The Well-Beloved


Read by Simon Evers

(4.4 stars; 36 reviews)

'The Well-Beloved' tells the story of Jocelyn Pierston and his love for three generations of women - the grandmother, her daughter and grand-daughter over a period of forty years. Pierston is seeking for perfection in his choice of lover and in doing so lets opportunities for happiness pass him by. However, at the end of his life, he finds some kind of contentment in compromise. (Summary by Simon Evers) (6 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:21 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 1 9:19 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 2 12:43 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 3 3:58 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 4 8:06 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 5 11:54 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 6 7:02 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 7 12:10 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 8 13:47 Read by Simon Evers
Part First - Chapter 9 8:08 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 1 19:16 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 2 12:04 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 3 15:53 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 4 9:01 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 5 6:55 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 6 13:53 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 7 13:42 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 8 8:47 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 9 15:05 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 10 10:56 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 11 10:40 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 12 16:34 Read by Simon Evers
Part Second - Chapter 13 7:46 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 1 19:33 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 2 12:38 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 3 14:08 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 4 18:15 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 5 17:04 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 6 22:31 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 7 10:59 Read by Simon Evers
Part Third - Chapter 8 22:16 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

a Hardy type book from start to end

(4 stars)

if you gave read this authors work you will have a general idea of the way the story will play. however that does not take away my enjoyment of his writing. This reader is one of the best easy to listen too. good cadence and uses the puntuation correctly :)

Wandering Spirit of True Love

(5 stars)

Or, as another reviewer says a wandering eye;). Impeccably read by Simon Evers the story is charming and enjoyable. It was my first Thomas Hardy book so I’m off to find more of the authors work.

Interesting, excellent narration

(4 stars)

Maybe it should be called The Man With the Wandering Eye! But beautifully read, thank you.

Such a life

(5 stars)

Recommend. Excellent reader, interesting comment on a life unusual

All about relationships

(5 stars)

Hardy at his best

very strange book

(3.5 stars)

Repetitious, hypnotic, beautifully read

(4.5 stars)

lpveed story and esp. tbe readers