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The Shuttle

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(4,63 Sterne; 158 Bewertungen)

Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill treatment. Bettina sets about to rectify matters. She meets Lord Mount Dunstan, an impoverished earl, who lives nearby and they fall in love, but he cannot speak because it would look as if he were after her money...

This is a romance but it is also about the rejuvenating effects of Americans and American money on a somewhat decadent English aristocracy. (Summary by Tabithat) (19 hr 47 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 The Weaving of the Shuttle

27:21

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Chapter 02 A Lack of Perception

16:43

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Chapter 03 Young Lady Anstruthers

38:55

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Chapter 04 A Mistake of the Postboy's

35:44

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Chapter 05 On Both Sides of the Atlantic

39:09

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Chapter 06 An Unfair Endowment

18:51

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Chapter 07 On Board the Meridiana

18:02

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Chapter 08 The Second Class Passenger

19:30

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Chapter 09 Lady Jane Grey

16:19

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Chapter 10 Is Lady Anstruthers at Home?

16:54

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Chapter 11 I Thought You Had All Forgotten

11:56

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Chapter 12 Ughtred

21:45

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Chapter 13 One of the New York Dresses

16:07

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Chapter 14 In the Gardens

9:20

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Chapter 15 The First Man

32:47

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Chapter 16 The Particular Incident

40:39

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Chapter 17 Townlinson and Sheppard

28:47

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Chapter 18 The Fifteenth Eart of Mount Dunstan

30:46

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Chapter 19 Spring in Bond Street

25:04

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Chapter 20 Things Occur in Stornham Village

16:50

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Chapter 21 Kedgers

12:32

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Chapter 22 One of Mr Vanderpoel's Letters

23:49

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Chapter 23 Introducing G. Selden

43:27

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Chapter 24 The Political Economy of Stornham

21:21

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Chapter 25 We began to marry them my good fellow

25:02

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Chapter 26 What it must be to you - just you

21:57

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Chapter 27 Life

20:07

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Chapter 28 Setting Them Thinking

12:48

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Chapter 29 The Thread of G Selden

10:56

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Chapter 30 A Return

27:49

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Chapter 31 She Would Not

17:37

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Chapter 32 A Great Ball

39:12

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Chapter 33 For Lady Jane

35:25

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Chapter 34 Red Godwyn

19:13

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Chapter 35 The Tidal Wave

20:11

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Chapter 36 By the Roadside Everywhere

21:57

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Chapter 37 Closed Corridors

21:06

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Chapter 38 At Shandy's

45:29

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Chapter 39 On the Marshes

21:16

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Chapter 40 Don't Go On with This

20:35

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Chapter 41 She Would Do Something

20:03

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Chapter 42 In the Ballroom

16:09

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Chapter 43 His Chance

18:49

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Chapter 44 A Footstep

18:08

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Chapter 45 The Passing Bell

25:22

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Chapter 46 Listening

23:21

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Chapter 47 I have no word or look to remember

17:25

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Chapter 48 The Moment

48:34

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Chapter 49 At Stornham and at Broadmorlands

23:16

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Chapter 50 The Primeval Thing

13:04

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Bewertungen

WHAT?

(5 Sterne)

I am very much a guy & am shocked to find how a girly romance can both rivet my attention and jerk tears from my eyes. Superbly written and read. Found myself outraged at the villain, weeping for the victims, cheering Betty on and wishing the story didn't end so abruptly.

Gripping story with a dose of social commentary

(5 Sterne)

Lord Mount Dunstan's estate was squandered by his ancestor's bad living. Yet somehow he has broken from the past and inherited the strong character and good morals which years earlier made his family great. He deserves something better than a lonely life on an impoverished estate, but his pride keeps him from what could be his for the asking. It's an effective framework to compare old England and new America. But don't let the prospect of a little social commentary scare you - at the bottom, it is a gripping story filled with surprises and engaging characters that had me sitting in the car many nights after my evening commute was over because I just "had to hear" the end of the chapter.

The Shuttle

(5 Sterne)

Thoroughly delightful. As enchanting as Pride and Prejudice with the same wise insight into human nature and the cultures which reflect it. The reader perfectly suited the text. Thank you for the great pressure of listening.

Worth a Listen

(4 Sterne)

The reviews here, even the 1 star one, are right. If a family was close & one daughter married, moved to England, & stopped writing wouldn't they sail to England to check on her especially when they're super rich? They wouldn't let 12 years pass by only to let their youngest daughter, Betty, go to England alone to investigate! Why Rosalie even married Nigel isn't discussed. I can't stand wussies & Rosalie is a big one. She couldn't stand up for herself against her tyrannical husband & then couldn't do it for her son which made him a little man instead of a boy. They end up living alone in squalor while Nigel blows money in London. Betty changes things when she visits much to Nigel's displeasure. Despite all this ridiculousness I surprisingly liked listening. Maybe I was just hoping to hear of payback. Maybe it was the comparison of Americans & the English at the time which was interesting. I don't know. I just feel it was worth my listen despite the silly stuff.

So much joy.

(5 Sterne)

It is indeed a story where the good are very good and the bad , ugly and yet......the author shares SO much joy of life, beauty, love of humans for one another. She describes far better than I've ever heard, the relations between England and America in those days. Its quite fascinating including the pleasure each country derives from the other and the abuses of rank which took place. The 'Lords and Ladies' of fair England are like the 'rich of 5th Avenue' in New York. I loved her description of gardening and the village life. The endless pleasure birds and flowers bring. This is much more than a romance and I recommend it. Tabithat the reader actually "makes" the story with her clear lovely voice and beautiful English. Just listening to Tabithat alone was a pleasure. Thank you so much.

(4,5 Sterne)

This is an amazing story. I spent hours listening to this story. Francis Hodges Burnett has a keen insight of people, and provides a vivid picture of her characters.

Whoops

(5 Sterne)

This is an fine reading of an outstanding novel. Once again the admirable team at LibriVox bring us a largely forgotten masterpiece. Thank you! TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

(5 Sterne)

I heartily agree with all the other comments. A great love story, perfectly read (or perhaps, performed), and an interesting handling of the UK /USA relationship.