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The Moonstone

By: Wilkie Collins
Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, Jamie Parker, Jonathan Oliver, Fenella Woolgar, Joe Marsh
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Summary

Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond. And as we listen to each character’s version of the events, layer upon layer of drama and suspense build to the final and astonishing denouement of this magnificent, classic English detective novel.

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The moonstone

Excellent, un-putdownable tale with fantastic performances from all readers, apart from the introduction.
Collins is brilliant. Would highly recommend.

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Thoroughly enjoyed every minute

Wonderful performances by all the narrators who each found their characters perfectly,.. Very engaging production. I highly recommend it.

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unexpected delight

What did you like most about The Moonstone?

the performance - each character reading their own 'chapters' added colour and character to the story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Each had their own qualities - though the epilogue 'policeman' was a special delight

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

As stated - helped engage me in the story

Any additional comments?

Slowish start but I am now a Wilkie Collins convert!

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A Stately Novel

This is a great story - a good mystery, that maintains suspense and with typically in depth Victorian characterisations and a surprising humour . I enjoyed the changing narrations and the detail that this style of novel provides. It's unlikely I would have had the time to read this - other than while travelling and on the move - a big plus for the utility of Audible !

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Excellent and thrilling novel. Gripping from first to last.

Extremely well narrated throughout with one very very minor error (in my opinion). Betteridge's accent was not noticeably a regional accent which makes sense given his circumstances. However, when it comes to his daughter Penelope her accent, as quoted by 2 of the narrators, is markedly Yorkshire which does not make sense! As I say a very minor objection as her words are only spoken a couple of times. Apologies for being pedantic!

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A most entertaining classic!

The Moonstone is a book that I've wanted to read for years, and now thanks to Audible I've finally done so. I could imagine that it might be considered a trifle slow for some modern tastes but it's so rich, complex and edifying that I recommend it wholeheartedly to those who love fine writing as much as a good story. The book has everything : mystery, romance, excitement, and humour, and using multiple readers (all of whom did an excellent job of bringing their characters to life) added to the pleasure and really brought the narrative to life. Deservedly a classic!

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Sorry to finish it

Great book,l I was sorry when it came to an end. After 22+ hours, you feel that you are living with the characters.
The Indian connection is there to explain the bad luck associated with the Moonstone Diamond. The main action takes place in Yorkshire, London and a few other English locations.
The Moonstone goes missing and the story revolves around who may have taken it and where it is now. Similar style to The Woman in White, but much better in my opinion. A really cracking story despite its age, don't let that put you off. I thoroughly recommend it.
One downside to having a cast of 7 people to do the reading is that occasionally you have to have the same character's voice delivered to us by two or more different actors so it can be a little confusing. Personally, I prefer just one actor to do the reading.
Alongside listening to the audiobook, I also followed the analysis in SparkNotes. (You can Google them.) There's a lot more depth and meaning behind the story than I picked up on myself just by listening.

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Wonderful

Equally as enjoyable as Woman in White. Great story, language delightful, narration perfect. Wonderful to listen to when wanting to relax.

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Cracking mystery

Never read much Victorian fiction before and was expecting the style to be difficult, but this was very easy listening and a cracking story which doesn’t suffer at all from being set over 150 years ago.

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Funny, intriguing, poignant

The story is absorbing, but the real joys here are wonderfully drawn characters of the different narrators - especially the obnoxious and un-self aware hypocrite Miss Clack, and the lovable and loyal Betteridge.

Excellently read.

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