The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid


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(4.2 stars; 26 reviews)

A milkmaid, Margery, encounters a mysterious foreigner and perhaps prevents him from committing suicide. In gratitude, the man offers her any reward she can name. She tells him she wants to go to a ball. He takes her, admittedly a bit reluctantly, to a yeoman's ball in a neighboring county. From there the story continues because of course, a lot happens after the ball. She happens to already have an engagement to a local lad but his hold over her seems to grow of its own accord. This Hardy story may not end the way you wish, but that is often true of stories by this master writer. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) (3 hr 18 min)

Chapters

CHAPTER I 9:27 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER II 11:55 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER III 14:06 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER IV 12:14 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER V 14:29 Read by Eleanor Howard
CHAPTER VI 8:54 Read by Eleanor Howard
CHAPTER VII 18:09 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER VIII 11:28 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER IX 10:38 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER X 12:04 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER XI 6:30 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
CHAPTER XII 9:27 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER XIII 10:19 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER XIV 9:40 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER XV 8:45 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER XVI 13:32 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
CHAPTER XVII 16:46 Read by Alisson Veldhuis

Reviews

interesting and well read

(4.5 stars)

Nice human interest story full of unexpected turns. Very well read, thank you for recording!

the romantic adventures of a milkmaid

(4 stars)

Well read, a very enjoyable story.