Gone to Earth


Read by Rachel Lintern

(4.8 stars; 8 reviews)

"Gone to Earth" is the cry of fox hunters as the fox takes to its den and they lose the chase. Here, Mary Webb tells the story of Hazel Woodus whose understanding of her half tame fox cub contrasts with her misunderstanding of humanity. She is pursued by two very different men, the Squire of the Manor and the local Minister. Mary Webb wrote this book in 1917 and it is set in rural Shropshire of the late 1800s. (Summary by Rachel Lintern) (9 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 16:22 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 2 21:01 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 3 10:57 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 4 10:46 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 5 8:52 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 6 7:26 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 7 20:27 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 8 22:47 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 9 25:01 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 10 19:08 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 11 19:46 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 12 14:38 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 13 18:18 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 14 21:02 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 15 10:55 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 16 10:31 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 17 15:38 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 18 11:02 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 19 8:49 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 20 15:40 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 21 15:56 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 22 10:14 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 23 19:41 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 24 11:56 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 25 17:39 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 26 23:32 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 27 14:24 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 28 16:58 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 29 20:45 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 30 11:04 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 31 17:31 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 32 15:29 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 33 17:18 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 34 13:30 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 35 20:33 Read by Rachel Lintern
Chapter 36 25:38 Read by Rachel Lintern

Reviews

Beautiful, sensitive reading of a Hardy-esque novel

(5 stars)

Lovers of Thomas Hardy will be delighted to discover Mary Webb, although in the Hardy mode we should expect no happy ending. The presentation is especially enhanced by the reader's soft West Country accent--Webb was (I think) from Shropshire. Thank you Rachel. Please favour us with more recordings in the future. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

5 stars for the narration

(5 stars)

I read Precious Bane by the same author and it was so wonderful. This story was rather more difficult to get through due to the dialect of the main character. The narration was exceptional! Hence 5 stars.

(5 stars)

Thank you for reading so beautifully, my favorite author. I look forward to hearing Precious Bane.