The Ashiel Mystery - A Detective Story

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(4.3 stars; 67 reviews)

Just as the adopted Juliet Byrne finds out the truth about her family, her father is murdered. Luckily the brilliant chocolate-munching Detective Gimblet takes up the case to solve the 'Ashiel Mystery' (Summary by Carolin) (8 hr 26 min)


01 Chapter I 19:29 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
02 Chapter II 16:54 Read by Tom Hirsch (1947-2022)
03 Chapter III 22:30 Read by Alexandra Huckabay
04 Chapter IV 31:34 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
05 Chapter V 25:50 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
06 Chapter VI 27:44 Read by Tom Hirsch (1947-2022)
07 Chapter VII 18:48 Read by Don W. Jenkins
08 Chapter VIII 20:38 Read by Don W. Jenkins
09 Chapter IX 30:28 Read by Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
10 Chapter X 23:51 Read by Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
11 Chapter XI 21:15 Read by Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
12 Chapter XII 21:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
13 Chapter XIII 19:33 Read by Don W. Jenkins
14 Chapter XIV 17:53 Read by Don W. Jenkins
15 Chapter XV 19:34 Read by Don W. Jenkins
16 Chapter XVI 13:46 Read by Tom Hirsch (1947-2022)
17 Chapter XVII 22:14 Read by Tom Hirsch (1947-2022)
18 Chapter XVIII 20:46 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
19 Chapter XIX 34:59 Read by Don W. Jenkins
20 Chapter XX 21:45 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
21 Chapter XXI 15:47 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
22 Chapter XXII 31:22 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
23 Chapter XXIII 8:44 Read by Mary Herndon Bell


Great Escape

(5 stars)

What a terrific mystery novel! It was so good I couldn't sleep until I finished one day!

A mostly good story

(4 stars)

This story was mostly good with a few nitpicky complaints. I think there was too much backstory at the beginning of the tale, and the detective, while endearing, was at times a bit of an idiot. Juliette is living in a tough spot. She is adopted, her adopted father has remarried and has 3 more girls, and her step mother is not a nice person. It would be really nice if she could find her family, her REAL family. Enter Gimlet who is searching for her on behalf of her real family. They are reunited only to have her newly discovered father murdered. However, the murderer must beware because Gimlet will not let them get away with killing his client. The readers were fine, no complaints, the story was just a bit tedious at times.

A pretty good tale.

(4.5 stars)

I had never encountered a book by this author before. The tale was well woven and very much a mystery novel, with a little dose of romance thrown in too. I very much liked the astute private detective and hope to find other books on Librivox featuring him. A bit disconcerting to have various readers, but they all did a good job.

(4 stars)

Overall I enjoyed this story. The set up was slow and I found myself wondering when it would get interesting. But it did and i'm glad I waited. I enjoyed most of the readers, but I absolutely could not stand one of them. (A heavy breather who pronounced Librivox "Lee ba box".) I do recommend this story.

(5 stars)

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Great story!!!!

(4.5 stars)

Story was easy to listen to, had a good flow to it. Some chapters a little long winded but it kept me guessing. The readers were awesome...

Well Read

(4 stars)

Story itself not quite my cup of tea, but very well read and likely to be at least moderately enjoyed by most mystery fans.

Good Mystery

(5 stars)

Good story full of twists and turns. The readers throughout were excellent. The ending was a little convoluted but overall an enjoyable experience.