Fri, 23 November 2018
All is revealed. Well, some of it, anyway. The lines start coming together fast, and many questions are answered. Mary Roberts Rinehart, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.
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"I was so delighted to find your podcast. I really enjoy audio books, but purchasing new book recordings is prohibitively expensive. I tried Librivox, and I thought it was a very noble effort. But sadly, there appears to have been no quality control, and the majority of the narrations are just not pleasant listening.
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And now, The Circular Staircase, part 8of9, by Mary Roberts Rinehart.