The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


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(4.2 stars; 44 reviews)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, the second and final novel by Anne Brontë, is concerned with the story of a woman who leaves her abusive, dissolute husband, and who must then support herself and her young son. Originally published in June of 1848, it challenged the prevailing morals of the time; a critic went so far as to pronounce it "utterly unfit to be put into the hands of girls." It is considered to be one of the first feminist novels. (Summary from Wikipedia) (18 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Author's Preface 7:45 Read by Gesine
Chapter I 28:05 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter II 13:58 Read by Robin Cotter
Chapter III 19:17 Read by Marie Manis
Chapter IV 22:48 Read by Marie Manis
Chapter V 9:59 Read by Marie Manis
Chapter VI 17:30 Read by bccme
Chapter VII 31:24 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter VIII 14:01 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter IX 27:28 Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler
Chapter X 12:03 Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler
Chapter XI 12:02 Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler
Chapter XII 23:53 Read by Marie Manis
Chapter XIII 9:38 Read by Michelle Crandall
Chapter XIV 16:26 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XV 18:04 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XVI 28:14 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XVII 20:24 Read by Susie G.
Chapter XVIII 30:10 Read by Susie G.
Chapter XIX 16:53 Read by Alison Raouf
Chapter XX 18:24 Read by Larysa Jaworski
Chapter XXI 9:43 Read by Michelle Crandall
Chapter XXII 32:26 Read by Melissa
Chapter XXIII 12:57 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XXIV 20:27 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XXV 27:20 Read by Susie G.
Chapter XXVI 8:06 Read by Susie G.
Chapter XXVII 20:55 Read by Andrea
Chapter XXVIII 6:44 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter XXIX 12:15 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter XXX 22:52 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter XXXI 23:25 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter XXXII 30:42 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XXXIII 33:05 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XXXIV 12:05 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XXXV 17:47 Read by Laura Koskinen
Chapter XXXVI 14:40 Read by Laura Koskinen
Chapter XXXVII 32:10 Read by Laura Koskinen
Chapter XXXVIII 30:52 Read by Laura Koskinen
Chapter XXXIX 38:49 Read by Laura Koskinen
Chapter XL 11:53 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XLI 16:56 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XLII 12:21 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XLIII 18:10 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XLIV 20:42 Read by Wina Hathaway
Chapter XLV 32:54 Read by Psuke Bariah
Chapter XLVI 16:40 Read by Laura Caldwell
Chapter XLVII 34:22 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XLVIII 15:11 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter XLIX 28:13 Read by Ana Simão
Chapter L 22:11 Read by Psuke Bariah
Chapter LI 19:16 Read by Psuke Bariah
Chapter LII 13:12 Read by Psuke Bariah
Chapter LIII 27:10 Read by Psuke Bariah

Reviews

Very Poor Reading of a Good Romance


(3 stars)

This is a very good book for those of us who like this genre, but there are many, many chapters that are impossible to even understand (so I read those online) because of the poor English of one of the foreign readers. If the book had been read by an articulate reader(s), I would have ranked it 4 or 5.

Great job by all readers


(5 stars)

ahh...this heaven thing and living this life for the afterlife...sigh. and is not a mere fallible human being hypocritical for being a "jesus freak"? I have found that people who spend there time striving to be an ascetic, etc become nastier as the years go by. I remember the nuns in grammar school. How uncomfortable they were in their stiff "penguin garb" and how out of nowhere could burst in rage and wack some poor fellow schoolmate over the head with the chalkboard pointer. anyway eternal heaven seems like a pretty boring, horribly boring thing. if there is any next life, i think reincarnation would be a lot "cooler", likeable. This is a precious free service. If you do not like accents or what you call "poor readers" than go buy the audiobook. I wonder how many of my fellow anglophones would feel under such petty, trivial"criticism"? Good job by all the readers. Especially those whose english is a second language. I doubt there are very many english speaking listeners here, including myself, who could perform as well if they had to read in their second language. I have found that most foreigners(sans perhaps the French, but there is an historical background...)are very tolerant while an english speaker is trying to communicate in their countries. But while here in the Anglophone world, especially in "my country usa, in general people are not sympathetic or even down right rude to foreigners who speak "americanese" or english with some trouble or just because they have an accent. And in all probability there are many more foreigners who speak english better than most of us can speak theirs. alas, it would be no surprise that most of you critics are monolingual anglophones just like me.

joan


(3.5 stars)

Anne Bronte, she has been overlooked! I just wish that people who are not English speakers born would not be able to read these books. What is their purpose? There are many other ways for them to practice their English pronunciation. Listeners are looking so forward to hearing these books. Why are they allowed to ruin the experience?

Hard to listen to some chapters


(2 stars)

some of the chapters are beautifully read and others are almost impossible to understand because of one of the readers' heavy accent and bad pronunciation. Would be absolutely awesome if someone could re-record those chapters to make the whole experience more fluent and pleasant.


(4 stars)

Loved the story but agree with the other reviews regarding the reader with the very heavy accent. She was difficult understand and I had to really concentrate on listening to her instead of relaxing and passively listening.

Another Version Available


(0 stars)

Those who find difficulty understanding some readers may enjoy the dramatic reading of this book better: https://archive.org/details/tenant_wildfell_hall_1208_librivox

sometimes hard to understand


(3.5 stars)

I enjoyed this story but one of the readers was hard to understand.


(5 stars)

I love the book, though I would also like to see one reader take it on.