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The Shadow of the Rope

Gelesen von Jacquerie

(4,56 Sterne; 108 Bewertungen)

Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband she was preparing to leave. The trial is sensational, and public opinion vehemently and almost universally against her. When the jury astonishes and outrages the world with a verdict of Not Guilty, Rachel quickly finds herself in need of protection. It comes in the form of a surprising offer of marriage from a mysterious stranger who has sat through every day of her trial. The marriage to this intriguing stranger, Mr. Steel, is by mutual agreement to be a platonic one, the only condition of which is that neither is ever to question the other about the past. The two travel to Steel’s remote country estate, where Rachel accidentally discovers that her second husband’s past was somehow intertwined with her first husband’s history – but how, exactly, and why he determined to marry her, Steel will not say. As her doubts about her husband increase, local busybodies threaten to unearth Rachel’s own past. And that is the least of the secrets that comes to light as this entertaining mystery unfolds. (Introduction by Christine Dufour) (8 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Chapter I - The End of Their Life

20:37

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Chapter II - The Case for the Crown

15:08

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Chapter III - Name and Nature

18:51

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Chapter IV - The Man in the Train

22:13

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Chapter V - The Man in the Street

23:36

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Chapter VI - A Peripatetic Providence

14:30

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Chapter VII - A Morning Call

11:35

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Chapter VIII - The Dove and the Serpent

22:35

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Chapter IX - A Change of Scene

13:07

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Chapter X - A Slight Discrepancy

19:26

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Chapter XI - Another New Friend

20:08

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Chapter XII - Episode of the Invisible Visitor

27:41

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Chapter XIII - The Australian Room

13:46

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Chapter XIV - Battle Royal

12:32

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Chapter XV - A Chance Encounter

15:55

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Chapter XVI - A Match for Mrs. Venables

19:01

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Chapter XVII - Friends in Need

11:09

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Chapter XVIII - "They Which Were Bidden"

18:07

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Chapter XIX - Rachel's Champion

16:51

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Chapter XX - More Haste

11:15

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Chapter XXI - Worse Speed

15:04

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Chapter XXII - The Darkest Hour

16:00

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Chapter XXIII - Dawn

16:18

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Chapter XXIV - One Who Was Not Bidden

16:13

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Chapter XXV - A Point to Langholm

17:16

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Chapter XXVI - A Cardinal Point

23:41

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Chapter XXVII - The Whole Truth

22:47

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Chapter XXVIII - In the Matter of A Motive

19:24

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Bewertungen

Excellent story

(5 Sterne)

The summary pretty much covers the storyline. This book is unbelievable in its twists. You think it is going in one direction, and surprise! You are in a different direction all together. It was also very engrossing; I found myself wanting to keep listening at every opportunity. The reader is very good; she has a nice voice that is clear and easy to follow. Enjoy!

Excellent Mystery & reading

(5 Sterne)

A husband is murdered! Is the wife innocent or guilty? A stranger comes to her rescue, but why? What is the strangers motives? An author follows the trail of evidence, but does he come to the correct conclusions? I could hardly contain my control in not jumping to the last chapters to find out all of the answers and who murdered the husband. I am glad I waited. This is an excellent mystery and reading. Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire story! Great entertainment and so appreciative for Librivox readers!

(5 Sterne)

Great story with enough twist and turns. not too many characters, so it was easy to follow. the reader was GREAT!

Lovely Melodrama Mystery

(5 Sterne)

I adore this volunteer reader, and thus fell under the spell of this little mystery, though not woven tightly enough to be chilling, it had a sweet love story beneath the macabre murder.

very excellent

(5 Sterne)

The Shadow of the Rope has intriguing twists throughout-- good denouement followed by a non-classical ending. The reader is quite good-- she comes from the 3rd person perspective rather than taking on the roles.

An unusual tale

(4,5 Sterne)

What an unusual book. Lots to keep you guessing. I enjoyed it, and the Librivox volunteer reader did a very good job.

Wow! Great Story!

(5 Sterne)

This one kept me going the whole time. So well-written and excellently read, with a surprise at the very end!

really good!!

(5 Sterne)

Never heard of the author. Was very happy to find this book because it was worth It.