A Story of the Days to Come


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(4.3 stars; 8 reviews)

Set in London in the early 22nd century, this novella depicts the troubles of two lovers, Denton and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a well-to-do woman with many connections, but Denton is only a middle-class worker. Elizabeth's father strongly disapproves of the match, and orders a hypnotist to hypnotize his daughter into thinking that she is in love with another. When the scheme is found out, Denton and Elizabeth elope, leading to a string of events that take them from the top of London society to horrifying depths of "underneath" London. (Summary by WoollyBee) (3 hr 35 min)

Chapters

The Cure for Love 34:39 Read by Dennis Blake
The Vacant Country 56:37 Read by Lucretia B.
The Ways of the City 40:13 Read by A. J. Carroll
Underneath 43:48 Read by Mike Pelton
Bindon Intervenes 40:10 Read by Mike Pelton

Reviews

Brilliant vision of the future and engaging story

(5 stars)

(4 stars)

Fun story. A little slow, but worth a listen.