The Semi-Detached House


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.5 stars; 222 reviews)

If you're a Jane Austen fan, you'll enjoy Emily Eden's comic novels of manners, The Semi-Detached House (1859) and The Semi-Attached Couple (1860). At the opening of The Semi-Detached House, the beautiful (but rather petulant) Lady Blanche Chester, newly married and pregnant, is being installed in a suburban house while her husband is away. Her encounters with her neighbors, and the intrigues of the neighborhood, soon come to absorb and annoy her. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) (5 hr 26 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 10:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 2 12:52 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 3 12:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 4 11:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 5 13:04 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 6 7:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 15:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 8 24:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 9 11:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 15:52 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 7:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 14:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 15:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 16:20 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 13:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 16:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 20:20 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 15:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 14:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 20 12:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 21 13:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 22 15:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 15:45 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

The Semi Detached House

(5 stars)

This is a lovely book, a great piece of escapism. I read it because of the narrator, Elizabeth Kletts. I adore her English accent and am currently listening to all of the books read by Elizabeth. This is a great book in a period in which we are bombarded by negativity and bad news. I highly recommend it. Thank you Elizabeth.

well written and amusing

(4.5 stars)

I had enjoyed Ms. Klett's readings of Jane Austen books that I decided to give this book a try-and I am glad that I did! Her voice is perfect for all the characters, and I really enjoyed the story line. It is clever and funny, and I hope you enjoy! I am looking forward to listening to more of Elizabeth Klett.

Light and fun

(5 stars)

Another excellent reading by Elizabeth Klett. I agree with the earlier comment by TheBookworm - unfortunate that they had to cast the schemers as Jewish when schemers exist in all racial groups. Even with that, I found the book lighthearted and fun to listen to and would recommend it.

lost count on # of listens

(5 stars)

6/2020 this is just a delight to read because It is a great story/ series, and Elizabeth Klett lends us her talent once more. No movie could come close to making the characters seem more real and multidimensional than E. Klett!

Fun!

(5 stars)

This is an enjoyable story but the writer really honed her skill on the second book. The Detached Couple has more depth and Is a fine follow up exquisitely read by Elizabeth Klett.

beautiful story

(5 stars)

A beautifully written narrative full of rich characters, this light-hearted story is just what I needed as a pleasant diversion from tedious housework. Ms. Klett does a wonderful job as always!

(5 stars)

Awesome story awesome reading. You did it justice Elizabeth Klett. Thank you for making it so enjoyable. Wish there were more semi detached stories by Emily Eden.

(5 stars)

what a fun story! I love anything that is remotely similar to Jane Austen, and this one was so positive with so many happy endings!