Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite


Read by Simon Evers

(4 stars; 30 reviews)

Sir Harry Hotspur’s only son and heir dies young which means that the title goes to a cousin, George Hotspur. Sir Harry wants the ancestral property to go to his daughter, Emily, and hopes that a future husband will adopt the family name.
George is a charmer but also a spendthrift and a gambler. He sets out to win Emily in order to save himself from bankruptcy – and succeeds, despite Emily knowing he is really unworthy. She is convinced she can save him but has also promised she will not marry without her father’s consent – which of course Sir Harry refuses to give.
The book follows their story. (Summary by Simon Evers) (6 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 17:00 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 2 19:22 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 3 15:14 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 4 15:46 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 5 15:54 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 6 18:39 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 7 12:45 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 8 24:09 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 9 16:08 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 10 23:09 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 11 14:03 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 12 16:01 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 13 18:59 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 14 12:32 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 15 19:05 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 16 19:43 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 17 15:52 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 18 16:25 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 19 16:16 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 20 15:44 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 21 19:44 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 22 20:09 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 23 19:14 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 24 12:48 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Enjoyable

(5 stars)

All of Anthony Trollope's books are highly recommended. There is always a moral lesson and consequences if amoral behavior is pursued which is addressed here. As another listener says the end is not as one may like but it's still a good read. The narrator is exceptional and I plan on listening to every book he has vocalized. Narration at its finest!

(2 stars)

If your so happy and just want to be depressed, this is the book for you. It even has a sad ending. It even has a weak and stupid woman who seems to think she can only love an idiot, gambling, selfish, jerk of a man. Mr. Evers does a great job in reading this pathetic book, which gives it the extra star.

(5 stars)

The reader makes the story even better.

Trollope Tripe

(1 stars)

By chapter 11 I knew how this unworthy effort by the esteemed author would end, and worse, did not care. Narrator Simon Evers deserves, as always, a positive rating.