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The Moonstone

Penguin Classics
Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
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This Penguin Classic is performed by Jessie Buckley, Richard Cordery, Julian Wadham, David Sturzaker, Hugh Fraser, Bruce Alexander, Oscar Batterham, Matthew Spencer, James MacCallum, Stewart Clarke and Jot Davies. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Sandra Kemp.   

The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel Verinder. On her 18th birthday, her friend and suitor Franklin Blake brings the gift to her. That very night, it is stolen again. No one is above suspicion, as the idiosyncratic Sergeant Cuff and the Franklin piece together a puzzling series of events as mystifying as an opium dream and as deceptive as the nearby Shivering Sand.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Do not listen to the introduction

One of the great detective stories of all time, so why on earth would you have an introduction that gives away the entire plot and the ending? Do yourself a favour and skip to the beginning of the book (Chapter 2) and then go back and listen to the introduction at the end.

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  • Becca
  • 07-01-20

SPOILERS IN THE FIRST 5 MINUTES

If you don't already know the story of the Moonstone and want the mystery to remain a mystery, do NOT listen to this audiobook. The first hour of the recording is an introduction the spoils the solution to the mystery in the first 5 minutes. I was so angry while I was listening that I almost crashed my car.

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  • Sarah Cassidy
  • 29-12-19

liked Woman in White, Moonstone is a bore

That's it. This was a big bore of a story. Hard to believe the same person wrote The Woman in White.