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COLLINS, W.: Moonstone (The) (Unabridged)

    

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COLLINS, W.: Moonstone (The) (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   Cousin – Prologue – The Storming of Seringapatam (1799) 00:06:14
2.   So, as told in our camp, ran the fanciful story… 00:07:31
3.   The Story – First Period – The Loss of the Diamond (1848) 00:07:03
4.   Chapter 2 00:07:48
5.   After that it was all over with me, of course. 00:06:02
6.   Chapter 3 00:09:57
7.   Going round to the terrace, I found… 00:11:00
8.   Chapter 4 00:12:25
9.   I saw no sign of the girl in the plantation. 00:10:48


Disc 2

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   Before I could say a word, I saw Mr Franklin… 00:02:18
2.   Chapter 5 00:12:09
3.   There was perhaps a grain of truth mixed up… 00:11:16
4.   Chapter 6 00:12:55
5.   I instantly exerted my wits 00:10:33
6.   I handed the paper back to Mr Franklin… 00:10:20
7.   Chapter 7 00:11:55
8.   Chapter 8 00:08:02


Disc 3

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   As for Mr. Franklin and Miss Rachel… 00:07:40
2.   Add one thing more to this, and I have done. 00:06:57
3.   On the fourteenth, came Mr Godfrey’s answer 00:10:01
4.   Chapter 9 00:09:22
5.   With those words she went out… 00:09:24
6.   Chapter 10 00:08:42
7.   You might have heard a pin fall. 00:08:49
8.   I had just ranged the decanters in a row… 00:09:52
9.   Here I struck in. This sort of thing didn't at all square… 00:08:35


Disc 4

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 11 00:07:55
2.   About half - past seven I woke, and opened my window… 00:07:48
3.   We had our breakfasts – whatever happens in a house… 00:07:16
4.   Ten minutes later, to our infinite relief… 00:11:05
5.   As things stood, at present, no answer… 00:09:41
6.   I found Mr. Franklin writing at the library - table. 00:12:35
7.   Chapter 12 00:07:54
8.   This was a nice sort of man to recover… 00:08:23
9.   Mr. Franklin was as close at hand as could be… 00:06:38


Disc 5

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   'A young lady's tongue is a privileged member, sir'… 00:11:46
2.   Chapter 13 00:07:48
3.   I reminded my lady here that Mr Godfrey was going away. 00:09:30
4.   Chapter 14 00:08:39
5.   I had got on very fairly well with Sergeant Cuff so far. 00:09:38
6.   I walked out in the fine summer afternoon… 00:06:41
7.   Chapter 15 00:08:25
8.   As it turned out, I found myself standing… 00:08:53
9.   We went on to Cobb's Hole, seeing the footsteps… 00:07:49


Disc 6

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   Mrs. Yolland produced out of her pocket… 00:09:04
2.   On hearing those words, the infernal detective - fever began… 00:06:38
3.   Chapter 16 00:08:47
4.   Being restless and miserable… 00:09:09
5.   Not feeling sure that I had really seen the Sergeant… 00:08:36
6.   Chapter 17 00:09:53
7.   After leaving my mistress, I found Penelope… 00:09:45
8.   Chapter 18 00:08:53
9.   Sergeant Cuff was just as quick on his side. 00:07:20


Disc 7

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   I went round with him to the servants' hall. 00:03:27
2.   Chapter 19 00:07:52
3.   With that relief, I began to fetch my breath again… 00:06:53
4.   Chapter 20 00:09:32
5.   Chapter 21 00:07:09
6.   Sergeant Cuff bowed. My mistress had produced… 00:08:51
7.   This time he looked my way. 00:08:54
8.   He thereupon passed the whole of Rosanna's proceedings… 00:07:03
9.   Chapter 22 00:09:31
10.   The pony - chaise returned a good half hour… 00:09:52


Disc 8

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   To take anything as her Ladyship took it was a privilege… 00:07:58
2.   Chapter 23 00:08:40
3.   On the next day (Sunday), the close carriage… 00:11:44
4.   I leave you to imagine how I watched for the postman… 00:07:15
5.   Saturday, the last day of the week… 00:08:07
6.   Second Period – The Discovery of the Truth (1848–1849) 00:08:37
7.   We had a meeting that evening of the Select Committee… 00:08:24
8.   An interval elapsed, and he heard a sound below… 00:08:53
9.   I was punctual to the luncheon hour on Tuesday. 00:05:09
10.   Chapter 2 00:04:31


Disc 9

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   'Dearest Rachel,' he said, in the same voice… 00:09:30
2.   Rachel looked at him very strangely… 00:08:11
3.   Before another word could be said by anybody… 00:07:30
4.   Chapter 3 00:08:50
5.   Mr. Bruff looked surprised to see me. 00:10:04
6.   I could see plainly that the new light I had thrown… 00:09:16
7.   Chapter 4 00:10:45
8.   So I passed that blissful night. 00:12:39
9.   Chapter 5 00:02:34


Disc 10

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   'Don't sit on the ottoman,' the young lady proceeded. 00:09:51
2.   She turned round on a sudden… 00:11:34
3.   Chapter 6 00:04:38
4.   Chapter 7 00:08:46
5.   Having first met her advances with all possible cordiality… 00:10:59
6.   When her cup of tea went up to her the next morning… 00:08:59
7.   Chapter 8 00:09:17
8.   Let me dry my eyes, and return to my narrative. 00:08:02
9.   The tone in which she said those words… 00:07:06


Disc 11

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   When I first attracted the attention of the company by rising… 00:07:45
2.   Mr. Bruff gave it up, exactly as he had given it up… 00:08:46
3.   Second Narrative contributed by Matthew Bruff, solicitor 00:09:21
4.   The moment I got back I spoke to my clerk… 00:09:10
5.   We had walked on, for nearly a mile I should say… 00:09:01
6.   Chapter 2 00:11:25
7.   Chapter 3 00:08:55
8.   I remembered that Mr. Franklin Blake had detected… 00:06:55
9.   He handed me the open pocket - book. 00:08:07


Disc 12

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   Third Narrative – contributed by Franklin Blake 00:11:20
2.   Chapter 2 00:08:59
3.   This stroke of sarcasm put him in a better humour… 00:09:29
4.   Chapter 3 00:06:47
5.   Having reached that inevitable conclusion… 00:07:55
6.   My directions in the memorandum instructed me… 00:07:00
7.   Chapter 4 00:07:54
8.   'I won't trouble you with much about myself…' 00:10:17
9.   'Well, I went in that morning to do my work in your room…' 00:09:48


Disc 13

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   'Just at that moment, Mr. Betteredge spoilt it all…' 00:10:15
2.   Chapter 5 00:10:38
3.   'She had only just spoken those cruel words…' 00:11:06
4.   Chapter 6 00:11:44
5.   I started, in ungovernable agitation, to my feet. 00:11:02
6.   Chapter 7 00:08:24
7.   I advanced towards her, hardly conscious… 00:07:43
8.   She was right – in every way, right. 00:08:38


Disc 14

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   I attempted to speak. 00:07:12
2.   Chapter 8 00:08:08
3.   Early the next morning, I set forth… 00:08:44
4.   It was just too late to start by the train which left London… 00:07:28
5.   With the object that I had in view… 00:08:42
6.   Chapter 9 00:09:07
7.   'I can add nothing which will make the description…' 00:10:46
8.   I felt that he was unanswerable, here… 00:09:43
9.   He paused again. I looked round at him. 00:09:38


Disc 15

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 10 00:08:39
2.   I began to regain my self - possession. 00:08:53
3.   I started to my feet. I tried to speak. 00:07:28
4.   'I will try to answer you in a few words,' said Ezra Jennings… 00:09:53
5.   Fourth Narrative – Extracted from the Journal of Ezra Jennings 00:09:42
6.   Two o'clock. I have just returned from my round... 00:09:36
7.   Mr. Blake made me a sign to take him at his word. 00:09:03
8.   June 20th. Mr. Blake is beginning to feel… 00:09:04
9.   He opened his door with a low bow… 00:07:04


Disc 16

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   Yesterday, also, Mr. Blake had the lawyer's answer. 00:10:06
2.   At that point in the conversation, we were interrupted… 00:09:18
3.   Betteredge withdrew to fetch the medicine - chest… 00:09:00
4.   Looking next towards Mr. Blake, I found him… 00:07:55
5.   We waited – seeing and hearing nothing. 00:08:56
6.   After saying those words, I put the writing materials… 00:08:17
7.   Fifth Narrative – The Story Resumed by Franklin Blake 00:08:06
8.   Without noticing either of us, Mr. Luker... 00:07:02
9.   At nine, the next morning, I was ready for my visitor. 00:10:02


Disc 17

  The Moonstone (Unabridged)
1.   In five minutes more, Sergeant Cuff and I… 00:10:18
2.   The illustrious name instantly produced its effect. 00:08:34
3.   Sixth Narrative – Contributed by Sergeant Cuff 00:10:29
4.   III: With regard to the subject now in hand... 00:07:55
5.   IV: Late on the evening of Friday, the twenty - third of June... 00:06:41
6.   V: This was the story told by your cousin... 00:08:58
7.   Seventh Narrative – In a letter from Mr. Candy 00:05:51
8.   Eighth Narrative – Contributed by Gabriel Betteredge 00:05:53
9.   Epilogue – The Finding of the Diamond – Sgt. Cuff's Man 00:02:49
10.   II. The Statement of the Captain (1849) 00:03:02
11.   III. The Statement of Mr. Murthwaite (1850) 00:08:57

Total Playing Time: 22:26:23






Author(s):
Collins, Wilkie

Reader(s):
Barrett, Sean; Dale, Sam; Foley, John; Marsh, Joe; Oliver, Jonathan; Parker, Jamie; Pickup, Ronald; Timson, David; Woolgar, Fenella

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0162

Barcode: 9781843797975

Physical Release: 07/2014

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