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Miss Mackenzie

Gelesen von Kirsten Wever

(4,505 Sterne; 101 Bewertungen)

The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself with no one to care for, and in possession of a moderate fortune. Having money, she is now much sought-after and no longer universally deemed too old to marry. Partly because she has spent her life taking care of the brother whose money she has now inherited, she has no experience of wealth or popularity. Miss Mackenzie is the definition of “other-oriented. (Indeed, Trollope originally considered naming the novel, and his heroine, “Griselda”, presumably to invoke the folkloric character’s qualities of stolid obedience and endless patience.) These circumstances are the perfect set-up for classic Trollopian swipes and snipes at various fortune-hunters and other obsequies, and more broadly at society’s sexism, classism, and Mammonism. She comes into her own and begins to try to enjoy life, at first juggling, but ultimately rejecting, three serious suitors. As the story unfolds, the particulars of her deceased brother’s life and death reveal themselves, Miss Mackenzie becomes increasingly able to know who she is and what she wants, and both she and the reader are better able to discern the true colors of those around her. The question is: Will her self-knowledge overcome both her personal history and various social prejudices, so as to allow her to fall in love with – and say “yes” to – a really good man? (Summary by Kirsten Wever) (15 hr 10 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1

33:10

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02 - Chapter 2

30:15

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03 - Chapter 3

29:25

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04 - Chapter 4

31:32

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05 - Chapter 5

28:13

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06 - Chapter 6

28:49

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07 - Chapter 7

29:28

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08 - Chapter 8

31:27

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09 - Chapter 9

29:56

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10 - Chapter 10

30:54

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11 - Chapter 11

31:16

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12 - Chapter 12

26:45

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13 - Chapter 13

33:51

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14 - Chapter 14

27:31

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15 - Chapter 15

28:36

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16 - Chapter 16

22:37

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17 - Chapter 17

34:31

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18 - Chapter 18

31:00

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19 - Chapter 19

38:10

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20 - Chapter 20

33:11

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21 - Chapter 21

37:46

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22 - Chapter 22

30:25

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23 - Chapter 23

31:29

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24 - Chapter 24

31:34

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25 - Chapter 25

29:04

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26 - Chapter 26

28:58

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27 - Chapter 27

37:10

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28 - Chapter 28

28:57

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29 - Chapter 29

29:27

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30 - Chapter 30

14:47

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Bewertungen

Interesting story, very well read.

(4,5 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this book. Miss Mackenzie is a spinster (a term which really grates the modern reader). She receives and loses an inheritance. Miss Mackenzie is a vulnerable, lonely and a highly principled woman. Trollope shows the difficulties a single women encounters in dealing with fortune hunters and how quickly a person is abandoned by 'friends' when the fortune is lost. All is good at the end. Kirsten Wever does a wonderful job in narrating the story. Thank you Kirsten - I have spent many wonderful hours listening to you read.

LOVE (OF MONEY?) DOES MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND

(4,5 Sterne)

As often with Trollope, it takes awhile to get going, but it is worth the wait. His characters, especially the bad guys, are drawn to the highest reality. Also, I cannot lavish too great a praise on Kirston Wever. She excels at this type of book. Thank you, Kirsten for your time and effort.

miss McKenzie

(4 Sterne)

I’m just getting I to Trollope and have enjoyed a few of his books. This one is slow but does build after a while and Was interested to find out what happened to the heroine. No one in this book is perfect. The lovers all have their faults but in the end she does end up with her perfect match. The Narrater has a very quiet, somewhat hesitant way of speaking - even a little robotic ( I’ve been spoiled by the actors who read for Audible) but hey I’ve even listened to Siri reading to me and Kristen is way better than Siri.

Slow start

(3 Sterne)

The book takes a long time to get moving. It's a good book to fall asleep to as the reader has a steady and melodious voice. I was expecting another suitor to come on the scene who would be a bit more exciting for poor Miss Mackenzie.

(3 Sterne)

Thanks to the reader. Excellent narration. The story portrays a spinster supported by her sister's family enduring spiteful condescension by the domineering brother-in-law. As the result of a marriage proposal made in jest she begins a journey of self discovery. Not bad for a rainy afternoon.

fascinating

(5 Sterne)

you may need to be a certain age the remember the remnants of Victorian morality but this story covers them beautifully. As usual from Trollope a simple story made immensely complicated by real motivation. And well read.

Very good read!

(4,5 Sterne)

Enjoyed the story, A bit repetitive but novels written at this period had a tendency for that. Ms. Wever has a soft melodious voice. I think I would enjoy almost anything read by her.

Loved every word

(5 Sterne)

Maybe predictable by today's standards... but oh l'amore l'amore. Back biting bitc!es, and wolves. Very much like today's society without Facebook.