The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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Who killed Edwin Drood? Was it his opium-addict uncle, John Jasper, or the quarrelsome Neville Landless? Or was Drood actually dead? Taking us from the calm cathedral town of Cloisterharn to London's filthy opium dens, Dickens creates a haunting atmosphere and slowly unravels the threads of revelations, twisted though they may be. It was not surprising that Charles Dickens, a close friend of Wilkie Collins, wrote a mystery novel. Further, it is not surprising that his contribution to the genre is considered an outstanding work. Longfellow went so far as to say of it, "certainly one of the most beautiful of his works, if not the most beautiful of all."
Published: [Ashland, Or.] : Alcazar Audioworks, 2006.
ISBN: 9780786153435
Additional Contributors: Thorn, David


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Mar 08, 2018

Suggest to skip the audio book version. Read the actual book instead. The audio reader makes the common mistake of trying to turn the book into a play, by giving unique accents to all the characters. I don't know if the accents are accurate for 19th century rural England, but they do accomplish one thing: the dialog is very difficult to understand. Might be ok for a romance or suspense novel, but doesn't work for a mystery. Plus it isn't particularly well done. For example In Dan Brown's recent "Origin" as committed to audio book, many of the characters have accents, Spanish, Polish, etc. But the audio dialog remains very easy to understand. As an audio book, this one is a no-go. Not recommended.


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