The Lady's Mile


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(2.5 stars; 4 reviews)

If you drive through the Lady's Mile, the most fashionable district in London, you will see people whose most distinguished ambition was to be known in that circle. A novelist, a painter, and some aristocrats, willing to prove themselves to the world. But what happens behind closed doors? Is the Lady's Mile as respectable as it seems? - Summary by Stav Nisser. (16 hr 54 min)

Chapters

He is but a landscape-painter 34:51 Read by Elsie Selwyn
Lord Aspendell's daughter 32:24 Read by Elsie Selwyn
Hector 41:02 Read by Elsie Selwyn
Love and duty 16:24 Read by Riley McGuire
At the fountains 44:06 Read by Jim Locke
Wedding cards 11:11 Read by Jim Locke
The great O'Boyneville 41:33 Read by Jim Locke
The dowager's little dinner 29:03 Read by Jim Locke
Laurence O'Boyneville's first hearing 26:52 Read by Jim Locke
The rich Mr. Lobyer 37:00 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
At Nasedale 33:12 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Mr. O'Boyneville's motion for a new trial 33:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Cecil's honeymoon 38:47 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Mr. Lobyer's wooing 42:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Delilah 29:21 Read by Jim Locke
At home in Bloomsbury 27:13 Read by Jim Locke
Poor Philip 31:44 Read by Jim Locke
Too late for repentance 27:23 Read by Jim Locke
Tidings from India 34:34 Read by Jim Locke
At Pevenshall Place 17:02 Read by Jim Locke
Sir Nugent Evershed 30:55 Read by Jim Locke
Mrs. Lobyer's skeleton 46:40 Read by Jim Locke
How should I greet thee? 36:23 Read by Jim Locke
Between Carthage and Kensington 31:41 Read by Jim Locke
The easy descent 38:38 Read by Kathleen Moore
A modern love-chase 17:07 Read by Kathleen Moore
He comes too near, who comes to be denied 29:21 Read by Kathleen Moore
Were all thy letters suns, I could not see 15:08 Read by Kathleen Moore
A timely warning 17:48 Read by Kathleen Moore
He's sweetest friend, or hardest foe 12:53 Read by Kathleen Moore
On the brink 35:14 Read by Jim Locke
By the sea 23:30 Read by Jim Locke
A commercial earthquake 38:47 Read by Jim Locke
The epilogue 10:51 Read by Jim Locke

Reviews

Technically, it's a happy ending...


(2.5 stars)

...but somehow everyone just seems pretty depressed by the time this book grinds, sloooowly , to a finish. Part of the effect is due to the narration. Both main narrators tend toward the mechanical and monotone, and both of them have issues with incorrect pronunciation in English. ( I don't speak French, so I can't judge that.) I imagine the extra effort the listener needs to put in to figure out what's being said can make the book seem much longer.