Letters of Two Brides


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(4.7 stars; 11 reviews)

Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Renée de Maucombe (Madame l'Estorade). The women became friends during their education at a convent and upon leaving began a life-long correspondence. For a 17 year period, they exchange letters describing their lives.

Michelle Crandall reads Renee’s letters, and Kara Shallenberg reads Louise’s. Letters from the men in their lives are read by Peter Yearsley, David Barnes, Denny Sayers, and Sean McKinley.

(9 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Letter 1 29:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 2 13:10 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 3 10:54 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 4 9:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 5 13:03 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 6 14:43 Read by Peter Yearsley
Letter 7 15:49 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 8 7:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 9 3:50 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 10 6:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 11 1:02 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 12 26:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 13 20:56 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 14 3:54 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Letter 15 20:55 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 16 4:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 17 4:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 18 8:28 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 19 12:58 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 20 6:27 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 21 13:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 22 7:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 23 8:55 Read by Peter Yearsley
Letter 24 16:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 25 4:50 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 26 11:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 27 12:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 28 11:00 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 29 3:57 Read by Sean McKinley
Letter 30 5:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 31 15:01 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 32 8:20 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 33 2:18 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 34 0:38 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 35 5:54 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 36 12:11 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 37 2:12 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 38 1:52 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 39 4:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 40 10:40 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 41 4:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 42 2:01 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 43 3:22 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 44 2:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 45 15:41 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 46 8:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 47 1:39 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 48 23:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 49 6:50 Read by David Barnes
Letter 50 3:37 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 51 11:29 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 52 18:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 53 7:27 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 54 25:34 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 55 6:01 Read by Michelle Crandall
Letter 56 1:29 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Letter 57 12:19 Read by Michelle Crandall

Reviews

Two Paths

(3 stars)

The contrast in characters is curious to see. I found the ending to be abrupt and not well developed.