The Hand of Ethelberta


Read by Simon Evers

(4.4 stars; 69 reviews)

Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but became a governess and consequently, at the age of 18, married well. However, her husband died two weeks after the wedding. Her father-in-law, Lord Petherwin, died shortly afterwards. Ethelberta (now 21) lives with her mother-in-law, Lady Petherwin. In the three years that have elapsed since her marriage, Ethelberta has been treated to foreign travel and further privileges by Lady Petherwin but restricted from seeing her own family. The story follows Ethelberta's career as a famous poetess and storyteller. Meanwhile, she struggles to support her family and conceal the fact that her father is a butler. Ethelberta easily attracts four very persistent suitors but is reluctant to give her much-coveted hand. The book is written in serial form. (Summary by Simon Evers) (13 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 28:52 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 2 21:35 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 3 9:11 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 4 13:17 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 5 8:55 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 6 10:56 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 7 23:26 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 8 13:06 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 9 19:00 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 10 8:53 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 11 8:57 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 12 6:57 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 13 24:24 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 14 7:16 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 15 7:18 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 16 12:49 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 17 21:43 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 18 14:49 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 19 5:12 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 20 7:06 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 21 12:25 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 22 22:01 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 23 14:04 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 24 20:56 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 25 21:47 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 26 17:12 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 27 22:51 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 28 23:12 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 29 19:38 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 30 9:56 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 31 39:04 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 32 5:54 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 33 22:31 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 34 16:27 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 35 24:35 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 36 14:04 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 37 10:35 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 38 15:09 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 39 33:20 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 40 17:52 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 41 13:39 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 42 14:18 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 43 23:44 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 44 26:36 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 45 24:30 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 46 33:06 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 47 17:41 Read by Simon Evers
Sequel 15:48 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

excellently read

(4 stars)

I enjoyed the reading of the story more than I enjoyed the story itself. It is certainly not in the same league as Tess of the D'Urbervilles but it was nevertheless a good companion on long drives.

very nice unexpected story from Hardy

(5 stars)

Excellent, excellent reading....as always. I enjoyed the story and there were quite a few surprises, given the author's other works.

fantastic with a major twist!!

(5 stars)

fantastic story and the reader is excellent well worth the read or listen whatever you want to call it

Great recording by narrator

(1 stars)

2019 - Narrator Marathon I couldn't wrap my brain & ears around it. I may try again another time.

(4 stars)

excelente old fashioned romance. I had not heard if this title from the author of Far From the madding crowd, pleasant surprise.

Was not captivated by this one, even though read by Evers.

(3 stars)

The last few chapters were the most interesting and engaging.

well read

(5 stars)

This text is very well read and a pleasure to listen to

As usual...lengthly but e joyable

(4 stars)

great reader