The Guilty River

Wilkie COLLINS (1824 - 1889)

After his father’s death Gerard Roylake returns from Germany to take up his inheritance at Trimley Deen. On one evening he meets his childhood friend, Cristel Toller. They fall in love, but there is a crux. A deaf man, called The Lodger is obsessed with Cristel. He invites Gerard to tea with evil intentions… and Gerard accepts the invitation.

The book is written in the first person and tells the story from Gerard's point of view. (Summary by Diana Majlinger)

Additional proof-listening by Betty M.

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - On the Way to the River Ernst Pattynama
00:13:27
Play 02 02 - The River Introduces Us Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:12:05
Play 03 03 - He Shows Himself Diana Majlinger
00:06:26
Play 04 04 - He Explains Himself scrawl
00:07:28
Play 05 05 - He Betrays Himself scrawl
00:25:51
Play 06 06 - The Return of the Portfolio Kathleen Costa
00:27:31
Play 07 07 - The Best Society scrawl
00:10:18
Play 08 08 - The Deaf Lodger scrawl
00:16:45
Play 09 09 - Mrs. Roylake's Game: First Move Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:10:59
Play 10 10 - Warned! Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:09:04
Play 11 11 - Warned Again! Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:09:50
Play 12 12 - Warned for the Last Time! Kathleen Costa
00:21:37
Play 13 13 - The Claret Jug Barbara Derksen
00:26:01
Play 14 14 - Gloody Settles the Account Barbara Derksen
00:10:37
Play 15 15 - The Miller's Hospitality Barbara Derksen
00:33:18
Play 16 16 - Bribery and Corruption Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:09:08
Play 17 17 - Utter Failure Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:07:02
Play 18 18 - The Mistress of Trimley Deen Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:10:26