Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories

  • by Julian Hawthorne (editor)
  • Narrated by Scott Woodside
  • 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the six volumes of the Library of the World’s Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this 1907 collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In the first volume, we find stories written by American authors.


Audible Editor Reviews

This audiobook is from the fourth volume of a six-volume collection of diverse mystery and detective stories from around the world, assembled by Julian Hawthorne. From a letter to Roman Senator L. Licinius Sura written by Pliny the Younger in the 1st Century CE describing his experiences with the supernatural to tales from all over Europe throughout the early 20th-century that touch on tragic irony, horrific torture, Faustian deals and mystery, this audiobook has many rare gems. Most notable is Voltaire’s "The Babylonian", considered by some to be the primogenitor of the detective genre. Scott Woodside performs the collection lending this audio the air of a radio drama with his deep driving voice.


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library of the worlds best mystery & detective sto

The stories are engaging and interesting, however, the enjoyment is spoiled by the narrator: Scott Woodside's extraordinary mispronunciations.
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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-03-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios