That Affair Next Door

Written by:
Anna Katharine Green
Narrated by:
Dawn Larsen

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
581
Narrator
201
Release Date
January 2011
Duration
11 hours 11 minutes
Summary
The dead body of a woman was found under a large cabinet. But she had been dead four hours before the cabinet fell upon her. The owners of the house had been on vacation and the place empty. Who was she and why was she in the empty house all alone? Summary by Dawn L.
Reviews
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Tonya H.

I love the ending never expected it

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Lisa M

Interesting book. Narration seemed like a computer was reading Most of the time

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MaryLou C

Narration was awful. Book itself was good, but her voice was so monotone, it could put you to sleep.

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Bill Meadows

Worst narration ever. I had to turn it off after 10 minutes . Do not buy this book!

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April M.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great mystery that held my attention,the main character is witty and sometimes funny. It was a bit wordy at times but keep in mind the book was published in 1897. The narrator is not bad either. LibriVox is a volunteer based service. She isn’t getting paid and I appreciate her effort.

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Cynthia G

The book was very good.

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Liz N.

loved the book. great ending. I liked the narrator! some people mentioned they did not like her voice but I thought it was well done!

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Anonymous

Interesting involved mystery with a surprise ending. Narration was very poor however. Only stuck with the story despite mechanical narration because it was the only talking book available to me while on holiday.

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Gretchen Brewin

The plot was intriguing but regrettably the narrator was not- moving between stilted to teenage sing-song to strange timing and pitch I too often became distracted from the plot to narrator- never a good sign.

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Colleen N.

Awful narrator. Totally spoilt the enjoyment of this book. Could not get into the story owing to the awful, expressionless, monotone reader.

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Sherri Harvey

Story was pretty cool but the narration bored me half to death. I had to switch off and get a new book.

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Anonymous

It was good. I really liked the writing. Kept having to remind myself this is from a different era.

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Anonymous

very Agatha Christie !!!

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Janne C.

narrator sounded like a robot.

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Anonymous

Great read

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Tor E.

Exciting plot. Well read.

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Gabrielle B.

Very captivating narrative and style!

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Anonymous

Miss Butterworth is wakenen by a noise the the house next door. The people are on vacation. She calls the police. They find a woman dead on the floor with a cabinet on top of her. Who killed her. Great Book. It is full of twist and turns a page turned. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Anonymous

a lot of twist and turn but really enjoyed it

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Angela W.

Did not catch our attention. slow

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Anonymous

It was so wonderful

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Evelyn D.

I liked the ending. Good mystery that held my attention with a surprise ending. Plot was easy to follow. Narrator was good, kept the story clear and easy to follow.

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Anonymous

Like the book. Had a surprising ending. Didn't care for narrator.

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Anonymous

Loved the book. A great mystery. And loved the narrator. Easy to listen to. Looking forward to more Anna Katherine Green books.

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Anonymous

Was of interest not finished yet!

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Rholley

I find it is difficult to listen to LibriVox recordings.

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Lada S.

One simply cannot listen to this. Is a computer reading the text, with all the pauses at very illogical moments? Could not bear more than a few minutes of this narration.

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Elizabeth H.

considering the narrator is not a professional I thought she did a great job. interesting story. enjoyable

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Ging

Nicely written.

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Anonymous

unexpected ending

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Anonymous

I increased the narration speed for my own enjoyment . An enjoyable story - held my attention.

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ALISHA L.

The book was interesting but the narration was trash. OMG!

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Shelly R.

the narrator is so bad I can't even read this book

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Patricia B.

This book, although long, was exceptional! A major shift at the end! I highly recommend this book!

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Anonymous

I really enjoyed it,. I wish I could hear it again. How do I hear it again?

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Anonymous

Loved this book. Easy to understand Great period piece.

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Susan H.

Different but I enjoyed it.

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Carol B.

I enjoy reading books where a clever woman outwits men who think they know it all. This was the case in „The Affair Next Door“. I enjoyed the sleuthing of the elderly lady who just happened to look out of her window one night and just couldn’t let go what she saw. I disagree with the criticism of many who did not like the narration. I had no trouble listening to her and grew to enjoy her narration.

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Rossy M.

I love this book. I enjoyed it! . I got very involved with all the mystery, trying to guess who the murdered was! I wasn’t expecting the ending. Narrator was good . She narrated it according to the time this book was written so I think she did a good job.

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Anonymous

ENJOYED THE BOOK, NARRATION WAS CONFUSING, DIDN'T ALWAYS KNOW WHO WAS SPEAKING.

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Anderson U.

the story is good. the narration is a bit slow.

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Anonymous

I loved this story! And it was narrated so well! So many twists and turns and a totally unexpected ending made for great listening. I will recommend this book to others for a good read or listening experience. I am 73 years old and appreciated the lively exchanges between the detective and the Woman next door!!

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Tamara R.

Long & very detailed in the language of the time, but I enjoyed it. Very clear narration, an excellent job considering the lengthy sentence structures!

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Jan H.

Narrator mispronounced many words. But I must remember she is a volunteer. Author’s grammar needs polishing. A decent storyline though.

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Kathrine K.

Ok story, ok narration

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Anonymous

Enjoyed very much but it did drag on at times.

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Anonymous

I loved this story. The main character is quirky, full of herself and so fun to listen too. Story is good and has you guessing till the end. Best narration of all the books so far. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery.

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Lharrison

Didn’t care too much for this book. Was tedious and no action or suspense. Skip this one

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Teylor M.

I got confused at times but the plot twists keep you guessing, as soon as you think you know who did it something else comes up to keep you interested

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Anonymous

Too long but good end. Narration difficult to listen to at times but the language being old fashioned made it more difficult.

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Peace Frog

This title sounded good but, im sorry this narrator doesnt hold my attention at all. I cant follow along with her voice maybe its better for somebody else.

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TerriT

This book is read in 3rd party narration. However the narrator does not change her voice much as the characters are talking. I found this difficult to follow the story at times as it was hard to track conversations and who was speaking. From what I did get out of the book it was a interesting listen.

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Beverly S.

Great story. I sure was taken away by the ending. I never suspected the killer at all.

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Anonymous

Brilliant story

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Dave B.

story line was fine narration left me bored

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Anonymous

Narrator could have been better

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Anonymous

Very good story with good ending.

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Anonymous

Good storyline and well worth listening to. The narration isn't always the best to identify who is supposed to be speaking as there is no change in tone, but the voice speaking is clear and all the audio could be heard. A small inconvenience for a free download.

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Anonymous

Enjoyed this book

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Anonymous

Enjoyed the twists and turns.

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MARY L. GAY

Somewhat difficult to follow.

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Sam B.

If the story itself hadn’t engaged my interest I never would have finished it; the narrator continued to stop at the most awkward times midsentence and mid thought ... it was enormously distracting and annoying

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Sheila Scott

Really enjoyed this story which had me hooked with the mystery of it despite the very monotonous tone of the reader which I had to get used to to follow the story. It was like a 19 century Poirot/Miss Marples type tale and I could really visualise the scenes from the excellent descriptive writing.

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Anonymous

I liked this story easy to listen to

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Catherine P.

I don’t usually post reviews but I feel impelled to do do with this book. I couldn’t get past more than 20 minutes into the book. The narrator was terrible starting with her accent. The narration was a detractor. Book over.

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Candice B.

unable to listen to this narration very mechanical like listening to a beginning reader

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Anonymous

Great story. Worth listening to, not boring at all.

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Anonymous

Very good read and kept you involved.

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Anonymous

I thought I had it figured out. I thought I knew who did it. Then a surprise ending! Great plot, really strings you along.

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craig specht

this book was okay but it was sort of hard to get into, but all in all it was okay.

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Shirley W.

A very intriguing book.

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Anonymous

I liked the book alot even though it was written long ago. I liked the narrator and have tried to find other books she has read.

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Anonymous

I kept falling asleep and missed several parts including the ending. I think the story is a good one.

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Mary T.

Although the mystery was good with surprising twists, the women in the story were unfortunate products of the time in which the story was written. The author lived in the late 1800’s. One Woman falls into a fever due to the emotional trauma to which she has been subjected. Others are dithering idiots without sense or brains. the author does ramble on a bit. Fine to listen in the background while doing other things.

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Anonymous

Narrator was bland. Lost interest and didn’t even get through the second chapter.

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Anonymous

Very good book!

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Philippa Winsnes

I have to say that I thought the book was very good. There were some neat plot twists, although it would have been better if the end were even possible to have figured out on my own. There is no way a person could have solved the murder - no real clues to follow a trail. The period it was written about is well represented - interesting mannerisms, social norms, and phrases. The narrator was mediocre. Sorry, but a bit too monotone. At times this was calming and fit the ambiance and at times it was far too slow.

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Donna Pinkston

Very good listen Hard to understand the reader but it could be my device

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Maureen Kubasak

A very interesting mystery with many twists and turns. A great description of life in the those times.

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Berva Lorraine Hume

I enjoyed this book very much. It was interesting to hear and listen to a book from a very different time period. The narration was very appropriate for the time the book was written. The plot was well-crafted and intricately descriptive. I can see that it would not be for everyone's taste, but was historically a great example of the pace of life in the 1800's. The language was beautiful, cultured, and created lovely pictures I my head of the characters in the book. I greatly enjoyed this journey into the crime novels of the past.

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Brooke Day

Reader is terrible but book is good if you can stand the narration.

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Marney Lukanc

This was a very interesting book! The words used where so exquisite! I love how the story played out!

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Paris Perez

Book was boring and the reader was terrible. A complete waste if time.

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Maureen Emlet

Did not care for the narrator 's voice. Could not get into this story.

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lauri Preston

unimaginative story but it would have been made bearable if the narrator was any good at all. abysmal.

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Barbara White

The story was long and boring and the narrator was boring! Boring! Enough said!

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sondia meade

I have to finish a book if I start it, even if I don't like it, and I couldn't wait for this book to end. Reader was monotone, and book dragged on.

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Reggie Grondin

The reader was very monotone. Descriptive dialogue was overdone by the author.

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