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Jezebel's Daughter

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

(4,574 Sterne; 68 Bewertungen)

A brilliant chemist and a shrewd businessman — die on the same day. The widow of the chemist, Mrs. Fontaine, is left with the poisons he was researching , while Mrs. Wagner is left with her husband's mental health institution reforms and his plans for hiring women along with men in his firm's offices. Mrs. Wagner believes in treating madmen gently, and requests for the funny little man Jack Straw to be released from the madhouse. At the same time, her nephew David Glenney is sent to the Frankfurt office, where he works with Mr Engelmann and Mr Keller. The Keller sun, Fritz, has fallen in love with Minna Fontaine, but the prospect of marriage is not being approved of by his father because Madame Fontaine is said to be in debt after her husband's death. (11 hr 25 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction

4:06

Read by Tim Ferreira

01 - Part 1, Chapter 1

5:05

Read by kalonkakon

02 - Part 1, Chapter 2

9:20

Read by BumbleVee

03 - Part 1, Chapter 3

10:27

Read by BumbleVee

04 - Part 1, Chapter 4

11:07

Read by Phil Griffiths

05 - Part 1, Chapter 5

16:31

Read by Phil Griffiths

06 - Part 1, Chapter 6

6:27

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

07 - Part 1, Chapter 7

13:59

Read by Anna Simon

08 - Part 1, Chapter 8

13:15

Read by Anna Simon

09 - Part 1, Chapter 9

17:23

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

10 - Part 1, Chapter 10

22:38

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

11 - Part 1, Chapter 11

13:06

Read by BumbleVee

12 - Part 1, Chapter 12

11:29

Read by BumbleVee

13 - Part 1, Chapter 13

16:57

Read by Sandra Estenson

14 - Part 1, Chapter 14

13:50

Read by Sandra Estenson

15 - Part 1, Chapter 15

21:03

Read by Sandra Estenson

16 - Part 1, Chapter 16

23:48

Read by Sandra Estenson

17 - Part 1, Chapter 17

7:32

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

18 - Part 1, Chapter 18

18:05

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

19 - Part 1, Chapter 19

12:38

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

20 - Part 1, Chapter 20

13:58

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

21 - Part 1, Chapter 21

17:32

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

22 - Part 1, Chapter 22

13:28

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

23 - Part 1, Chapter 23

15:21

Read by Phil Griffiths

24 - Part 1, Chapter 24

16:38

Read by Phil Griffiths

25 - Part 1, Chapter 25

19:35

Read by Phil Griffiths

26 - Between the Parts

9:45

Read by Tim Ferreira

27 - Part 2, Chapter 1

11:10

Read by Sandra Estenson

28 - Part 2, Chapter 2

18:50

Read by Sandra Estenson

29 - Part 2, Chapter 3

11:47

Read by Sandra Estenson

30 - Part 2, Chapter 4

14:59

Read by Sandra Estenson

31 - Part 2, Chapter 5

12:35

Read by Sandra Estenson

32 - Part 2, Chapter 6

17:48

Read by Sandra Estenson

33 - Part 2, Chapter 7

17:52

Read by Sandra Estenson

34 - Part 2, Chapter 8

14:40

Read by Sandra Estenson

35 - Part 2, Chapter 9

19:15

Read by Sandra Estenson

36 - Part 2, Chapter 10

13:48

Read by Sandra Estenson

37 - Part 2, Chapter 11

17:43

Read by Sandra Estenson

38 - Part 2, Chapter 12

9:38

Read by Diana Majlinger

39 - Part 2, Chapter 13

9:53

Read by Diana Majlinger

40 - Part 2, Chapter 14

21:56

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

41 - Part 2, Chapter 15

8:12

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

42 - Part 2, Chapter 16

16:17

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

43 - Part 2, Chapter 17

12:38

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

44 - Part 2, Chapter 18

11:34

Read by Tadhg

45 - Part 2, Chapter 19

21:09

Read by Tadhg

46 - Postscript

29:11

Read by Tim Ferreira

Bewertungen

Eh, could have been better

(3 Sterne)

First, I'll say that the readers did a nice job, I don't recall having any issues with the chapters. Being a Wilkie Collins fan like I am, this book kind of let me down. I have either listened to, or read most of his books. Usually a theme or character jumps out from his book and really grabs you and draws you into the story. This one just didn't do that. It was kind of predictable, I guess. The antagonist wasn't really hateable either, just annoying. And it kind of felt like the story dragged out. If I had listened to this book before other WC books I'd probably rate it higher, but in comparison, it just lacks the spirit of his other works.

A great story from beginning to end

(5 Sterne)

I’ve listened to about 10 of this author’s novels, and this is my favorite so far. The plot is engaging and the pacing is perfect, although at times I wanted to scream at some the characters, “Can’t you see what’s happening?!” The unexpected comic scenes that appeared near the end were a pleasant surprise. I initially avoided this book because the description was so crammed with information, I gave me the impression that it would be too complicated for me to follow. I’m glad that I finally gave it a chance! Very enjoyable.

7 out of 10

(4 Sterne)

like a previous reviewer I agree that this was not one of WC's best, but in no way a worst. I enjoyed the story but it did lack the layer upon layer of suspense and intrigue which is the norm for this author. The ending was soft. it almost seemed like Collins grew tired of the tale and just wanted to end it. The quirky charactor Jack Straw helped to add some of the interest that was missing in the rest of the story

Nice story!

(4 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this one too. The book is divided in 2, the first part being narrated by David Glenney, a young clerk, the second part is narrated in the third person. For some reason I highly enjoyed David's narration, while I found the second part more predictable and maybe too detailed. David makes a lot of conjectures, does not really know what to make of Madame Fontaine. This set me speculating a lot. But all in all an enjoyable book!

(4 Sterne)

Love the twists and turns of Wilkie Collins. Read very well by some but some have a mumbling diction sometimes with accents and rapid staccato rhythms which appertain to their native language thus rendering some chapters very difficult to follow. Perhaps these readers could slow down a bit to allow listeners to catch the meaning first time around. Despite this occasional problem the opportunity to listen to these novels is very much appreciated.

A Real page turner! Second time around!

(5 Sterne)

This is the second time I've listen to this book by Wilkie and it was even better the second time around. All the readers were fabulous and the story line was excellent. I really couldn't put the book down I had to keep listening to it. I highly recommend this book to everyone it is a MUST READ!

(4,5 Sterne)

I enjoyed the character of Jack and his "mistress"'s way of relating to him. Several "nail-biting" episodes that kept my interest to the end.

Wow. Predictable, but sad and sweet and mesmerizing

(5 Sterne)

Well read by this cast of volunteers. Bravo