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I’m listening to The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart, sometimes referred to as “America’s Agatha Christie,” though, truly, she predated Christie by a generation.

I got the audiobook from, one of the two most worthwhile projects on the interwebs (the other is Project Gutenberg). Librivox audiobooks are read by volunteers (some of whom read better than others; indeed there is one I cannot bear to listen to).

For the person who is reading my current chapter of The Circular Staircase, English is clearly a second language. I can’t quite figure out from her accent what her primary language may be, but my guess would be French.

Oh, her English is quite good, but there are tiny little giveaways. For example, the last name of the heroine (and amateur detective and narrator) is “Innes,” which said reader pronounces as “Ins.”

It’s actually rather charming.


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