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Extended Audio Sample The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Michael Pennington, Terence Hard Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged audio version is read for your enjoyment by Michael Pennington and Terence Hard.

Here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond - bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man

When Rachel Verinder's birthday present, the Moonstone - a large Indian diamond - is stolen at her party, suspicion and the diamond's mysterious curse seem set to ruin everyone and everything she loves. Only Sergeant Cuff's famous detective skills offer any hope of peace and a future for them all.

The intricate plot and modern technique of multiple narrators made Wilkie Collins' 1868 work a huge success in the Victorian sensation genre. With a reconstruction of the crime, red herrings, and a 'locked-room' puzzle, The Moonstone was also a major precursor of the modern mystery novel.

Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erik Laiho | 2/20/2014

    " I highly recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric | 2/10/2014

    " I liked this book overall but found that the way Collins used 11 different narrators made the book seem clumsy and awkward. It was a fairly good story but I wish there had been 100 pages less, found the middle very tiresome to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tamara | 1/31/2014

    " Long read but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sam | 1/29/2014

    " There were parts that were slightly predictable, but that is only because this is one of the first detective novels ever written, and started the trend. Overall, I thought this book was very enjoyable. "

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