Eleanor's Victory


Read by Eleanor Howard

(4.7 stars; 102 reviews)

Only 15-years-old, Eleanor Vane is very happy with her lot: educated in an expensive finishing school in Paris, the apple of her father's eye, and disposed to be kind. Of course there are things missing: she does not remember her mother who died when she was young. But at least she has her father... Until he unexpectedly dies. Now Eleanor is at the mercy of her half-siblings who were never in touch with her, and the rest of the world who would consider her an orphaned beggar. Sent to work as a lady's companion to an old friend of her late father's, Eleanor might, just might, be able to win a respectable place in society. This novel is also famous for being one of the first Victorian novels with a female detective. - Summary by Stav Nisser (18 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Vol.1. Ch.01. GOING HOME. 20:01 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.02. THE ENTRESOL IN THE RUE DE L'ARCHEVÊQUE. 26:13 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.03. THE STORY OF THE PAST. 29:16 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.04. UPON THE THRESHOLD OF A GREAT SORROW. 32:37 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.05. WAITING. 25:54 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.06. THE BLACK BUILDING BY THE RIVER. 15:53 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.07. SUSPENSE. 16:51 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.08. GOOD SAMARITANS. 33:33 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.09. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE. 20:04 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.10. HORTENSIA BANNISTER HOLDS OUT A HELPING HAND. 28:46 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.11. RICHARD THORNTON'S PROMISE. 26:55 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.12. GILBERT MONCKTON. 12:00 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.13. HAZLEWOOD. 26:08 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.14. THE PRODIGAL'S RETURN. 17:06 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.15. LAUNCELOT. 18:01 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.16. THE LAWYER'S SUSPICION. 10:41 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.1. Ch.17. THE SHADOW ON GILBERT MONCKTON'S LIFE. 8:40 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.01. UNFORGOTTEN. 22:33 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.02. LIKE THE MEMORY OF A DREAM. 23:57 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.03. RECOGNITION. 12:10 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.04. ON THE TRACK. 16:04 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.05. IN THE SHIPBROKER'S OFFICE. 22:00 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.06. RESOLVED. 10:35 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.07. THE ONE CHANCE. 27:12 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.08. ACCEPTED. 19:30 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.09. AN INSIDIOUS DEMON. 15:13 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.10. SLOW FIRES. 23:59 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.11. BY THE SUNDIAL. 11:09 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.12. KEEPING WATCH. 13:49 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.13. AN OLD MAN'S FANCY. 16:15 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.14. A POWERFUL ALLY. 15:33 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.15. THE TESTIMONY OF THE SKETCH-BOOK. 16:38 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.16. MAURICE DE CRESPIGNY'S WILL. 15:47 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.17. RICHARD'S DISCOVERY. 10:28 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.18. WHAT HAPPENED AT WINDSOR. 11:47 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.19. ANOTHER RECOGNITION. 16:06 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.20. LAUNCELOT'S TROUBLES. 19:46 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.21. MR. MONCKTON BRINGS GLOOMY TIDINGS FROM WOODLANDS. 11:01 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.2. Ch.22. LAUNCELOT'S COUNSELLOR. 14:06 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.01. RESOLVED. 18:53 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.02. A TERRIBLE SURPRISE. 18:44 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.03. IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DEAD. 15:25 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.04. A BRIEF TRIUMPH. 17:53 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.05. LOST. 12:54 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.06. AT SEA. 17:18 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.07. LAURA'S TROUBLES. 18:09 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.08. GETTING OVER IT. 14:41 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.09. THE READING OF THE WILL. 17:40 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.10. DESERTED. 14:40 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.11. GILBERT'S LETTER. 21:54 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.12. MRS. MAJOR LENNARD. 14:17 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.13. GOING BACK TO PARIS. 17:44 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.14. MARGARET LENNARD'S DELINQUENCIES. 34:00 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.16. VICTOR BOURDON GOES OVER TO THE ENEMY. 24:10 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.15. VERY LONELY. 9:51 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.17. THE HORRORS OF DELIRIUM TREMENS. 25:59 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.18. MAURICE DE CRESPIGNY'S BEQUEST. 10:53 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.19. THE DAY OF RECKONING. 24:14 Read by Eleanor Howard
Vol.3. Ch.20. THE LAST. 5:46 Read by Eleanor Howard

Reviews

Ripping tale of revenge

(5 stars)

Terrific story, well written and beautifully read. I was doubtful at first but once it hits it's stride it is thoroughly enjoyable. Like the best pre-modern fiction it's an experience of another world, so unlike our own and yet familiar.

Great reader

(5 stars)

All i can say I continued with the story for only reason of the reader as she read the book amazingly and kept my interest other than that I found the heroin character super selfish and annoying which continued for the 3/4 of the book but like I said continued with the story for the sake of the reader as most of this author's books it's easy to guess what the ending is or what is about to happen

interesting but much too long on deatails

(3.5 stars)

Kept wanting to hear some answers; but characters seemed oblivious to the obvious. It went way too long. Had far to much Repetitive & aggravating detailed dialogue (especially w characters who weren't very smart and very high strung-- babbling endlessly until I had to keep fast- forwarding it. Entertaining in its own way.

Good story worth to listen to but also a little long

(4 stars)

I was always eager to find out what would happen next, but sometimes the story would evolve reeeeally slowly, as there were too many long descriptions and monologues. The story is worth it, though, so hang in there! 😊

great Victorian melodrama with intricate plot

(4 stars)

The intricacy of the plot and the marvellous coincidences out-Dickens Dickens. Grand melodramatic stuff, and absorbing, with a reassuring message tacked on that the worryingly independent, brave, and angry heroine is actually suitably 'womanly' after all! An excellent reading, thank you.

An Excellent Victorian Romantic Melodrama

(5 stars)

Soft, sweet, bitter, visceral, brutal, persuasive, and yes, even somewhat melancholy, this Novel has it all. read by a LibriVox Volunteer with a wonderfully soft & soothing voice. I was enchanted by the entire experience.

(5 stars)

Excellent story. Couldn't stop listening. Reader was just as good. Excellent all around. Recommended highly can't wait to read next story by this author.

Excellent

(5 stars)

The plot was very good and the narration was excellent. however the story dragged in some places. A nice twist at the end,