Therese Raquin


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(4.3 stars; 25 reviews)

An unsatisfied wife kills her weak husband in order to carry on a sordid affair with another man. However, her selfish plans are spoiled when her husband continues to haunt her. This is often said to be Zola's first great novel. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

(7 hr 37 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface, by Edward Vizetelly 7:23 Read by Bellona Times
01 - Chapter 1 10:19 Read by Neeru Iyer
02 - Chapter 2 13:41 Read by Neeru Iyer
03 - Chapter 3 9:40 Read by Cate Mackenzie
04 - Chapter 4 7:51 Read by Neeru Iyer
05 - Chapter 5 12:48 Read by Neeru Iyer
06 - Chapter 6 8:38 Read by Neeru Iyer
07 - Chapter 7 14:03 Read by Bellona Times
08 - Chapter 8 8:45 Read by Neeru Iyer
09 - Chapter 9 16:16 Read by Neeru Iyer
10 - Chapter 10 7:02 Read by Neeru Iyer
11 - Chapter 11 25:24 Read by NicolaRuth
12 - Chapter 12 16:39 Read by NicolaRuth
13 - Chapter 13 16:15 Read by NicolaRuth
14 - Chapter 14 6:23 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
15 - Chapter 15 3:48 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
16 - Chapter 16 16:07 Read by Bellona Times
17 - Chapter 17 17:19 Read by Cate Mackenzie
18 - Chapter 18 10:37 Read by Cate Mackenzie
19 - Chapter 19 21:26 Read by Cate Mackenzie
20 - Chapter 20 9:11 Read by Cate Mackenzie
21 - Chapter 21 23:33 Read by Cate Mackenzie
22 - Chapter 22 11:03 Read by Cate Mackenzie
23 - Chapter 23 6:35 Read by Cate Mackenzie
24 - Chapter 24 19:05 Read by kabelario
25 - Chapter 25 17:11 Read by Neeru Iyer
26 - Chapter 26 21:59 Read by Bellona Times
27 - Chapter 27 10:45 Read by Cate Mackenzie
28 - Chapter 28 15:17 Read by Neeru Iyer
29 - Chapter 29 17:08 Read by Neeru Iyer
30 - Chapter 30 22:52 Read by Bellona Times
31 - Chapter 31 22:41 Read by Bellona Times
32 - Chapter 32 & Afterword 9:32 Read by Neeru Iyer

Reviews

Therese the Shark ?

(5 stars)

Early novel of human 'brutes' and a murder tale. Students and anyone interested in how the novel went from mannered toward more natural behavior might enjoy this example translated from the French master of the natural style. Thanks to the readers who do a great job. Have to question the summary above as to who is the murderer! are you trying to see if we are paying attention, BellonaTimes? Your fan in Seattle IS!

My first Zola novel

(4 stars)

Very Good novel with an interesting plot. The only problem was the reader for chapter 24 has a very thick Spanish accent and it was hard to understand his reading. I think I only really remember or understood about a third of that chapter. Otherwise it was fairly good readers.

Great book

(5 stars)

Great book, highly recommended. Good readers (a couple of chapters could be better)

(3 stars)

The thick accents made some parts of this hard to understand.

Therese raquin

(4.5 stars)

Exceptionally beautiful writing ~ a great dramatic novel!

Zola has a way to wreak havoc in ourr hearts

(5 stars)