The Moonstone

  • by Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by Patrick Tull
  • 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No, the "Moonstone" isn't a celestial relic, it's a gigantic yellow diamond of unearthly beauty that was given to Rachel Verinder as a present on her 18th birthday - and stolen that very night! Betteredge, one of the most beloved butlers in English literature, is the focus of this seminal detective novel, which examines how one family's life is turned upside-down by the theft. And find out why the answers to all of life's problems can be found in the pages of Robinson Crusoe.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Patrick Tull's performance of The Moonstone is a nail-biting listening event. Tull's rich and dynamic voice keeps the audience engaged in this Victorian mystery. The story follows the Verinder family as they investigate the theft of a yellow diamond. Before belonging to the family, the jewel is said to have been resting on the forehead of an Indian idol. Is its disappearance a result of a legendary curse?
The Moonstone is a classic in the genre of detective fiction. With a remarkable story and memorable cast of characters, mystery lovers will be delighted by this audiobook.

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What the Critics Say

"The first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels." (T.S. Eliot)
"This finely crafted tale is riveting in the audio medium." (Library Journal)

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View of English Literature undergraduate

The quality of this reading of 'The Moonstone' is outstanding. The various different actors that are used, add greatly to the effect of the story being told in a series of eye-witness accounts. Being a mature student, and a mother, my time is at a premium but the excellent telling of this gripping tale has allowed me to get to grips with the essence of the story before studying it at University.
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- Tracy

A thrilling tale!

The Moonstone is a great story with twists and turns and splendid characterisation. Well read in this audio book and keeping the suspense until the last hour.
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- AC

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2002
  • Publisher: Recorded Books