The Third Miss Symons


Read by Rachel Lintern

(4.4 stars; 5 reviews)

Miss Mayor tells this story with singular skill, more by contrast than by drama, bringing her chief character into relief against her world, as it passes in swift procession. Her tale is in a form becoming common among our best writers; it is compressed into a space about a third as long as the ordinary novel, yet form and manner are so closely suited that all is told and nothing seems slightly done, or worked with too rapid a hand. (Summary from the Preface by John Masefield)

(3 hr 17 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface 8:57 Read by Rachel Lintern
02 - Chapters 1 - 4 59:40 Read by Rachel Lintern
03 - Chapters 5 - 8 57:04 Read by Rachel Lintern
04 - Chapters 9 - 11 41:03 Read by Rachel Lintern
05 - Chapters 12 - 13 31:12 Read by Rachel Lintern

Reviews

Life Without Love

(5 stars)

The flawless narration makes this short tale come to life and it is well worth a listen. Miss Symons is more than an ordinary person but the author’s great character development makes one care what happens to her. She goes through life without love from seemingly anyone.

The Third Miss Symons

(5 stars)

TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)