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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (948 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: bo5l
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First published in 1878, The Suicide Club is a collection of three gruesome adventure stories which combine into a single narrative, recounting the exploits of Floritzel, Prince of Bohemia, and his trusty confidant Colonel Geraldine as they infiltrate a secret society of dubious individuals intent on losing their own lives.

Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts

The Prince and the Colonel are out incognito in London, when they meet a strange young man giving free cream tarts to all he meets. He introduces them to the Suicide Club, a horrific society whose members gamble with their own lives each night. Our heroes succeed in disbanding the club and its president is sent abroad “for disposal” with Geraldine’s brother.

Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk

In the Latin Quarter of Paris, an unsuspecting American tourist finds himself at the heart of a dastardly plot. He is lured away by an attractive countess, only to discover a dead body in his bed on his return. His kind neighbour, Dr. Noel, arranges to hide the body in a trunk which is smuggled to London in the baggage of Prince Floritzel and Colonel Geraldine. When Floritzel discovers the plot, he also finds that the body is that of Geraldine’s brother—and the President of the Suicide Club has escaped.

The Adventure of the Hansom Cab

In London, Lieutenant Brackenbury Rich is taken by a mysterious hansom cabman to a house where an odd party is underway. The host turns out to be Colonel Geraldine in disguise, who whisks him off to a secret location where Prince Floritzel and the President of the Suicide Club are to fight a final duel to the death.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 2/10/2014

    " This Story was crazy. Stevenson has these morbid and interesting stories. All I'm going to say is that it is about a club of people that wants to died, which is why its named as it is. It don't want to spoil anything. Each part seems like its a seperate story, but its all realated and you'll see how towards the end. Everyone is connected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 12/19/2013

    " The rich main character gets off way to easy! But RLS slips in some fab exposition in this bad boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stig | 12/10/2013

    " A fun read, if you can use that word in connection with suicide. But a pretty good little collection of three Victorian suspense stories with all the elements I like in such stories - incognito royalty, secret clubs, less-than-virtous women, revenge and honour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyas | 11/17/2013

    " The Prince of Bohemia, out of boredom, tried his hand on adventure, along with his faithful Master of the Horse; involving himself - and his royal servant - in danger. But when his actions brought a devastating sadness to the colonel, the prince wanted to redeem his mistakes. Could have been made a great movie, but my 21-st century eyes demand more detailed descriptions of events like the duel in the last chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/6/2013

    " The Suicide Club is only 59 pages long and only contains three connected short stories, but, of course, it was fabulous, as all Stevenson's writing is in my humble opinion. Strikes me as imitative of Poe but a little less dark. A fast-paced, easy read, it nonetheless contains some interesting comments on the body as object, social atavism, and foreign relations that merit scholarly consideration. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CJ Louis | 10/10/2013

    " I thought it was alright, not the greatest story that I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 6/16/2013

    " I started reading this book, but because of a busy schedule I never finished it. I do intend to finish it soon though, because it was a fascinating, if slightly morbid, read... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 6/6/2013

    " This was just a fun book to read. The book I read had other short stories that were a blast to read as well. He's one of my new (to me) favorite authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonsoles | 12/29/2012

    " it's a peculiar and shocking story, the same style of writing than Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, if you like Stevenson I'd read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 12/24/2012

    " 3 short stories with interwoven plots, starting with the Prince's run-in with a club of suicidals who take the burden out of suicide by turning it into a game. I enjoyed the first story most, but it's such a short book (50-some pages I think) that I had to finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cliff Watt | 7/16/2012

    " I have a theory that Stevenson was struggling with his own thoughts of suicide when he wrote this. It's not a particularly well written story, but I wonder if it was maybe cathartic to write? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 serrulatae (girl a) | 6/5/2012

    " This was a big disappointment. The first story had a super interesting idea that did not really get explored at all, and then the following two stories dealt with trying to capture a criminal from the first story. Wasted potential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slytheringirl | 12/27/2011

    " Not too bad for RLS, but he could have done better. The first tale is the best of the three and would have been better off if he fleshed it out and kept it by itself. The others in this trilogy are pretty typical Victorian fare, but are still good reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iziur | 12/20/2011

    " I found this story very catching... Just a few lines into the book and I was hooked. I believe with just a few adjustments it could be a wonderful movie. A very nice short read by the great Stevenson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marietta | 12/1/2011

    " he is a classic... love the "mood" and atmosphere in his books!!! he made me love London !!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 9/27/2011

    " Excellent... until the last pages, which are timid and anticlimactic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zombaby Cera | 9/11/2011

    " This was a great mystery of sorts. The Body Snatcher was also included in this book as well and was exciting to read. Robert Louis Stevenson has yet to disappoint me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbachelder | 5/24/2011

    " Gotta love these classic horror stories! Jekyl and Hyde is a short book, and even though we all know the story of how Dr. Jekyl drinks a potion and turns into his evil alter-ego Mr. Hyde, the telling of the story is creepy and the vocabulary is brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielroffle | 5/22/2011

    " "Dr.Jekyll" is cool but really guys, "The Merry Men" is the real shit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/16/2011

    " Even without the suspense as to the outcome, the book was an entertaining read. And, it's a classic! I have seen the play before and next time I'll have the full story in mind to make it richer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/16/2011

    " Lovely writing. Intricate, elegant phrasing that is so far removed from the blunt way we communicate in the modern world. Also an intriguing investigation of the desire to indulge in vice without consequence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisyjess | 5/15/2011

    " Loved it. It drew me in from the first page and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/10/2011

    " I loved this book!! It was brilliantly thought through and had a good meaning in the end . It made me cry!! :') "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 5/6/2011

    " The sotry is nothing like pop culture portrays. The monster is a small man, not a huge giant. I read it for the cultural experience. I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Like all books that have become horror classics, the original is not scary or horrible. It is a much different story than Hollywood has made it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy Kay :) | 5/2/2011

    " LOOOOOVEEDD it ;) like nothing I've ever read before! It was spectacular! lol "

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About the Author
Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.

About the Narrator

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.