The House of the Seven Gables (Version 2)


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(4.1 stars; 9 reviews)

The House of the Seven Gables is a gloomy New England mansion, haunted from its foundation by fraudulent dealings, accusations of witchcraft, and sudden death. The current resident, the dignified but desperately poor Hepzibah Pyncheon, opens a shop in a side room to support her brother Clifford, who is about to leave prison after serving twenty-five years for murder. She refuses all assistance from her unpleasant wealthy cousin Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon. A distant relative, the pretty young Phoebe, turns up and quickly becomes invaluable, charming customers and rousing Clifford from depression. A delicate romance grows between Phoebe and the mysterious lodger Holgrave, who is writing a history of the Pyncheon family. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(10 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:56 Read by Nicodemus
The Old Pyncheon Family 53:31 Read by Nicodemus
The Little Shop Window 26:10 Read by Nicodemus
The First Customer 28:30 Read by Nicodemus
A Day Behind the Counter 29:07 Read by Nicodemus
May and November 31:09 Read by Nicodemus
Maule's Well 22:27 Read by Nicodemus
The Guest 36:12 Read by Nicodemus
The Pyncheon of To-day 36:12 Read by Nicodemus
Clifford and Phoebe 26:45 Read by Nicodemus
The Pyncheon Garden 29:07 Read by Nicodemus
The Arched Window 29:54 Read by Nicodemus
The Daguerreotypist 28:39 Read by Nicodemus
Alice Pyncheon 47:39 Read by Nicodemus
Phoebe's Good-bye 22:41 Read by Nicodemus
The Scowl and Smile 34:11 Read by Nicodemus
Clifford's Chamber 26:17 Read by Nicodemus
The Flight of Two Owls 30:10 Read by Xe Sands
Governor Pyncheon 36:59 Read by Xe Sands
Alice's Posies 32:15 Read by Xe Sands
The Flower of Eden 19:40 Read by Xe Sands
The Departure 23:52 Read by Xe Sands

Reviews

Great book, 2nd reader difficult to handle.

(2.5 stars)