Ayala's Angel


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(4.7 stars; 54 reviews)

Lucy and Ayala Dormer are left penniless by the death of their parents. Ayala is taken in by their rich aunt Lady Tringle and Lucy by their poor uncle Mr Dosett. The girls find it hard to get used to their new surroundings. Lucy becomes engaged to one of her father's artist friends but they are too poor to marry. Three different men fall in love with Ayala but none live up to her ideal of the perfect man. Will Lucy be able to marry her sweetheart and will Ayala find her 'Angel of Light'? For the answers to these and many other questions, read this book. (Summary by Stav Nisser) (19 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - The Two Sisters 19:13 Read by tabithat
Chapter 2 - Lucy with her Aunt Dosett 18:50 Read by tabithat
Chapter 3 - Lucy's Troubles 18:34 Read by tabithat
Chapter 4 - Isadore Hamel 18:12 Read by tabithat
Chapter 5 - At Glenbogie 18:54 Read by tabithat
Chapter 6 - At Rome 18:12 Read by tabithat
Chapter 7 - Tom Tringle in Earnest 16:51 Read by tabithat
Chapter 8 - The Lout 17:35 Read by tabithat
Chapter 9 - The Exchange 17:25 Read by tabithat
Chapter 10 - Ayala and her Aunt Margaret 16:52 Read by tabithat
Chapter 11 - Tom Tringle at the Crescent 16:59 Read by tabithat
Chapter 12 - Would you? 18:42 Read by tabithat
Chapter 13 - How the Tringles Fell into Trouble 18:05 Read by tabithat
Chapter 14 - Frank Houston 17:56 Read by tabithat
Chapter 15 - Ayala with her Friends 16:34 Read by tabithat
Chapter 16 - Jonathan Stubbs 18:14 Read by tabithat
Chapter 17 - Lucy is very firm 17:54 Read by tabithat
Chapter 18 - Down in Scotland 17:10 Read by tabithat
Chapter 19 - Isadore Hamel is asked to lunch 17:57 Read by tabithat
Chapter 20 - Stubbs upon matrimony 16:54 Read by tabithat
Chapter 21 - Ayala's indignation 17:56 Read by tabithat
Chapter 22 - Ayala's gratitude 19:04 Read by tabithat
Chapter 23 - Stalham Park 16:58 Read by tabithat
Chapter 24 - Rufford Cross Roads 17:12 Read by tabithat
Chapter 25 - You are not he 18:21 Read by tabithat
Chapter 26 - The finest hero that I ever knew 18:01 Read by tabithat
Chapter 27 - Lady Albury's Letter 17:17 Read by tabithat
Chapter 28 - Miss Docimer 16:54 Read by tabithat
Chapter 29 - At Merle Park No. 1 17:19 Read by tabithat
Chapter 30 - At Merle Park No. 2 17:13 Read by tabithat
Chapter 31 - The Diamond Necklace 17:24 Read by tabithat
Chapter 32 - Tom's despair 19:06 Read by tabithat
Chapter 33 - Isadore Hamel in Lombard Street 18:26 Read by tabithat
Chapter 34 - I never threatened to turn you out 20:09 Read by tabithat
Chapter 35 - Tom Tringle sends a challenge 17:51 Read by tabithat
Chapter 36 - Tom Tringle gets an answer 17:55 Read by tabithat
Chapter 37 - Gertrude is unsuccessful 18:23 Read by tabithat
Chapter 38 - Frank Houston is penitent 18:08 Read by tabithat
Chapter 39 - Captain Batsby 21:10 Read by tabithat
Chapter 40 - Aunt Emmeline's new proposition 17:09 Read by tabithat
Chapter 41 - A cold prospect 19:30 Read by tabithat
Chapter 42 - Another duel 17:57 Read by tabithat
Chapter 43 - Once More 19:22 Read by tabithat
Chapter 44 - In the Haymarket 17:36 Read by tabithat
Chapter 45 - There is something of the angel about him 18:22 Read by tabithat
Chapter 46 - Ayala goes again to Stalham 18:49 Read by tabithat
Chapter 47 - Captain Batsby at Merle Park 18:49 Read by tabithat
Chapter 48 - The journey to Ostend 18:43 Read by tabithat
Chapter 49 - The new frock 19:48 Read by tabithat
Chapter 50 - Gobblegoose wood on Sunday 19:45 Read by tabithat
Chapter 51 - No! 18:41 Read by tabithat
Chapter 52 - I call it folly 17:20 Read by tabithat
Chapter 53 - How Lucy's affairs arranged themselves 17:43 Read by tabithat
Chapter 54 - Tom's last attempt 18:05 Read by tabithat
Chapter 55 - In the castle there lived a knight 18:40 Read by tabithat
Chapter 56 - Gobblegoose Wood again 18:47 Read by tabithat
Chapter 57 - Captain Batsby in Lombard Street 19:17 Read by tabithat
Chapter 58 - Mr Traffick in Lombard Street 19:37 Read by tabithat
Chapter 59 - Tregothnan 20:04 Read by tabithat
Chapter 60 - Aunt Rosina 18:25 Read by tabithat
Chapter 61 - Tom Tringle goes upon his travels 18:59 Read by tabithat
Chapter 62 - How very much he loved her 18:54 Read by tabithat
Chapter 63 - Ayala again in London 17:41 Read by tabithat
Chapter 64 - Ayala's marriage 13:05 Read by tabithat

Reviews

Some similarity to Sense and Sensibility

(5 stars)

This book is enjoyable especially for the variable personalities of the characters, and their relationships to each other. The sisters remind me a lot of the book mentioned in the title of the review. One is more common sensible, the other is more artistic and romantic. Speaking of romance, if you’re not into that, this book “interest you much. As a guy it was a little too much of it for me, but the story was good enough to carry me through it. Our narrator read it very well and I owe her a great deal of thanks for the many hours of pleasant listening in this book and others that she has generously narrated!

Superb reading

(5 stars)

I love Trollope and I'm not sure why this novel is considered funny. Very few likable characters, an unlikely hero in Sir Tringle (as far as I'm concerned), and a detailed description of immature, idealistic, annoying youth. I suppose it is good to know that young people have always been idiots, even in idealized times past. Ok-I wrote this 2/3 of the way through the book. I take it back, it is funny. But holy smoke, most of the characters are not people you'd want to live with!

(5 stars)

Beautifully read - many thanks to the reader. The novel itself has Trollope's usual wry perceptiveness of human nature but the social comment seems lacking and his attitude, especially to the role of middle class women in his world, seems to me to be more conservative than elsewhere. But the book has a grand, long, multistranded plot as usual and was a pleasure to listen to.

spectacular reader

(5 stars)

this is a true romance sort of story with lots of different girls walking through the maze of young womanhood, seeking the perfect mate for them. Trollope, therefore many well drawn characters and the usual struggle of the pecunious with the super rich. No surprises in the plot. The reader is beyond excellent !

Lovely Story

(5 stars)

The narrator's voice gave a perfect nuance and believability to each character in this very enjoyable book. Of course, Anthony Trollope wrote so well and weaves a tale of sacrifice, love and the lessons of moral courage in each chapter. Well read and Anthony Trollope...what more could one ask!

Lovely Story

(5 stars)

The narrator's voice gave a perfect nuance and believability to each character in this very enjoyable book. Of course, Anthony Trollope wrote so well and weaves a tale of sacrifice, love and the lessons of moral courage in each chapter. Well read and Anthony Trollope...what more could one ask!

if I write it like this maybe it will work

(4 stars)

I thought it was the pretty good. Sorry if you can't read this-LibriVox likes to glitch. Anyways, the reading was great, romance sweet. I found this difference between the two situations interesting. Not bad overall. . . .

Delightful

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel which was enhanced by the beautiful reading of tabithat. I would love to hear more solo projects from this reader in the future.