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Of Human Bondage

Gelesen von Tom Weiss

(4,556 Sterne; 98 Bewertungen)

Of Human Bondage, published in 1915, is considered to be W. Somerset Maugham’s best work. Many believe the novel to be one of the world’s literary masterpieces. The story follows Phillip Carey from early childhood through his 30’s. Orphaned at 9, Phillip spends his early years raised by his childless aunt and uncle. His aunt tries to be a mother to Philip, but she is unsure how to behave whereas his uncle, a vicar, takes a cold disposition towards him. Philip is sent to a boarding school but his shyness and his club foot make it difficult for him to fit in. The novel follows this theme throughout as Phillip travels to Germany, France, and England, makes new acquaintances, searches for his life’s calling, and experiences romantic episodes. Mildred in particular, will leave you wondering about Phillip's obsession and passion for such a woman. More than a few of us have had “our Mildred”. The characters in Of Human Bondage are real-life with faults, qualities, and feelings that Maugham describes so vividly. It would not be unusual that we have encountered individuals with traits similar to the characters in this book. At times the emotions in this novel, so simply but purely written, will leave you either sad or happy and even perhaps, teary-eyed as the enthusiasm of youth is met with reality as Phillip tries to discover the meaning of HIS life through the dreams of others. (Summary by the Tom Weiss) (25 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1 through 6

48:02

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Chapters 7 through 12

53:45

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Chapters 13 through 16

47:39

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Chapters 17 through 20

41:28

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Chapters 21 through 23

42:04

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Chapters 24 through 28

50:55

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Chapters 29 through 32

44:07

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Chapters 33 through 35

50:38

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Chapters 36 through 39

47:55

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Chapters 40 through 42

45:54

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Chapters 43 through 45

52:04

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Chapters 46 through 48

51:18

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Chapters 49 through 52

59:14

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Chapters 53 through 56

46:16

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Chapters 57 through 60

47:55

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Chapters 61 through 65

52:00

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Chapters 66 through 69

55:14

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Chapters 70 through 73

56:34

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Chapters 74 through 77

50:44

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Chapters 78 through 80

41:59

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Chapters 81 through 84

52:57

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Chapters 85 through 87

41:33

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Chapters 88 through 91

49:51

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Chapters 92 through 94

45:09

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Chapters 95 through 97

44:39

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Chapters 98 through 101

47:51

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Chapters 102 thtough 104

28:35

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Chapters 105 thtough 107

45:04

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Chapters 108 through 110

45:46

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Chapters 111 through 113

43:00

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Chapters 114 through 117

52:05

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Chapters 118 through 120

38:30

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Chapters 121 through 122

24:48

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Bewertungen

Inspite of reader...

(5 Sterne)

In spite of the reader, I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Author delves deeply into people places and things. It would have been so much more enjoyable if the reader would have understood what he was saying instead of just pronouncing places and other words in the matter which he thought they were supposed to be pronounced. A little research perhaps next time.

Classic book

(2,5 Sterne)

One of the great books about the search for happiness (and half a million other philosophies, mindsets, relationship power struggles, metaphysics, etc). A little stiffly read, can't pronounce "taciturn" correctly and thinks maugham's last name is pronounced "mauN". it's not. section 10 and 11 downloads as the wrong chapters. despite all this, still enjoyable.

(5 Sterne)

Fantastic subtle and tender story written with immense feeling and authenticity. Could not recommend more highly. Reader was on the whole excellent, although at times I found the American accent odd, particularly given the English author and setting. Various pronunciations are bizarre but this did not detract.

A nice work

(4 Sterne)

The book is a bit slow by modern standards, but well-told and interesting by what it reveals of the time. The reader is good, if a somewhat flat, and his pronunciation of some words is awkward - not to mention his French.

great book but poor reader

(3 Sterne)

whilst I am grateful to the reader for taking the time to deliver up this thought provoking story, his limited vocabulary, indicated by the numerous mis-pronunciations suggest he may be better concentrating on less literary works by American authors.

Delightful

(5 Sterne)

Excellent reader. I read this a few years ago and enjoyed the reacquaintance. Somerset Maugham rarely disappoints and a good reader makes his work truly come alive. Well done.

a great book, read well

(5 Sterne)

The book itself is very enjoyable and engaging and I like the way it is read (and I'm picky)

A life

(5 Sterne)

Packed with emotions, curiosities and an adventure for the meaning of life. Tom Weiss did a great job. Thank you!