We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Thirty Great Detective Stories Audiobook

Thirty Great Detective Stories

Regular Price:£89.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A wonderful collection of 30 of the greatest detective and mystery stories ever written. Featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, Dr. Thorndyke and Madame Rosika Storey.

  • 'Who killed Charlie Winpole?' By Ernest Bramah
  • 'The Blue Cross' by G. K. Chesterton
  • 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post
  • 'The Comedy at Fountain Cottage' by Ernest Bramah
  • 'The Mysterious Card' by Cleveland Moffett
  • 'The Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett
  • 'The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 'The Missing Years' by Barry Pain
  • 'A Costume Piece' by E. W. Hornung
  • 'The Missing Witness Sensation' by Ernest Bramah
  • 'The Purple Wig' by G. K. Chesterton
  • 'Double Demon' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'The Blue Sequin' by R. Austin Freeman
  • 'The Mystery of the Steel Room by Thomas W. Hanshew
  • 'The Paradise of Thieves' by G. K. Chesterton
  • 'The Adventure of the Three Garridebs' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 'The Murder at Fernhurst' by Hulbert Footner
  • 'The Lake' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell
  • 'The Perfect Murder' by Stacy Aumonier
  • 'The Mind-Readers' by Edgar Wallace
  • 'Unwinding' by Barry Pain
  • 'The Perfect Crime' by Seamark
  • 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole
  • The Magnet' by Barry Pain
  • 'The Biter Bit' by Wilkie Collins
  • 'The Stolen White Elephant' by Mark Twain
  • 'The Gold Bug' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'The Case of the White Footprints' by R. Austin Freeman
  • 'The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes' by Ernest Bramah

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

1.8 (5 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
2.8 (5 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
1.0 (5 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    AMcT 26/08/2015
    AMcT 26/08/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Stories - horrible narration."
    Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Cathy Dobson?

    Absolutely not.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

    Someone who doesn't drawl and growl.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Interest in the stories but irritation with the telling.


    Any additional comments?

    .

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  •  
    PPod 04/10/2015
    PPod 04/10/2015

    I started listening to audiobooks at night during bouts of insomnia. I enjoy crime fiction, interesting biographies but will try anything.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    101
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't buy until you have listened to the sample"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book itself is probably fine, but for me it was totally unlistenable due the the awful narration.


    What will your next listen be?

    My next listen will be anything NOT read by Cathy Dobson.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    CD's intonation was awful, her sing-song narration was dire and did not vary. I had hoped that it would get better or that I would get used to it but sadly this was not the case


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this book was great value for my credit and I'm sure that I would have enjoyed most of the stories, but the narration was intolerable. I'd like my money back!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    AXG 14/02/2016
    AXG 14/02/2016 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "DON'T just don't!!!!!"

    Had already listened to a Max Carrados tale by Ernest Bramah narrated by Stephen Fry and found it a story that left me wanting more. So I purchased this Thirty Great Detectives Stories for more of these and a taste of other detectives. What a disappointment!!! Not the stories themselves though but the narrator's M O N O T I N O U S drawl completely killed all feeling for the stories and characters. I will never knowingly purchase a story read by Cathy Dobson ever again!
    My ratings should not be a seen as a reflection on the stories but that of the narrators inability to hold the listeners attention and bring life to the imagination.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lyn 05/02/2016
    Lyn 05/02/2016 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The worst narration I have ever heard"
    What would have made Thirty Great Detective Stories better?

    A different narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She places emphasis on ALL the wrong words - is unable to speak in whole sentences which I would have thought is an essential requirement in a narrator.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thirty Great Detective Stories?

    Wouldn't have employed that narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't employ that narrator again! She utterly ruined this series of excellent works.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.