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Kitty Alone

Gelesen von MaryAnn

(4,628 Sterne; 191 Bewertungen)

Kate Quarm is a bright and sensitive girl. She lives with her aunt and uncle at Coombe Cellers, a farmhouse, eating house and store occupying a promontory in the estuary of the Teign, in the south of Devon. Kate's father is a dreamer, always off on the next get-rich-quick scheme, wandering across the countryside with his donkey cart. It seems that no one has the time or the inclination to try to understand Kitty and she is left very much "alone." But when she ferries the son of the richest farmer in the neighborhood across the Teign and he falls head over heals for the pretty girl, it seems that the fortunes of Kitty Alone are about to change. Or maybe not - for Rose Ash has marked John out as her own and is keen on defending her claim while Kitty's thoughts center more on the stars and the tides (and the new schoolmaster) than on the ardent boy next door.

The Rev'd Sabine Bearing Gould was a keen observer of people who filled his books with a broad cast of characters, humorously drawn from the 19th Century English countryside. (Summary by MaryAnn) (13 hr 8 min)

Chapters

01 - The Philosopher's Stone

12:08

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02 - A Lusus Naturae

15:09

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03 - All Into Gold

16:20

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04 - The Atmospheric Railway

14:13

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05 - On a Mud-Bank

16:08

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06 - A Capture

14:38

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07 - A Release

14:19

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08 - An Atmosphere of Love

15:44

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09 - Convalescence

11:12

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10 - The New Schoolmaster

16:47

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11 - Discords

17:13

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12 - Daffodils

16:39

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13 - The Spirit of Inquiry

16:34

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14 - To the Fair

11:36

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15 - A Reason for Everything

14:57

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16 - The Dancing Bear

9:34

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17 - Insured

14:45

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18 - Brazil Nuts

15:08

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19 - Suggestions of Evil

17:48

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20 - A Face In The Water

15:23

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21 - An Offer

15:07

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22 - A Race for Life

13:23

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23 - Borrowing

16:31

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24 - Shavings

16:03

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25 - Borrowing Again

13:43

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26 - Silver Penicks

15:11

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27 - Trouble

14:55

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28 - Alternatives

18:17

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29 - A Friend Gained

12:30

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30 - Under the Mulberry Tree

17:36

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31 - On Mischief Bent

15:02

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32 - Jason in the Way

11:18

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33 - One Crime Leads to Another

12:41

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34 - And Yet Another

14:11

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35 - Unsuccessful

13:25

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36 - All in Vain

13:29

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37 - The Answer of Cain

13:41

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38 - Wanted at Last

14:47

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39 - One for Thee and Two for Me

16:25

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40 - A Great Fear

15:06

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41 - Taking Shape

13:45

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42 - An Ugly Hint

15:27

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43 - Much Cry And a Little Wool

16:50

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44 - Puddicombe in F

13:36

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45 - Daylight

14:54

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46 - A Triumph

14:29

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47 - Parted

14:55

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48 - A Shadow-Shape

11:58

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49 - Flagrante Delicto

14:35

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50 - The Third Fire

13:28

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51 - The Pass'n's Prescription

11:33

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52 - In Court

15:48

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53 - Jason's Story

14:20

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54 - Con Affettuoso Caprizio

13:41

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Bewertungen

excellent reading & an unexpected story

(5 Sterne)

from the summary, i thought this was going to be a sweet little love story... so the murder, attemped murders, arson, fraud, etc took me totally off guard. it was an excellent story, there was a sweet love story in it as well. the characters all had amazing personalities. the reader did a very nice job reading crisp & clear (and singing).

Kitty Alone

(5 Sterne)

Charming rendition of a Thomas Hardy-esque (well, sort of...) novel of rural life. The story is well constructed and the characters are, by and large, three dimensional -- Kate's father may be the best drawn. It's not hard to see the one with whom the author, a C of E clergyman, identifies. MaryAnn has a pleasant voice. Her reading is low key and does not impose itself on the listener. She has a fine singing voice, too. The sound quality of this recording is high. Thank you! TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

Excellent

(4,5 Sterne)

I needed a book with mold twists and a happy ending, this was it. Thank you Librivox and MaryAnn. A fabulous reading with singing. Perfect!

A good read/listen

(5 Sterne)

Just muster thru the first few chapters... speed up the playback or whatever you need to do to get thru the wordy parts... this is a captivating book with unexpected twists and turns. It is very well read! The amount of chapters may intimidate you, but they are short ones, stopping at just the wrong/right? places, so that you must continue on to the next one. And now, it is 12:30am and high time for me to get to bed! 🥱

Really enjoyed this

(4 Sterne)

Mary Ann does a fine job reading this tale of a young girl, Kitty, who is alone in the real sense of being among very few people who understand her. Great well-drawn characters in this book along with a good story. I should mention that I really enjoyed the parts where Mary Ann sings. She has a lovely voice, well-suited to the old bits of songs sprinkled throughout the book.

Romance Lies & Surprises

(4 Sterne)

Anyone who has lived in a small town will recognize the patterns of behavior in this book. The expectations of who will marry whom; expected behaviors of natives vs outsiders. The chapter on the town orchestra playing a newly-minted "Masterpiece" and facing moral decisions of attributed guilt is hilarious. The story is well read.

good yarn

(5 Sterne)

Romance, nature appreciation, coming of age, reflection on human nature, plot twists. Reader does overall very good job with lovely singing, smooth sentence follow-through, and character voices. She consistently mispronounces author's name and a few certain words, not many, though. Like another reviewer said, there are Victorian attitudes, no surprise, Baring-Gould lived through Queen Victoria's reign.

Neat Story, Great Reader

(4,5 Sterne)

This is my first Baring-Gould book and it was well worth it. A quaint style with unexpected moments of absurd humor. Very enjoyable. Mary-Anne did an amazing job of reading this book. Her voice is very clear and soothing and her expression is good.