One Life, One Love


Read by Celine Major

(4.5 stars; 21 reviews)

Clara and Robert Hatrell lead an ideal life with their young daughter Daisy in a beautiful old fashioned cottage on the banks of the Thames. When his son Cyril goes away to school their friend and neighbor Ambrose Arden who is a notable scholar offers to tutor Daisy. Some time later Robert carrying a large amount in banknotes is found stabbed to death in a London rooming house supposedly lured there by the mention of someone called Toinette. The murderer is not found and the money trail implicates a Frenchwoman exchanging the notes in Cannes, Nice and Paris. As the story progresses we are taken to Paris where new characters are introduced. Will one of them lead us to the actual villain??? - Summary by Celine Major (13 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1-2 40:21 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 3 28:38 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 4 17:10 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 5 38:01 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 6-7 42:11 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 8 40:43 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 9-10 45:55 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 11 35:55 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 12 32:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 13 42:08 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 14 35:32 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 15 30:14 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 16-17 32:24 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 18 31:53 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 19 35:03 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 20 30:42 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 21-22 29:22 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 23 33:11 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 24 29:51 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 25-26 33:28 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 27-28 32:36 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 29-30 29:58 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 31-32 26:14 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 33 40:50 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

Saw It Coming


(4 stars)

I suppose in our times, it's harder to pull the wool over a reader's eyes. Either that, or I'm a cynic. :) I saw the resolution to the mystery fairly early, although I hated for it to happen that way. The story is worth the listen, though. The reader may sound mechanical to some listeners' ears, but I enjoyed her reading. You can hear her enjoying the story as it unfolds. And you can understand every word of the story, unlike some readers who slur words together such that you miss out on them. And she handles the French wonderfully! Thank you for this reading, Celine!

Original plot


(5 stars)

At least it's original to me. I don't think guessing who was responsible for Robert's murder is a problem. In fact it intensifies the tension. Braddon's characters are well drawn and develop as events unfold. She also shows at times a delicious/malicious sense of humour. The goody two shoes lives Braddon describes that women were expected to lead must have been ghastly.

Another misspelling . . .


(0 stars)

Topics terms - should be "fiction"! Somebody needs to check these things! (LOL - 'Tpyo' Fixed; thank you for the correction. :))

Didn't like the story


(3 stars)

Great reader and well written, but the ending was not sunshiney and happy (to me). Not going on my re-reading list.

mechanical


(3 stars)

The reader even starts out saying ay ("a") and thee ("the") as well as over pronouncing t's. Less than interesting phrasing and expression.

Tpyo Fixed


(0 stars)

Thanks for the notice.