The Reef


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(3.2 stars; 14 reviews)

George Darrow, Anna Leath’s first love, is finally coming from London to propose to her. However, he drifts to an affair with Sophy Viner, Anna’s daughter’s naïve and young governess. Sophy’s relationship with Darrow and Anna’s family can threaten his success. In this novel, as in many of Wharton’s other well known novels, we see the eternal love triangle. With her sly and lovely writing style, Wharton delivers to us in this wonderful novel a cast of unforgettable characters and many unforgettable scenes which we can vividly imagine. What would Darrow choose: success or love? Would Anna marry him despite his affair with Sophy? (Summary by Stav Nisser.)

(9 hr 33 min)

Chapters

01 - Bk. 1 Chapter 01 18:57 Read by Elli
02 - Bk. 1 Chapter 02 11:36 Read by Elli
03 - Bk. 1 Chapter 03 13:40 Read by Elli
04 - Bk. 1 Chapter 04 23:13 Read by madmouth
05 - Bk. 1 Chapter 05 17:08 Read by madmouth
06 - Bk. 1 Chapter 06 11:50 Read by madmouth
07 - Bk. 1 Chapter 07 11:29 Read by madmouth
08 - Bk. 1 Chapter 08 9:29 Read by Joy Easton
09 - Bk. 2 Chapter 09 22:22 Read by madmouth
10 - Bk. 2 Chapter 10 14:07 Read by madmouth
11 - Bk. 2 Chapter 11 14:49 Read by madmouth
12 - Bk. 2 Chapter 12 12:33 Read by madmouth
13 - Bk. 2 Chapter 13 11:52 Read by madmouth
14 - Bk. 2 Chapter 14 12:41 Read by madmouth
15 - Bk. 2 Chapter 15 16:39 Read by madmouth
16 - Bk. 2 Chapter 16 12:01 Read by madmouth
17 - Bk. 3 Chapter 17 19:55 Read by David A. Moore.
18 - Bk. 3 Chapter 18 15:33 Read by Jacquerie
19 - Bk. 3 Chapter 19 19:19 Read by Jacquerie
20 - Bk. 3 Chapter 20 15:17 Read by Jacquerie
21 - Bk. 3 Chapter 21 19:48 Read by Jacquerie
22 - Bk. 3 Chapter 22 17:31 Read by Jacquerie
23 - Bk. 4 Chapter 23 17:28 Read by Jacquerie
24 - Bk. 4 Chapter 24 14:40 Read by Jessi
25 - Bk. 4 Chapter 25 12:32 Read by Jessi
26 - Bk. 4 Chapter 26 19:06 Read by Jessi
27 - Bk. 4 Chapter 27 17:09 Read by Jessi
28 - Bk. 4 Chapter 28 21:13 Read by Jessi
29 - Bk. 4 Chapter 29 15:45 Read by Patti Cunningham
30 - Bk. 5 Chapter 30 10:25 Read by Joy Easton
31 - Bk. 5 Chapter 31 8:48 Read by Joy Easton
32 - Bk. 5 Chapter 32 11:41 Read by tabithat
33 - Bk. 5 Chapter 33 12:25 Read by tabithat
34 - Bk. 5 Chapter 34 11:59 Read by tabithat
35 - Bk. 5 Chapter 35 8:10 Read by Joy Easton
36 - Bk. 5 Chapter 36 8:50 Read by Joy Easton
37 - Bk. 5 Chapter 37 12:20 Read by Patti Cunningham
38 - Bk. 5 Chapter 38 14:41 Read by Neeru Iyer
39 - Bk. 5 Chapter 39 13:59 Read by Neeru Iyer

Reviews

love this book...

(1 stars)

...but cannot understand the first narrator. She has a very pleasant voice but the recorded volume is low and indistinguishable. The accent may be surmountable but not as recorded. Hopefully the book may be recorded again as Edith Wharton is well worth the excellent effort of the narrators.

The narrator is extremely hard to understand

(1 stars)

I tried to listen to this book 3 times but I just cannot understand the narrator at the first chapters. I have absolutely no idea what she's saying. Could you get someone to re-read those chapters so I can listen to this book?

The Reef

(4 stars)

UNDOUBTABLY Edith Wharton's best novel, yes even more gripping than The Age of Innocence! The reader of the first three chapters however, read so badly one could not understand a single word and I often gave up listening and therefor I shall never know Anna's background.

Good story

(2 stars)

sounds like a good story. but hard to get through first few chapters. reader very hard to understand and sorry but not very pleasant to listen to. trying to keep going hoping she doesn't read the whole book. will rate again if the readers improve.

(2.5 stars)

Great story but some of the recordings are hard to understand. If you follow along with the book though this doesn’t cause much of an issue.

The Reef

(0.5 stars)

Love LibriVox; however, I am not accustomed to the dialect of reader. Her sound is delightful, if only I could understand the words.

Enjoyable

(5 stars)

I found this recording very enjoyable. All readers are superb. Thanks!