Armadale


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(4.5 stars; 46 reviews)

The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. Many years are skipped over. The son, mistreated at home, runs away from his mother and stepfather, and takes up a wandering life under the assumed name of Ozias Midwinter." Summary from wikipedia).

(31 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Prologue - Chapter I 15:43 Read by David Barnes
Prologue - Chapter II 19:04 Read by David Barnes
Prologue - Chapter III, pt 1. 22:41 Read by David Barnes
Prologue - Chapter III, pt 2. 47:24 Read by David Barnes
Prologue - Chapter III, pt 3. 26:19 Read by David Barnes
Book the first- chapter I, pt 1. 30:00 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter I, pt. 2 33:56 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter I, pt. 3 35:51 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter II, pt 1 32:14 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter II, pt 2 27:54 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter III 41:42 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter IV, pt 1 23:42 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter IV, pt 2 22:20 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the first- chapter V 35:50 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Book the second- chapter I 34:30 Read by Jordan
Book the second- chapter II 46:57 Read by valli
Book the second- chapter III 50:10 Read by valli
Book the second- chapter IV 55:11 Read by valli
Book the second- chapter V 26:02 Read by Dawn
Book the second- chapter VI 19:05 Read by mpetranech
Book the second- chapter VII 42:16 Read by Bev J Stevens
Book the second- chapter VIII 40:01 Read by Bev J Stevens
Book the second- chapter IX 31:24 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the second- chapter X 40:36 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the second- chapter XI 28:38 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the second- chapter XII 14:28 Read by Dawn
Book the second- chapter XIII 28:31 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the third- chapter I 29:11 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the third- chapter II 20:46 Read by mpetranech
Book the third- chapter III 41:07 Read by skoval
Book the third- chapter IV 40:36 Read by storm
Book the third- chapter V 34:29 Read by skoval
Book the third- chapter VI 15:48 Read by mpetranech
Book the third- chapter VII 46:30 Read by SilverG
Book the third- chapter VIII 24:21 Read by Julie Bynum
Book the third- chapter IX, pt 1 33:16 Read by Martin Geeson
Book the third- chapter IX, pt 2 37:52 Read by Martin Geeson
Book the third- chapter X, pt 1 26:11 Read by Magdalena
Book the third- chapter X, pt 2 25:27 Read by Magdalena
Book the third- chapter X, pt 3 34:39 Read by Roberta Carlisle
Book the third- chapter XI 26:59 Read by Roberta Carlisle
Book the third- chapter XII 25:12 Read by Ana Simão
Book the third, chapter XIII, pt 1 21:39 Read by Neeru Iyer
Book the third- chapter XIII, pt 2 24:32 Read by skoval
Book the third- chapter XIV, pt 1 27:10 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the third- chapter XIV, pt 2 31:15 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the third- chapter XIV, pt 3 32:58 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the third- chapter XV, pt 1 25:09 Read by skoval
Book the third- chapter XV, pt 2 30:31 Read by skoval
Book the third- chapter XV, pt 3 22:06 Read by skoval
Book the fourth, chapter I 30:09 Read by mjbrichant
Book the fourth- chapter II, pt 1 25:58 Read by MaryAnn
Book the fourth- chapter II, pt 2 27:01 Read by MaryAnn
Book the fourth- chapter III, pt 1 24:06 Read by MaryAnn
Book the fourth- chapter III, pt 2 26:37 Read by MaryAnn
Book the fourth- chapter III, pt 3 27:35 Read by MaryAnn
Book the fourth- chapter III, pt 4 24:09 Read by MaryAnn
Book the fifth- chapter I 14:45 Read by MaryAnn
Book the last- chapter II 28:54 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book the last- chapter III, pt 1 26:09 Read by Julie Bynum
Book the last- chapter III, pt 2 28:03 Read by Julie Bynum
Book the last- chapter III, pt 3 24:28 Read by Julie Bynum
Book the last- chapter III, pt 4 18:18 Read by Julie Bynum
Epilogue, chapter I 12:24 Read by mpetranech
Epilogue, chapter II 5:03 Read by Bridget Gaige
Appendix 3:44 Read by Martin Geeson

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

Loved this book. Some of the readers are hard to understand but stick with it, the book is worth it. It is intriguing and captivating!

Best book ever!

(5 stars)

I love this book! It had great character is so many twists and turns it made my head spin. But the storyline kept me going I wanted to hear what would happen next I couldn't put the book down. I'm so sad the story is over. I will have to check out more books by this author because it was amazing. The readers were also superb. Thanks Wilke for writing such a great book!

RETRIBUTION WINS!

(4 stars)

First, let the potential reader be warned of serious misinformation presented in the description; the 7 hours furnished should actually be 37 hours (nothing truly surprising since it came from Wikipedia). The story itself is compelling and the length of it is somewhat justified by the meticulous examination of a brilliant, yet warped, mind. Collins again justifies his reputation as a master weaver of mystery and intrigue.

Great story, but read it yourself

(2.5 stars)

While I loved the novel, the listening experience wasn’t enjoyable. David Barnes & Jordan were great, Alan Winterrowd quite good and easy to understand. However, after trying several of the remaining chapters, I gave up, downloaded the novel to my kindle and read it myself. Struggling to understand what the readers were saying proved to be too frustrating for me.

Excellent Story

(5 stars)

Great story, all the way through. Wilkie Collins is becoming a favorite author of mine. The story of Armadale was interesting from beginning to end. A couple of the readers were difficult to understand, but the vast majority were very good.

Masterpiece

(5 stars)

This book was simply incredible. Now that I have finished it (though long), I wish there was more. Wilkie Collins in my opinion is one of the most underrated authors of all times.

Interesting

(4 stars)

Very intriguing with characters lives intertwining to keep the listener interested. Different readers that do a good job however, a few were annoying.

(5 stars)

What a twist In the tail the appendix was WOW!! A great story and well told by the narrators