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The String of Pearls

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The tale of Sweeney Todd has had many incarnations, most famously the stage and movie musical by Stephen Sondheim. But it all started in 1846 with a serialized telling of the story titled “The String of Pearls” in the weekly magazine “The People's Periodical and Family Library”. Called by some a romance, by others a horror story, it is one of the earliest murder mysteries. In “The String of Pearls”, Sweeney Todd is less sympathetic than in some of his later incarnations – a perfect villain, totally self-seeking with no redeeming qualities. How the deeds of Todd are uncovered and how he is brought to justice make a most intriguing tale, but one probably not suited for the very young and certainly not for the squeamish. (Summary by John Lieder).

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

45:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:35