Robin


Read by Linda Andrus

(4.1 stars; 17 reviews)

Starting with a summary of the 1922 novel The Head of the House of Coombe, which followed the relationships between a group of pre-WWI English nobles and commoners, this sequel, called Robin, completes the story of Robin, Lord Coombe, Donal and Feather. (Introduction by Linda Andrus) (11 hr 0 min)

Chapters

The Years Before 29:20 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter I 14:14 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter II 23:24 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter III 27:33 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter IV 15:47 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter V 12:24 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter VI 10:28 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter VII 11:03 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter VIII 15:06 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter IX 17:27 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter X 10:46 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XI 14:11 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XII 15:31 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XIII 15:24 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XIV 13:33 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XV 12:16 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XVI 20:10 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XVII 15:08 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XVIII 9:53 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XIX 25:08 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XX 10:05 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXI 15:56 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXII 17:41 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXIII 13:37 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXIV 20:01 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXV 10:15 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXVI 13:00 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXVII 29:34 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXVIII 18:21 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXIX and Chapter XXX 18:51 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XXXI 13:10 Read by Linda Andrus
Title: Chapter XXXII 17:03 Read by Linda Andrus
Title: Chapter XXXIII and Chapter XXXIV 22:22 Read by Linda Andrus
Title: Chapter XXXV 11:12 Read by Linda Andrus
Title: Chapter XXXVI 11:49 Read by Linda Andrus
Title: Chapter XXXVII 20:02 Read by Linda Andrus
Title: Chapter XXXVIII and Chapter XXXIX 18:47 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XL 20:40 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XLI 17:48 Read by Linda Andrus
Chapter XLII 11:32 Read by Linda Andrus

Reviews

(2 stars)

The reading is fine, if a little monotone, but the book is straight up terrible. Robin loses all semblance of a personality in favor of turning into Bella Swan, and drags the rest of the cast down with her. The most upsetting part is that because of the WWI setting, the lesson of the book winds up being: WWI was tragic because an insipid teenage girl lost her boyfriend. (SPOILER: Except that he turned out to be alive after all, and also spiritualism is right, so it wasn't actually tragic, really.) I've read and listened to a significant amount of FHB'S work lately, and this is the first real stinker. I'm seriously disappointed. Not only is the author generally one of my favorites, but the prequel, The Head of the House of Coombe is quite interesting. I recommend A Lady of Quality instead.

Unexpected

(0.5 stars)

Having been dazed by the perfections of an angel throughout the book, she turns out to be an occultist in the end. It's like a work of Soviet propaganda. Disappointing for such a good writer.

Too long. Awkward story line

(2 stars)

Unlike other stories I've read by this author. Hope this is an anomaly!