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The Breaking Point

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958)

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1. 01 - Chapter I
2. 02 - Chapter II
3. 03 - Chapter III
4. 04 - Chapter IV
5. 05 - Chapter V
6. 06 - Chapter VI
7. 07 - Chapter VII
8. 08 - Chapter VIII
9. 09 - Chapter IX
10. 10 - Chapter X
11. 11 - Chapter XI
12. 12 - Chapter XII
13. 13 - Chapter XIII
14. 14 - Chapter XIV
15. 15 - Chapter XV
16. 16 - Chapter XVI
17. 17 - Chapter XVII
18. 18 - Chapter XVIII
19. 19 - Chapter XIX
20. 20 - Chapter XX
21. 21 - Chapter XXI
22. 22 - Chapter XXII
23. 23 - Chapter XXIII
24. 24 - Chapter XXIV
25. 25 - Chapter XXV
26. 26 - Chapter XXVI
27. 27 - Chapter XXVII
28. 28 - Chapter XXVIII
29. 29 - Chapter XXIX
30. 30 - Chapter XXX
31. 31 - Chapter XXXI
32. 32 - Chapter XXXII
33. 33 - Chapter XXXIII
34. 34 - Chapter XXXIV
35. 35 - Chapter XXXV
36. 36 - Chapter XXXVI
37. 37 - Chapter XXXVII
38. 38 - Chapter XXXVIII
39. 39 - Chapter XXXIX
40. 40 - Chapter XL
41. 41 - Chapter XLI
42. 42 - Chapter XLII
43. 43 - Chapter XLIII
44. 44 - Chapter XLIV
45. 45 - Chapter XLV
46. 46 - Chapter XLVI
47. 47 - Chapter XLVII
48. 48 - Chapter XLVIII

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Summary

Mary Roberts Rinehart -- "America's Agatha Christie," as she used to be called -- set this story in a New York suburban town, shortly after the end of the first world war. Dick Livingstone is a young, successful doctor, who in the course of events becomes engaged to Elizabeth Wheeler. But there is a mystery about his past, and he thinks himself honor-bound to unravel it before giving himself to her in marriage. In particular, a shock of undetermined origin has wiped out his memory prior to roughly the last decade. Rinehart, who presumably had been reading, or reading about, the then popular Sigmund Freud, plays on what today is called "repressed memory," as she takes Dick into his past, and into the dangers that, unknown to him, lurk there. Is she correct about the behavior of memory? Who knows? After all, this is not a clinical treatise, but a work of fiction, one of the thrillers that made her such a popular writer of the earlier twentieth century.(Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

Reviews

Anne

- Breaking Point

Excellent reader, really enjoyed the story. Will search for more books narrated by him.

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A very good story excellently narrated.

Mila, St.Petersburg, Russia

- Following the reader's choice

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Very well read story! Very interesting story.

Jude

- reading &story

Wonderfully read and an interesting and 'different' story. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

Tess

Good story and well read.

Victor

- A must listen!

One of the best audiobooks (thanks to the wonderful reader) and examples of American literature of the beginning of the 20th century.

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- Breaking Point

Beautifully Read.

Lise

- Engaging and unusual mystery

A good engaging mystery, not in the "weekend house party" style. I must say the reader was excellent! Would recommend.

Melanie

- A psychological mystery

Charming tale of a wayward youth reborn as a pillar of the community who has to face a forgotten past. Well read and engaging.