The Voyage Out


Read by Grant Hurlock

(4 stars; 24 reviews)

The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the U.S. in 1920 by Doran. One of Woolf's wittiest social satires.

Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs. Dalloway.

E. M. Forster described it as "... a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South America not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an America whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis... It is absolutely unafraid... Here at last is a book which attains unity as surely as Wuthering Heights, though by a different path." (Introduction from Wikipedia) (17 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 38:17 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 2 38:49 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 3 39:44 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 4 Part 1 23:01 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 4 Part 2 20:06 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 5 20:54 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 6 23:48 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 7 19:29 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 8 21:11 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 9 Part 1 26:56 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 9 Part 2 26:03 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 10 36:33 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 11 36:03 Read by Grant Hurlock
12 Part 1 26:14 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 12 Part 2 30:35 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 13 18:20 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 14 Part 1 25:55 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 14 Part 2 28:21 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 15 43:27 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 16 44:14 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 17 Part 1 32:42 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 17 Part 2 29:33 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 18 15:17 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 19 58:48 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 20 38:13 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 21 40:41 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 22 42:40 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 23 26:22 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 24 37:51 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 25 Part 1 44:34 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 25 Part 2 44:45 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 26 36:59 Read by Grant Hurlock
Chapter 27 21:38 Read by Grant Hurlock

Reviews

Good.....but


(4 stars)

This is really a very good story, the author, of course, is well known which is why I really did want to read it. However, the ending was not what I expected. The reader was very good but at the same time he was kind of monotone. Overall I'm glad I read it, it's a good story with lots of character development which I enjoy. All-in-all, I would recommend it.