The Semi-Attached Couple


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.6 stars; 153 reviews)

Young and beautiful Helen Eskdale and fabulously wealthy Lord Teviot seem to be the perfect match. But when they marry, they find that misunderstandings and jealousies continually drive them apart. The machinations and intrigues of a large supporting cast surround the central question of whether their marriage will survive. Emily Eden's comedy of manners is reminiscient of Jane Austen's witty and ironic novels. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) (7 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 16:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 2 5:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 3 12:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 4 10:01 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 5 4:48 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 6 6:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 8:17 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 8 5:30 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 9 6:31 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 6:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 4:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 11:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 9:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 4:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 5:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 11:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 4:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 14:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 5:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 20 10:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 21 9:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 22 13:48 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 7:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 24 7:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 25 6:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 26 15:20 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 27 13:30 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 28 17:01 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 29 14:53 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 30 9:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 31 6:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 32 12:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 33 4:49 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 34 14:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 35 8:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 36 11:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 37 18:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 38 5:19 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 39 13:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 40 5:45 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 41 9:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 42 15:29 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 43 6:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 44 7:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 45 16:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 46 5:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 47 13:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 48 14:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

good book!

(5 stars)

I liked this book tremendously! I even liked that I hated a certain character so much that I would find myself rolling my eyes and complaining out loud to myself whenever she would speak... lol. Of course miss Klett did an amazing job! (as usual :-)) She has the ability to melt your heart with some of the tones she uses with certain characters. Her command of giving different distinct voices to the characters is second to none! Hands down the best reader I've ever listened to!.... I have listened to her recordings exclusively for over a month now... please enjoy I sure did!

So Much Fun!

(5 stars)

Elizabeth Klett is the first narrator I ever listened to on LibriVox or anywhere else for that matter. She is flawless and I loved her narration of this book and I loved the book. A young wealthy man marries the love of his life but they don’t appear suitable for each other. Helen is only 18 and quite naive. She has a strong supportive family while her new husband has never experienced a close family relationship. Not only internal but external forces are affecting their new marriage and Helen just wants to go home. It’s a light often funny look at times past and makes for a delicious listen.

Another excellent reading by EK but....

(4 stars)

Ok... This is a story about an incredibly immature young man who is a jealous, possibly sociopathic husband. It is a fault of the author in understanding the general character of men that she expects us to sympathize with him or believe that his reverses are, in any way, the reflection of normal human maturity. The author is trying to imitate Jane Austin without the careful insight into character that Austin has. A couple of the stock characters are annoying beyond endurance. I listened to it to the end only because Elizabeth Klett was reading it. It IS worth it on that score.

(5 stars)

Profound portrayal of personalities, dynamics within families and marriages. Humorous but genuine relationships are depicted by a wise observer. The author confronts sexual biases , late 19 Th century political change , and its economic barriers with a deceptive light manner but insightful touch.

(5 stars)

What an awesome book. Elizabeth Klett is the best narrator. She used many voices for each character. Quite incredible. I can't remember enjoying this book anymore than if it were Jane Austen. Thank you Ms. Klett!!!!!!

Quite Perfect

(5 stars)

An interesting insight into men and women who love each other but constantly say or do things that make them doubt each other's love.

Easy read...

(4 stars)

...for what seems to be an easy life. And yes it is rather Jane Austen-ish. English happily ever after

well worth a listen

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book...well read by Kolett and I loved all the references to Austens work.