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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,361 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: David Thorn Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens' brilliant contribution to the field of crime and detection. In fact, the novel is even more of a mystery than Dickens himself intended, for he died before completing it, making it a favorite of literary detectives.

Against a background of opium dens, nocturnal graveyard visits, and moldering monastic crypts, Dickens weaves a tightly knit plot centered on the ominous disappearance of young Edwin Drood. Suspected of foul murder are John Jasper, a drug-addicted choir-master who hungers after Drood's fiancee, and Neville Landless, a Ceylonese who had previously quarreled violently with the missing man. With dark, brooding atmosphere and masterful characterization, Dickens is at the height of his powers in this final and unsurpassed work. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Deirdre | 2/10/2014

    " I have never been a big fan of Dickens, his long-winded writing style, his tendency to bog you down with unnecessary details. This, his last book, was being published as a story in parts. Intended to be a 12-part piece, Dickens finished only 6 of them before he died. Being a story of Dickens' though, it has now been published in one binding as an unfinished novel...which only makes the story worse. Now there's all this speculation about what Dickens intended for the remainder of the book, and y'know what? I'm just not that interested. I have David Copperfield on my to-read list, and that's probably the last bit of time I'll spend on Dickens. Blah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Olivia | 1/29/2014

    " Sinful that he died before he finished it. Makes me want to cry really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melody Hill | 1/10/2014

    " I actually read the original by Dickens. Even though I did my senior thesis on Dickens, I had forgotten that he died while writing this novel. I was so disappointed. I'm going to read one that has been finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jason | 1/5/2014

    " Everyone knows that this was Dickens' last novel and that he died before completing it. I went into it knowing this. I'd embraced it, accepted it and read away. With all this in mind, it was only natural that I was pissed off that it just ends! It was getting really juicy when it just stops-now rationally I know he died and that's why it wasn't completed, but I still can't help think, how rude! As always, with any of Dickens' novels, this has amazing characters, vivid locals and great action. Truly one of the greatest literary bummers, that he didn't get to complete this one. "

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