• The Curse of the Burdens

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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Publisher's Summary

James Burden has unexpectedly inherited Shotlander Priory after his cousin dies mysteriously. Little does he know that the old Prior, crossing the worn threshold for the last time, had called down a curse on those who were to take over the property. 'By fire and water,' he had said, 'your line shall perish.'

They had seemed the foolish words of an old and dying man. For nearly four hundred years, the descendants of Sir James Burden had held the property, though it had never passed from father to son.

Until now....

Nothing appears as it seems as mysterious characters, unexpected developments, and emotions start to unravel....

©1935 John Wyndham (P)2022 Audible, Ltd

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  • Retro Brit
  • 07-17-22

John Wyndham evolving

The story was rather good along the lines of an almost Agatha Christie type of thing. Because I've read and enjoyed his more science fiction type of novels, I was a little taken aback. But the plot is good. Over all enjoyable but very different from his later works.

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  • Helen
  • 05-30-22

Great fun

A good old-fashioned murder mystery! This was thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for this 'included' bonus.

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  • kieran watkins
  • 07-23-22

A ok but slightly boring story

Im a big fan of Wyndham's work but this was a tiny bit boring and average compared to his usual work but is for free so a good time killer.

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  • 07-03-22

Not vintage Wyndham

Definitely not the best story, rather hokey but well performed. Of it's time I guess.