Manalive


Read by Ray Clare

(4.2 stars; 34 reviews)

The flying blast struck London just where it scales the northern heights, terrace above terrace, as precipitous as Edinburgh. It was round about this place that some poet, probably drunk, looked up astonished at all those streets gone skywards, and (thinking vaguely of glaciers and roped mountaineers) gave it the name of Swiss Cottage, which it has never been able to shake off. At some stage of those heights a terrace of tall gray houses, mostly empty and almost as desolate as the Grampians, curved round at the western end, so that the last building, a boarding establishment called "Beacon House," offered abruptly to the sunset its high, narrow and towering termination, like the prow of some deserted ship. (Summary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

(6 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Part 1 Chapter 1 Part 1 16:53 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 1 Part 2 13:43 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 2 Part 1 14:05 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 2 Part 2 13:33 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 3 Part 1 16:14 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 3 Part 2 11:03 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 4 Part 1 14:38 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 4 Part 2 14:02 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 5 Part 1 13:04 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 5 Part 2 13:16 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 5 Part 3 14:51 Read by Ray Clare
Part 1 Chapter 5 Part 4 10:04 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 1 Part 1 14:32 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 1 Part 2 12:59 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 1 Part 3 14:16 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 1 Part 4 13:43 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 2 Part 1 13:28 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 2 Part 2 13:18 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 2 Part 3 19:04 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 2 Part 4 16:27 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 3 Part 1 15:25 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 3 Part 2 16:56 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 3 Part 3 14:17 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 4 Part 1 19:13 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 4 Part 2 16:18 Read by Ray Clare
Part 2 Chapter 5 7:23 Read by Ray Clare

Reviews

Missing Audio?

(3 stars)

The end of almost every chapter seems to be missing one or more clauses. I am unable to tell, without the text in front of me, whether this is because the narrator has missed text, his narration been cut short, or his manner of inflection fails to denote clausal punctuation.

great work

(4.5 stars)

a great, bizarre and lively modern fairy tale. I recommend you read it while listening to capture the lyricism.

To truly be alive!

(5 stars)

What an absolutely wonderful adventure! How innocent, the seemingly wild man Innocent Smith?

(5 stars)

This book saved my life. I need a yearly reading. The reader grew on me.

Manalive

(1 stars)

What a strange book. Sadly I couldn't follow it and finally gave up!

2

(5 stars)

man found alive with 2 legs

(0.5 stars)

boring. ..couldn't stand to finish it.