Clayhanger (Version 2)


Read by Simon Evers

(4.7 stars; 18 reviews)

A coming-of-age story about Edwin Clayhanger, who leaves school, has his ambition to become an architect thwarted by his tyrannical father, Darius, and so works in the family printing business. Edwin eventually takes over the business successfully. The story follows Edwin’s relationships with his family and the mysterious Hilda Lessways. It is the first book of four in the Clayhanger series, following Edwin’s life. - Summary by Simon Evers (19 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Volume 1, Chapter 1 17:08 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 2 15:28 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 3 19:28 Read by Simon Evers
Voulme 1, Chapter 4 17:40 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 5 7:32 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 6 15:38 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 7 26:41 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 8 14:21 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 9 18:01 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 10 22:39 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 11 16:30 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 12 26:58 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 13 17:47 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 14 17:03 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 15 14:21 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 16 19:35 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 1, Chapter 17 20:32 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 1 19:42 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 2 14:41 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 3 17:07 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 4 17:44 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 5 9:51 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 6 11:37 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 7 23:05 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 8 11:08 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 9 24:43 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 10 24:04 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 11 9:00 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 12 13:03 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 13 15:32 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 14 23:14 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 15 8:38 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2. Chapter 16 9:16 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 17 21:59 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 18 20:32 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 19 9:15 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 2, Chapter 20 23:07 Read by Simon Evers
Voulme 2, Chapter 21 27:52 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 1 27:30 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 2 18:37 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 3 12:30 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 4 13:04 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 5 12:29 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 6 11:07 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 7 23:44 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 8 17:36 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 9 11:30 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 10 9:32 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 11 9:22 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 12 9:59 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 13 12:48 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 14 13:46 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 15 19:18 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 16 21:14 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 3, Chapter 17 18:18 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 1 21:23 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 2 17:55 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 3 20:41 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 4 18:52 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 5 17:32 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 6 13:56 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 7 11:43 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 8 15:37 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 9 22:51 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 10 17:21 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 11 24:06 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 12 19:51 Read by Simon Evers
Volume 4, Chapter 13 16:00 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

COMPELLING

(5 stars)

AB is a masterful storyteller, but this one surpasses his others. The synopsis calls it a "coming of age," but that description is lame. Truly, we experience Edwin's awkward move from childhood to adolescent. His timid embarkation on the sea of love and his first kiss are surely familiar to me. Even more compelling, though, is his dealing with the dementia of an aging parents, something all too familiar to my generation. Then, the poignant rekindling of his first love serves as a fitting end to this book and as a springboard to the rest of his life. I defy anyone to encounter a more realistic character in all of fiction. Simon Evers deserves much credit for this realism.

Excellent!

(5 stars)

This is the first of a four book series on the Clayhanger Family and it’s one of the best book one could read. Arnold Bennett can write a study in human character that surpasses many of his contemporaries back in his day. I’ve read the three other books in the series but somehow missed this one. I’m so happy I found it and that it’s narrated by Simon Evers. Mr. Ever's narration is flawless and he represents all the characters so very well. Exceptional book and exceptional narrator!