The Man with the Clubfoot


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 89 reviews)

"The Man with the Clubfoot" is one of the most ingenious and sinister secret agents in Europe. It is to him that the task is assigned of regaining possession of an indiscreet letter written by the Kaiser.

Desmond Okewood, a young British officer with a genius for secret service work, sets out to thwart this man and, incidentally, discover the whereabouts of his brother.

He penetrates into Germany disguised, and meets with many thrilling adventures before he finally achieves his mission.

In "The Man with the Clubfoot," Valentine Williams has written a thrilling romance of mystery, love and intrigue, that in every sense of the word may be described as "breathless." - Summary by from original text (7 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 8:38 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2 12:37 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3 13:04 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4 22:05 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5 20:15 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6 26:47 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7 21:03 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8 26:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9 26:12 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 24:06 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 21:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 25:00 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13 19:44 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14 22:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 15 15:34 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 16 25:09 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 17 14:25 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 18 19:12 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 19 15:12 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 20 26:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 21 16:42 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

World War I espionage


(5 stars)

Ripping yarn read by one of the best on LibriVox. Also an interesting window onto life during World War 1, complete with some disturbing attitudes towards physical disability commonplace at the time. Can see the embers that would lead to the holocaust in this novel by a then well-known journalist.


(5 stars)

Well crafted thriller which flows quickly through the many twists with just the right amount of details that paint a picture without getting the listener bogged down. It is extremely well read by the author who obviously has gifts of language and pace. Wish there were more stories by Valentine Williams!


(5 stars)

This fast paced, action packed story captivated me even though this type of book is not my preference. I was surprised and pleased. Highly recommend! Although there are some prejudicial references to certain social groups and stereotypes, none are out of context with prevailing views at the time of writing.

Thrilling story, excellently read.


(5 stars)

This is the 1st book that I've listened to by this author and could hardly "put it down". I look forward to enjoying more from this author. Mark Nelson does a superb job reading as usual.


(5 stars)

Excellent book read by an awesome reader. Would have been so much better without the stupid Starbuck coffee commercials


(5 stars)

very well read and super captivating... I completely forgot my surroundings as I listened.


(5 stars)

Very interesting, keeps you on the edge of your seat, great reader!

well-read, zippy WWI thriller


(3 stars)

propaganda-driven plot features intricately choreographed escape sequences