The Man with the Black Feather


Read by Adrian Wilson

(3.6 stars; 10 reviews)

Theophrastus Longuet is a retired manufacturer of rubber stamps in Paris. He now spends his days relaxing, safe from life’s vicissitudes. with his lovely wife Marceline and long time friend M. Lecamus. However into every life a little rain must fall and it becomes apparent that a perfect storm is about to arrive in the lives of our tranquil threesome. The malevolent spirit of a murdering brigand named Cartouche, who was executed in Paris in 1721, is about to disrupt their perfect lives, in a way that will change them all forever. Not even the enigmatic Mage, M. Eliphas de Saint-Elme de Taillebourg de la Nox, in his mysterious underground crypt, may be enough to save them all. (Summary by afinevoice) (6 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Historical Preface: The Sandalwood Box 4:08 Read by Adrian Wilson
M. Theophrastus Longuet Desires To Improve His Mind and Visits Historical Monum… 13:57 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Scrap of Paper 12:19 Read by Adrian Wilson
Theophrastus Longuet Bursts Into Song 32:33 Read by Adrian Wilson
Adolphe Lecamus Is Flabbergasted but Frank 8:49 Read by Adrian Wilson
Theophrastus Shows the Black Feather 15:01 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Portrait 27:37 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Young Cartouche 18:09 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Wax Mask 14:32 Read by Adrian Wilson
Strange Position of a Little Violet Cat 9:44 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Explanation of the Strange Attitude of a Little Violet Cat 13:32 Read by Adrian Wilson
Theophrastus Maintains That He Did Not Die On the Place de Gréve 10:51 Read by Adrian Wilson
The House of Strange Words 13:32 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Cure That Missed 19:58 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Operation Begins 18:55 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Operation Ends 18:15 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Drawbacks of Psychic Surgery 6:50 Read by Adrian Wilson
Theophrastus Begins To Take An Interest In Things 7:47 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Evening Paper 12:27 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Story of the Calf 16:35 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Strange Behaviour of an Express Train 11:28 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Earless Man With His Head Out of the Window 5:27 Read by Adrian Wilson
In Which the Catastrophe Which Appears On the Point of Being Explained, Grows Y… 8:36 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Melodious Bricklayer 9:02 Read by Adrian Wilson
The Solution in the Catacombs 15:25 Read by Adrian Wilson
Mifroid Takes the Lead 19:11 Read by Adrian Wilson
M. Longuet Fishes in the Catacombs 14:43 Read by Adrian Wilson
M. Mifroid Parts from Theophrastus 10:28 Read by Adrian Wilson
Theophrastus Goes Into Eternal Exile 9:09 Read by Adrian Wilson

Reviews

Mediocre, at Best


(2.5 stars)

I wonder if, perhaps, this was written more for older kids, than for adults, as it is very, very basic. One of the readers was nearly yelling and another sounded like she was reading in her sleep. I realize these are volunteers, but things like cadence, inflection, and pronunciation matter.

This story was wild


(5 stars)

It was one wild ride. The description doesn't do the book justice. I listened to it at work and I have to say, it spooked me a little. Give it a listen, you'll like it.


(4 stars)

Vvery good story. i liked the reading. it was done very well. A very fine voice.