked room mystery. It allows us to enjoy the fanciful world of Hobbits, life aboard an as yet fictitious star cruiser, magic, and much more. And even though we know that Hobbits and star cruisers aren't real, for the moment, we are transported there.

But there is a point at which suspension of disbelief goes from enjoyment to "this is just stupid". That's this book. In part, this book is a victim of it's age. The story did not age well, and audiences had lower standards back in the day. It IS a classic, and was well received when it was published.

And I have to say I did enjoy the beginning part of the book. But somewhere about midway through, I started losing interest as the plot became more and more implausible.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Randi on 07-23-15

A good mystery!

Easy read that kept my interest, at times I didn't want to put the book down. The ending made me want to read more - perhaps there's a second book"

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4 out of 5 stars
By the one and only!! on 04-12-16

excellent story

Story is brilliant but performance could have been a whole lot better with a good voice over actor/actress.

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