The Abandoned Room


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(4.2 stars; 39 reviews)

The mystery of a secret room, scene of many murders, is unraveled by Carlos Paredes, the Panamanian Sherlock Holmes. (Summary by manybooks.net) (9 hr 10 min)

Chapters

01 - Katherine Hears the Sly Step of Death at the Cedars - part 1 38:16 Read by Jules Hawryluk
02 - Katherine Hears the Sly Step of Death at the Cedars - part 2 21:05 Read by Jules Hawryluk
03 - The Case Against Bobby - part 1 23:52 Read by Jules Hawryluk
04 - The Case Against Bobby - part 2 34:03 Read by Jules Hawryluk
05 - Howells Delivers Himself to the Abandoned Room - part 1 18:04 Read by ashleighjane
06 - Howells Delivers Himself to the Abandoned Room - part 2 24:08 Read by ashleighjane
07 - A Strange Light Appears at the Deserted House - part 1 25:50 Read by Jules Hawryluk
08 - A Strange Light Appears at the Deserted House - part 2 28:42 Read by Jules Hawryluk
09 - The Crying Through the Woods - part 1 24:33 Read by Jules Hawryluk
10 - The Crying Through the Woods - part 2 28:17 Read by Jules Hawryluk
11 - The One Who Stepped in the Private Staircase - part 1 31:10 Read by Jules Hawryluk
12 - The One Who Stepped in the Private Staircase - part 2 21:49 Read by Jules Hawryluk
13 - The Amazing Meeting in the Shadows of the Old Courtyard - part 1 20:35 Read by Alex Buie
14 - The Amazing Meeting in the Shadows of the Old Courtyard - part 2 29:20 Read by Jules Hawryluk
15 - What Happened at the Grave - part 1 25:42 Read by Jules Hawryluk
16 - What Happened at the Grave - part 2 34:19 Read by Jules Hawryluk
17 - Bobby's Vigil in the Abandoned Room - part 1 25:48 Read by JimOCR
18 - Bobby's Vigil in the Abandoned Room - part 2 34:12 Read by JimOCR
19 - The Cedars is Left to Its Shadows - part 1 22:35 Read by Jules Hawryluk
20 - The Cedars is Left to Its Shadows - part 2 37:55 Read by Jules Hawryluk

Reviews

good story


(3.5 stars)

well written book with atmosphere and mystery. However I am struggling to agree with comments stating that this story is well read. I find the reader is stumbling and stuttering over the pages and his voice is quite monotone. Maybe the reader is trying too hard to sound eerie and creepy. Whichever, he spoiled the book for me. Otherwise it would have been a delightful tale.


(3 stars)

The readers do just fine. Try one with a thick accent & see the difference. The story is decent.

the abandoned room


(3 stars)

interesting story but poorly read.

Very Basic


(1.5 stars)

Very slow to follow unnecessary dialogue.

Good story


(4 stars)

A man is found murdered in a locked room, and his grandson Bobby is suspected of the murder. A detective is called in and collects evidence against Bobby, but Bobby is not able to defend himself because he can't remember what he did that night. Then, sounds are heard from the murder room, and a woman in black is seen haunting the cedars around the house. Is Bobby a murderer or is something more sinister lurking in the Abandoned Room? The story was good, but I was bothered a bit by the recordings. I use sealed headphones because I work in a noisy office, so I tend to hear all of the noises in the sound files. These files had some high pitched sounds that hurt my ears. I was able to filter them out using the GE, but it did detract a bit. Still a good story tho and well worth a listen.

Why do the same flaws keep happening?


(3 stars)

The reader of this story always the same bit of an atmosphere and sound like he is recording in a huge empty room which gives him a sort of echo effect. Doesn't anyone with some kind of authority listen to these things and make corrects as necessary?

Wow


(5 stars)

I had a hard time putting this one down. You never really know if it is a ghost story or a rational mystery, until everything is solved. Excellent readers, especially Jules whose sober and maybe a bit somber reading fits marvelously to the plot. Go for it!

Not a ghost story


(2 stars)

Reads as if it’s a ghost story right to the end, but it’s not. It drags the reader on going over the same points again and again. I can’t recommend this book to anyone.