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The Master Mystery

John W. Grey

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Description:

While Harry Houdini didn't rise to fame as a screen actor, silent film makers of the day sought to capitalize on his fame. The Master Mystery was Houdini's first such attempt, and it was embraced by the viewing public, leading to other screen roles following.The hero (or superhero) is Quentin Locke, scientist, agent of the U.S. Justice Department, and not surprisingly, an escape artist extraordinaire.The Master Mystery follows agent Locke through many pitfalls, in true serial fashion, as he is tasked with uncovering a band of thugs and a peculiar metal robot (reportedly the first robot in film) with a brain, called an automaton, which has been robbing potential inventors of their patent rights.All in good fun by today's standards, we find our hero escaping a straightjacket, a diver's suit, and an electric chair to name but a few, and of course winning the hand of the daughter of one of the industrialists along the way. (Summary by Roger Melin)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:20