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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,716 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Called “the first and greatest of English detective novels” by T. S. Eliot, Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense.

A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.

Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, and the drug-addicted scientist—each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jason | 2/17/2014

    " Surprised no one has turned me on to Collins before. Excellent page turner whodunnit. I particularly enjoyed the first part, narrated by the butler. He was very droll. Franklin's account got a bit boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katya Epstein | 2/16/2014

    " I loves me some 19th-century British mystery, so I ate this up at first. But I found it started to drag about halfway through (when it first switches narrators). Collins seemed to feel the need to spell everything out in painstakingly slow detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bonnie | 2/13/2014

    " I had to start reading this book three times but I did end up liking it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ann | 2/12/2014

    " This book reads like a delicious Masterpiece Mystery Classic. It had wonderfully eccentric characters, a fascinating plot and almost no dead bodies. I had forgotten how good the classics can be. Thanks for the recommendation, Louise. "

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