Charlotte's Inheritance


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(4.4 stars; 36 reviews)

A lesser known novel by the sensational English novelist, Charlotte's Inheritance opens in Paris in a dilapidated boarding house let to students by a scarcely adequate landlady. Enter Gustave, a young provincial, arriving in Paris supposedly to study law, but in reality as the proposed husband of the dour and unattractive daughter of his sponsor. Unable to tolerate the life arranged for him, Gustave quits the boarding house but recommends it to a mysterious young English widow who approaches him for assistance. - Summary by Lynne Thompson (16 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Book The First Chapter 1 Lenoble of Beaubocage 37:25 Read by Lynne T
Book The First Chapter 2 In this Wide World I Stand Alone 19:54 Read by Lynne T
Book The First Chapter 3 Past Hope, and in Despair 47:20 Read by Lynne T
Book The First Chapter 4 A Decree of Banishment 9:10 Read by Rosalind Walsh
Book The Second Chapter 1 The Fate of Susan Lenoble 13:23 Read by Rosalind Walsh
Book The Second Chapter 2 Forgiven Too Late 16:49 Read by Lynne T
Book The Second Chapter 3 Gustave The Second 11:26 Read by Rosalind Walsh
Book The Third Chapter 1 Chiefly Retrospective 12:42 Read by Rosalind Walsh
Book The Third Chapter 2 Epistolary 25:44 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Third Chapter 3 Too Clever for a Catspaw 10:33 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Third Chapter 4 Captain Paget is Paternal 15:11 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Third Chapter 5 The Captain's Coadjutor 20:26 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Fourth Chapter 1 Halcyon Days 12:20 Read by Kalynda
Book The Fourth Chapter 2 Captain Paget Awakens to a Sense of His Duty 28:11 Read by Lynne T
Book The Fourth Chapter 3 What do we Here, my Heart and I? 29:59 Read by Lynne T
Book The Fourth Chapter 4 Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth 43:06 Read by Lynne T
Book The Fifth Chapter 1 Taken by Storm 29:32 Read by Celine Major
Book The Fifth Chapter 2 Firm as a Book 18:55 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Fifth Chapter 3 Against Wind and Tide 18:15 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Fifth Chapter 4 Diana Asks for a Holiday 8:36 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Fifth Chapter 5 Assurance Doubly Sure 16:23 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Sixth At Cotenoir 25:40 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Seventh Chapter 1 The Beginning of Sorrow 29:13 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Seventh Chapter 2 Fading 16:11 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Seventh Chapter 3 Mrs. Woolper is Anxious 19:41 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Seventh Chapter 4 Valentine's Skeleton 18:53 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Seventh Chapter 5 At Harold's Hill 27:43 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Seventh Chapter 6 Desperate Measures 23:14 Read by Celine Major
Book The Eighth Chapter 1 A Dread Revelation 48:55 Read by Celine Major
Book The Eighth Chapter 2 Phoenicians are Rising 11:00 Read by Celine Major
Book The Eighth Chapter 3 The Sortes Virgilianae 25:56 Read by Celine Major
Book The Ninth Chapter 1 Something Too Much 13:08 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Ninth Chapter 2 Dr. Jedd's Opinion 18:05 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Ninth Chapter 3 Non Dormit Judas 19:42 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Ninth Chapter 4 Counting the Cost 12:19 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Ninth Chapter 5 The Beginning of the End 13:45 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Ninth Chapter 6 Confusion Worse Confounded 13:20 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Ninth Chapter 7 There is a Word Will Priam Turn to Stone 21:59 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Tenth Chapter 1 Out of the Dark Valley 15:16 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Tenth Chapter 2 After the Wedding 13:33 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Tenth Chapter 3 Greek Against Greek 10:17 Read by Jim Locke
Book The Tenth Chapter 4 Only a Dream 36:22 Read by Celine Major
Book The Tenth Chapter 5 Bohemian Independence 7:23 Read by Celine Major
Book The Tenth Chapter 6 Beyond the Veil 6:13 Read by Celine Major
Book The Tenth Chapter 7 Better than Gold 21:37 Read by Celine Major
Book The Tenth Chapter 8 Lost Sight Of 12:52 Read by Celine Major
Book The Tenth Chapter 9 Eteocles and Polynices 27:31 Read by Celine Major
Book The Tenth Chapter 10 'According to their Deeds' 14:03 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

Words words words

(3 stars)

interesting storyline but way too long and too convoluted! one male reader almost made me stop listening because his voice just rolled on and on with no inflection. not sure why I continue to listen to this author other than I know there's no sleazy love scenes and no pathetic language. but is that a good enough reason?

Oh my word!

(5 stars)

I waited for this book for a couple of years, & well worth the wait! Loved it! Great readers, too. The man who did much of it is certainly a unique reader (his French is so funny!), but I really enjoyed his reading. Under-stated & subtle. Definitely listen to this series!

great book

(5 stars)

I liked the book,it kept me in the suspense all the time that I was hearing.It pleased me the ending.The readers were okay ,too slow when they were reading,sometimes I fell like I was falling asleep.

(5 stars)

A beautifully-wriiten character study of four "birds of prey" plus a mystery, murder and love story. This deserves to be better known.

(3 stars)

story of two generations and an inheritance. what man will do for the love of money.

Good Book -One Horrible Volunteer

(4 stars)

The book content itself was amazing, however; the man who reads the majority of this book is repulsive. His reading style is dry, bland, and quite frankly exhausting and frustrating to listen to, as he must not know what punctuation is for. The female reader on the other hand, does a phenomenal job!