A Poor Wise Man


Read by Celine Major

(4.4 stars; 32 reviews)

Mary Roberts Rinehart offers a superb blend of romance and suspense amidst political tensions in this story set in early 20th Century America. The characters are compelling and representative of the various socioeconomic classes. The reader follows the complicated relationship of Lily Cardew (just returned from working with the Red Cross during the war) who finds herself unable to go back to the empty social life of the rich and William Wallace Cameron, an honest, fearless and patriotic pharmacy clerk during the turbulent times of an industrial town. - Summary by Celine Major (12 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 25:00 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 2-3 26:42 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 4-5 29:50 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 6-7 30:13 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 8-9 40:33 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 10-11 34:46 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 12-13 44:40 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 14-15 41:22 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 16-17 40:47 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 18-19 40:53 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 20-21 52:00 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 22-23 37:48 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 24-26 32:09 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 27-29 41:13 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 30-34 37:20 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 35-37 38:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 38-39 46:18 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 40-43 35:38 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 44-48 40:48 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 49-52 32:34 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

Excellent story!

(4 stars)

If you’ve read other MRR books, you might be wondering if this story is just as good as her other ones. To that, I would say it is perfectly delightful and satisfying. The narrator does take some getting used to, as others have mentioned, but I wouldn’t let that stop you from trying this audiobook. Definitely give this one a try!

Great!

(4 stars)

Another great by M.R.R.! I can't get enough of this author and am sad that this is the last of her books available on here for me to listen to. It was a bit tough to listen to this reader at first as she sounds mechanical, robotic but I grew to like her voice and appreciate her flawless reading. A good listen.

A Poor Wise Man

(5 stars)

Great look into post WWI era including America and plots attempting a coo to over throw the wealthy and

well that ends well finally

(4 stars)

excellent story. Many many characters. a unique look at the red movement in America after World War I.