John Halifax, Gentleman


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(4.2 stars; 7 reviews)

This novel, published in 1856, was one of the popular and beloved novels in the Victorian era. It is told in the first person by Phineas Fletcher, an invalid son of a Quaker tanner who is presented to us in the beginning as a lonely youth. John Halifax, the first friend he ever had, is a poor orphan who is taken in by his father to help in the work which his sickly son can't constantly do. Phineas tells us in an unforgettable way how John succeeded in rising from his humble beginning and become a wealthy and successful man. But with the money come horrible troubles... In an unforgettable manner, we learn to know all the characters of the novel as if they really lived. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Coordinated by Stav Nisser & Patti Cunningham

(19 hr 36 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 20:32 Read by Cori Samuel
02 - Chapter 2 29:05 Read by Cori Samuel
03 - Chapter 3 37:12 Read by Cori Samuel
04 - Chapter 4 33:37 Read by TriciaG
05 - Chapter 5 33:03 Read by TriciaG
06 - Chapter 6 22:00 Read by Barry Eads
07 - Chapter 7 29:13 Read by Barry Eads
08 - Chapter 8 26:11 Read by Barry Eads
09 - Chapter 9 22:17 Read by Barry Eads
10 - Chapter 10 30:37 Read by Barry Eads
11 - Chapter 11 21:59 Read by Neeru Iyer
12 - Chapter 12 25:45 Read by Neeru Iyer
13 - Chapter 13 11:23 Read by Elli
14 - Chapter 14 16:10 Read by Elli
15 - Chapter 15 22:51 Read by Bridget Gaige
16 - Chapter 16 24:48 Read by Bridget Gaige
17 - Chapter 17 23:52 Read by Bridget Gaige
18 - Chapter 18 31:17 Read by Bridget Gaige
19 - Chapter 19 23:21 Read by Bridget Gaige
20 - Chapter 20 22:02 Read by Bridget Gaige
21 - Chapter 21 25:36 Read by TriciaG
22 - Chapter 22 43:30 Read by David Barnes
23 - Chapter 23 35:04 Read by Anna Simon
24 - Chapter 24 40:29 Read by paintgirl
25 - Chapter 25 51:36 Read by Ken Felt
26 - Chapter 26 30:00 Read by paintgirl
27 - Chapter 27 28:11 Read by MichelleHarris
28 - Chapter 28 36:01 Read by MichelleHarris
29 - Chapter 29 36:52 Read by MichelleHarris
30 - Chapter 30 45:25 Read by MichelleHarris
31 - Chapter 31 27:35 Read by SallyMc
32 - Chapter 32 27:20 Read by MichelleHarris
33 - Chapter 33 32:02 Read by MichelleHarris
34 - Chapter 34 28:18 Read by Annise
35 - Chapter 35 26:32 Read by Chris Caron
36 - Chapter 36 33:26 Read by Chris Caron
37 - Chapter 37 41:52 Read by MichelleHarris
38 - Chapter 38 32:27 Read by MichelleHarris
39 - Chapter 39 29:42 Read by Chris Caron
40 - Chapter 40 17:46 Read by Annise

Reviews

ellene


(4.5 stars)

The story lags about midway through but you have to make allowances for novels that run as long as War and Peace. 18 hours, twice as long as the average book. The characters get under your skin. I was moved by his unflagging decency in which Halifax met the mixed fortunes in his life. I strongly suggest that you download the book from Gutenberg You can read the chapters which are unintelligible.

H


(4 stars)

I am now putting another review on!... I did carry on listening to this book!.. I was rather harsh in my first review... There was a few chapters in the middle I missed as I could not understand... But after these I found the readers good!... And I ended up enjoying this book!

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(2 stars)

This book starts off with some brilliant readers.. But then there is a none English reader that I could not understand.. Why? why? Why?