These Twain


Read by Simon Evers

(4.4 stars; 38 reviews)

Hilda is saved from destitution by Edwin Clayhanger who marries her. The two, with Hilda's son by her disastrous 'marriage' to George Cannon, are living in Bursley. Edwin does not enjoy an entirely happy marriage with Hilda because of her outspokenness. Hilda has strong opinions on matters which at the time were considered to be a male preserve – for example, on Edwin’s business. She also does things without telling him. As a consequence, Edwin has his doubts about their marriage and is angered by his wife just as he had been by his father. The book shows how Hilda and Edwin attempt to compromise, its title being a play on words: does it mean "these two" or "these separate"? It is suggested that they had both become perhaps too set in their ways before their marriage, even though each was in some way 'saved' by their union. (Summary by Simon Evers) (15 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Book 1, Chapter 1 23:16 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 2 17:59 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 3 36:21 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 4 15:36 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 5 36:05 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 6 12:33 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 7 20:20 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 8, part 1 35:30 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 8, part 2 32:28 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 9, part 1 39:15 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 9, part 2 44:45 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 10, part 1 27:35 Read by Simon Evers
Book 1, Chapter 10, part 2 23:39 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 11 35:08 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 12 20:35 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 13 23:23 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 14, part 1 26:30 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 14, part 2 17:29 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 15, part 1 26:34 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 15, part 2 19:19 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 16, part 1 33:21 Read by Simon Evers
Book 2, Chapter 16, part 2 21:41 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 17, part 1 46:28 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 17, part 2 37:17 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 18, part 1 36:59 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 18, part 2 16:46 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 19, part 1 41:19 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 19, part 2 27:42 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 20, part 1 41:39 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 20, part 2 42:53 Read by Simon Evers
Book 3, Chapter 20, part 3 38:13 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Simon Evers, the supreme reader

(4 stars)

Simon Evers -6 stars. The story.....well, all I can say is that if this is how men think women think, no wonder they don't like women! Hilda is not a sympathetic character. Her passion for her husband is irrelevant in the face of her selfish attitude towards others, lack of empathy (most of the time), and ingratitude. She's not a "liberated" woman. She's a busy body and someone who uses others.

THEY NEED TO COMMUNICATE

(4 stars)

The book started very slowly, even for AB. When he sat with his dying aunt, the author's masterful storytelling abilities really kicked in.

Thank you Simon Evers!

(5 stars)

Thank you for your superb reading of these great stories. I really appreciate the time you contributed to do this huge project.

Sweet story, great reader!

(5 stars)

The reader made this story live. Very amusing sweet story!

Loved this book It brilliantly reveals complexities of marriage

(5 stars)