Fenton's Quest


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(4.5 stars; 75 reviews)

This story revolves around Gilbert Fenton, a very talented middle class businessman from London, who falls in love with a beautiful country woman far below his station. He decides to marry her anyway. But is she all that she seems?
(Summary by Stav Nisser.)

(16 hr 49 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1: The Common Fever 28:03 Read by Anna Simon
02 - Chapter 2: Marian's Story 32:02 Read by Anna Simon
03 - Chapter 3: Accepted 14:24 Read by Anna Simon
04 - Chapter 4: John Saltram 27:47 Read by KirksVoice
05 - Chapter 5: Halcyon Days 24:09 Read by KirksVoice
06 - Chapter 6: Sentence of Exile 22:09 Read by Reeses118
07 - Chapter 7: Goodbye 14:08 Read by lolls
08 - Chapter 8: Missing 22:14 Read by Reeses118
09 - Chapter 9: John Saltram's advice 14:35 Read by Reeses118
10 - Chapter 10: Jacob Nowell 15:24 Read by LynnAlison
11 - Chapter 11: The Marriage at Wygrove 25:52 Read by LynnAlison
12 - Chapter 12: A Friendly Counsellor 14:44 Read by LynnAlison
13 - Chapter 13: Mrs. Pallinson has Views 20:12 Read by LynnAlison
14 - Chapter 14: Father And Son 19:49 Read by Lewis
15 - Chapter 15: On The Track 30:28 Read by Lewis
16 - Chapter 16: Face To Face 35:12 Read by Lewis
17 - Chapter 17: Miss Carleys Admirers 25:14 Read by Lewis
18 - Chapter 18: Jacob Nowell's Will 20:31 Read by Lewis
19 - Chapter 19: Gilbert Asks A Question 9:04 Read by Lewis
20 - Chapter 20: Drifting Away 17:44 Read by Lewis
21 - Chapter 21: Father And Daughter 25:56 Read by KirksVoice
22 - Chapter 22: At Lidford Again 13:38 Read by KirksVoice
23 - Chapter 23: Called To Acount 17:03 Read by KirksVoice
24 - Chapter 24: Tormented By Dout 12:20 Read by KirksVoice
25 - Chapter 25: Missing Again 30:51 Read by KirksVoice
26 - Chapter 26: In Bondage 17:12 Read by KirksVoice
27 - Chapter 27: Only A Woman 17:58 Read by KirksVoice
28 - Chapter 28: At Fault 18:55 Read by KirksVoice
29 - Chapter 29: Baffled, Not Beaten 18:52 Read by KirksVoice
30 - Chapter 30: Stricken Down 32:04 Read by KirksVoice
31 - Chapter 31: Ellen Carley's Trials 12:41 Read by KirksVoice
32 - Chapter 32: The Padlocked Door at Wyncomb 17:42 Read by KirksVoice
33 - Chapter 33: What Must Be Shall Be 15:33 Read by KirksVoice
34 - Chapter 34: Doubtful Information 28:10 Read by KirksVoice
35 - Chapter 35: Bought With A Price 10:08 Read by KirksVoice
36 - Chapter 36: Coming Round 20:09 Read by KirksVoice
37 - Chapter 37: A Ful Confession 26:52 Read by KirksVoice
38 - Chapter 38: An Ill-omened Wedding 19:05 Read by KirksVoice
39 - Chapter 39: A Domestic Mystery 37:43 Read by KirksVoice
40 - Chapter 40: In Pursuit 35:24 Read by KirksVoice
41 - Chapter 41: Outward Bound 27:53 Read by KirksVoice
42 - Chapter 42: The Pleasures of Wyncomb 20:56 Read by KirksVoice
43 - Chapter 43: Mr. Whitelaw Makes an End of the Mystery 31:22 Read by KirksVoice
44 - Chapter 44: After The Fire 17:31 Read by KirksVoice
45 - Chapter 45: Mr. Whitelaw Makes His Will 14:13 Read by KirksVoice
46 - Chapter 46: Ellen Regains Her Liberty 13:20 Read by KirksVoice
47 - chapter 47: Closing Scenes 21:46 Read by KirksVoice

Reviews

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this typical Braddon novel. Set in London and the English countryside during the mid-1800's this story includes love, hate, greed, true friendship and other character traits of today. Very good narrations.

(2.5 stars)

Not a page turner but not a bad story. The reader has a lovely mellifluous voice and he promotes himself as a professional but this narrator is no reader. Even words of common usage were mispronounced to an astonishing degree. Also, despite the ongoing drama the inflection was exactly the same in every sentence. Barring these shortcomings the book is readable with a little patience.

Engaging story!

(5 stars)

Fenton’s Quest is a good story with somewhat predictable outcomes. It is a fun read. One reviewer mentioned the frequently mispronounced words and it is astonishing especially for a professional. However, his voice is very very nice making it easier to overlook. I don’t know why folks don’t look up words with an unusual spelling such as “gaol” (jail).

Great Story & Good Readers

(4.5 stars)

I really am enjoying Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s stories. There’s always an interesting twist and some mystery. I enjoy it more when the readers are good and they all did well with this one. I do have to say that IT’S PROSTRATE NOT PROSTATE!!! (and a few other....well, lots of other mispronunciations).

An Intetesting Journey of lives

(5 stars)

Despite all the Hardships they all had to endure,all was well in the end..a very good listen

Amazing story

(5 stars)

It was great story even though I guessed what was coming but still lots of twists.

Enjoyed listening to This narrator. Suspenseful, lots of twists

(5 stars)

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Fenton Quest

(4.5 stars)

A Fabulous tale well written and marvellously entertaining!!