• The Passenger from Scotland Yard

  • By: H. F. Wood
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-16-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
  • 2.3 (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Five men sat in a railroad compartment on the main train from London to Dover. The same five men boarded the Channel steamer and crossed to Calais, where they caught another train for Paris. By the time the train reaches Paris, we learn that one man is a detective from Scotland Yard, on the trail of stolen gems; one man is a murderer; and another, a corpse!This introduction leads the listener into a story that has been characterized as the best detective novel between The Moonstone and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings
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By Roger on 09-24-09

Good early mystery

This is a good, fun story, although it drags in spots. The fascinating part is watching the author explore the possibilities of this new genre, before the development of the conventions with which modern readers and listeners are well aware.

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By Sandinic on 08-16-09

Good oldie

Good old-fashioned mystery. Loved the narrator.

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By Duncan on 09-05-09

Not to be compared with detective classics !

'a story that has been characterized as the best detective novel between The Moonstone and The Hound of the Baskervilles.' I don't think so! This is a pretentious, fussy, rambling tale that could have been cut by at least 50%. The author appears to want to impress with his knowledge of French although it is mostly used in a bizarre and inappropriate way. If this is not bad enough, it is compounded by the style of the narrator with characterisations almost as annoying as the rambling story itself. Some chapters are almost impossible to follow due to the strange style of both the narration and the story. Totally fails to create any sort of atmosphere.

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By Lorna on 01-10-11

Typically Victoria, nice mystery

This book was written back in Victorian times and as such has the same detailed, long-winded and sometimes laborious style that effects most victorian era books. Knowing that going in made it much more enjoyable. As a recording there are some repeated sentances or words and the sound level varies from chapter to chapter but that didn't stop the understanding of the story.

If you like stories to the point and are happy to fill in your own detail this book is not for you. However those who like a different kind of mystery and don't mind some old style rambling will probably enjoy this.

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