The Vanishing Man


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

(4.6 stars; 286 reviews)

A young doctor, former student of the legal and medical expert Dr. John Thorndyke, finds himself almost accidentally drawn into a case in which a man has vanished. Perhaps he has died; perhaps not;but the issue is very important because the will that he has left behind is curiously -- annoyingly curiously -- worded. Fortunately, Dr. Thorndyke's rationality combined with his forensic skills, bring the case to a conclusion, while the young doctor meets the love of his life in the Egyptian rooms of the British Museum. (Nicholas Cifford) (9 hr 50 min)

Chapters

01 - The Vanishing Man 13:05 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
02 - The Eavesdropper 24:44 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
03 - John Thorndyke 22:38 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
04 - Legal Complications and a Jackal 23:47 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
05 - The Watercress Bed 24:13 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
06 - Sidelights 28:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
07 - John Bellingham's Will 34:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
08 - A Museum Idyll 23:20 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
09 - The Sphinx of Lincoln's Inn Fields 28:42 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
10 - The New Alliance 29:19 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
11 - The Evidence Reviewed 23:57 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
12 - A Voyage of Discovery 32:28 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
13 - The Crowner's Quest 21:50 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
14 - Which Carries the Reader Into the Probate Court 48:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
15 - Circumstantial Evidence 26:28 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
16 - "O! Artemidorus, Farewell!" 25:04 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
17 - The Accusing Finger 30:55 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
18 - John Bellingham 46:17 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
19 - A Strange Symposium 51:10 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
20 The End of the Case 29:57 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Reviews

excellent mystery & reader!


(5 stars)

this is the second book i have read by this author and they are becoming a new favorite fast! the reader does an excellent job and has a clear recording. he does not read in voices, so at times when multiple characters are talking it is hard to note who says what, but overall a great reader! this is a mystery with a little romance on the side, very little. i am an avid mystery reader and sometimes i end up disappointed at stories i figure out to early or mysteries that have a ridiculous conclusion. but this was an excellent mystery! it was nearly half through before i had decided on what i figured happened, but i couldnt be sure - i could not nail the facts down because i was still trying to figure out the MOTIVE. ahhh motive. such a great final chapter :)

Excellent


(5 stars)

Not only is the book an awesome crime thriller, the volunteer did an excellent job. Like another reviewer commented, he got the emotions perfectly!

A classic whodunit, read with artistry


(5 stars)

Mr. Freeman's story is a cross between Agatha Christie (the reader is challenged to put the clues together) and Arthur Conan-Doyle (the detective is a brilliant scientist whose specialized knowledge gives him insight into the case). There's also the kind of spiritual, sentimental love story that is impossible to write today. This audiobook had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning, due in no small part to Nicholas Clifford, who has the knack of speaking with the author's voice, no matter which author he is reading. His performance is seamless from beginning to end.

6 star reader and ripping good story


(5 stars)

Im hoping for more Thorndyke mysteries and many more Nicholas Clifford readings

Fun read...


(5 stars)

...and it keeps one guessing until the end. Thank you LibriVox and Nicholas Clifford. Highly recommend.


(5 stars)

A great read. Brilliant narration with appropriate English accent read at a good pace and nice emphasis.

Great book


(5 stars)

The book is a wonderful mystery novel, and the narrator has a wonderful voice.

The Vanishing Man


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening to this. The narration was also very good.