my recent reads..

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Power Sources and Supplies: World Class Designs
Red Storm Rising
Locked On
Analog Circuits Cookbook
The Teeth Of The Tiger
Sharpe's Gold
Without Remorse
Practical Oscillator Handbook
Red Rabbit

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Leavenworth Case

I've enjoyed listening to The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green over the past week. Kirsten Ferreri reads it with a suitably "Victorian" overture for LibriVox, where it is available as a podcast download.

The Leavenworth Case was published in 1878, and is a nicely complicated murder mystery. The true culprit remains well veiled until a classic drawing-room climax. Apparently the book was praised for the mastery of legal points and was used at Yale University to demonstrate the fallacy of circumstantial evidence.


Tai said...

I'm listening to this now and think the reader is doing an excellent job. I'm glad she stuck through such a long book. I'm sure it wasn't easy.

Paul said...

Hi Tai, glad to hear someone else is enjoying the book! Narration on Librivox can be a bit hit-and-miss (and it would be unfair to expect otherwise from an entirely voluntary operation), but Kristen certainly puts in one of the better performances here.