That Lass o' Lowrie's


Read by Phil Benson

(4.7 stars; 44 reviews)

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born and grew up in Manchester, England, and emigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 16. For her first novels, written in Knoxville, Tennessee and published in New York, she drew upon her knowledge of life and speech of the Lancashire working classes. Set in a Lancashire mining town, That Lass o' Lowries is a gritty, and at times brutal, tale of romance across the classes, which stands in stark contrast to her later work. - Summary by Phil Benson (7 hr 19 min)

Chapters

A difficult case 22:20 Read by Phil Benson
"Liz" 20:37 Read by Phil Benson
The Reverend Harold Barholm 22:29 Read by Phil Benson
"Love me, love my dog" 11:24 Read by Phil Benson
Outside the hedge 18:01 Read by Phil Benson
Joan and the child 14:28 Read by Phil Benson
Anice at the cottage 6:04 Read by Phil Benson
The wager of battle 14:42 Read by Phil Benson
The news at the rectory 6:33 Read by Phil Benson
On the Knoll Road 5:08 Read by Phil Benson
NIb and his master make a call 5:42 Read by Phil Benson
On guard 9:51 Read by Phil Benson
Joan and the picture 13:30 Read by Phil Benson
The open "Davy" 9:07 Read by Phil Benson
A discovery 8:07 Read by Phil Benson
"Owd Sammy" in trouble 17:28 Read by Phil Benson
The member of parliament 7:49 Read by Phil Benson
A confession of faith 5:14 Read by Phil Benson
Ribbons 11:52 Read by Phil Benson
The new gatekeeper 9:54 Read by Phil Benson
Derrick's question 7:07 Read by Phil Benson
Master Landsell's son 12:56 Read by Phil Benson
"Cannybles" 12:42 Read by Phil Benson
Dan Lowrie's return 7:24 Read by Phil Benson
The old danger 7:23 Read by Phil Benson
The package returned 8:16 Read by Phil Benson
Sammy Craddock's "manny-ensis" 16:51 Read by Phil Benson
Warned 6:33 Read by Phil Benson
Lying in wait 10:02 Read by Phil Benson
The slip of paper 5:59 Read by Phil Benson
The last blow 8:28 Read by Phil Benson
"Turned Methody!" 12:46 Read by Phil Benson
Fate 6:15 Read by Phil Benson
The decision 8:44 Read by Phil Benson
In the pit 15:47 Read by Phil Benson
Alive yet 5:22 Read by Phil Benson
Watching and waiting 6:29 Read by Phil Benson
Recognition 5:35 Read by Phil Benson
A testimonial 6:16 Read by Phil Benson
Going south 7:18 Read by Phil Benson
"A soart o' pollygy" 4:05 Read by Phil Benson
Ashley-wold 8:51 Read by Phil Benson
Liz comes back 4:15 Read by Phil Benson
Not yet 4:08 Read by Phil Benson

Reviews

Gritty and gripping

(5 stars)

I love FHB and this is one of my favorites. It is much more gritty than her later novels, less society and more real daily hardships. The characters feel very real, and Each of the four main actors develop with depth and strength. The novel is also fantastically well read, and the contrasting voices of the characters bring the social setting into sharp relief and greatly enhance the audio version.

a wonderful story

(5 stars)

I listened to this beautifully read story with gripped interest! I t held my attention solidly through out. the reader has a lovely, easy to listen to voice that has the effect of being very calming. thank you so much for taking the time for making works like this accessible to my self.

(5 stars)

A really great story, and not just a good romance. There are so many character arcs interweaving, that the reader gets a really good look at the setting of the coal mining village and the spectrum of inhabitants. The reader did a wonderful job with the accents and with giving each character a distinct voice.

I was reluctant for the story to end!

(5 stars)

An absolutely wonderful book, read in a captivating voice that draws the listener into the setting apart of their own world.

Very good!

(4 stars)

Excellent reading and an interesting story. It took me a while to get the accent but I think it added to the telling.

Wonderful

(5 stars)

I like the way the reader gets into the character of each person in the story.

(4 stars)

I would give 5 stars but dialect is a bit hard to understand.

Wonderfully read

(5 stars)

Fantastic story and a great reader!