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Man and Wife

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(4,395 Sterne; 38 Bewertungen)

This 1870 novel by Wilkie Collins centers around a peculiarity of Scottish law of that time, according to which any man and woman 'who were legally entitled to marry and who asserted that they were married before witnesses, or in writing, were regarded in Scotland as being married in law.' This strange law causes the characters Arnold and Geoffrey both possibly accidentally marrying Anne, though one is engaged to another woman and the other is searching for a more wealthy wife to accomodate his lifestyle. In these circumstances, Anne needs to catch an actual husband in order to save her reputation... - Summary by Carolin and Wikipedia (24 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Prologue - The Irish Marriage - Part the First, part 1

21:05

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Prologue - The Irish Marriage - Part the First, part 2

34:41

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Prologue - The Irish Marriage - Part the Second

24:32

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First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the First

6:39

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First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Second

23:02

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First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Third

22:19

Read by Tony Foster

First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Fourth

19:56

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First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Fifth

10:06

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First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Sixth

26:18

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First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Seventh

15:51

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First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Eighth

23:26

Read by Tony Foster

Second Scene - The Inn - Chapter the Ninth

32:12

Read by John Trevithick

Second Scene - The Inn - Chapter the Tenth

20:00

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Second Scene - The Inn - Chapter the Eleventh

10:56

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Second Scene - The Inn - Chapter the Twelfth

25:43

Read by John Trevithick

Second Scene - The Inn - Chapter the Thirteenth

26:19

Read by John Trevithick

Third Scene - London - Chapter the Fourteenth

10:56

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Third Scene - London - Chapter the Fifteenth

13:21

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Third Scene - London - Chapter the Sixteenth

18:21

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Seventeenth

15:00

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Eighteenth

29:53

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Nineteenth

41:54

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twentieth

43:26

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-First, part 1

19:57

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-First, part 2

30:09

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-Second

38:50

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-Third

40:10

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-Fourth

19:38

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-Fifth

20:01

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-Sixth

16:25

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-Seventh

29:12

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Fourth Scene - Windygates - Chapter the Twenty-Eigth

15:07

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Fifth Scene - Glasgow - Chapter the Twenty-Ninth

14:18

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Fifth Scene - Glasgow - Chapter the Thirtieth

9:26

Read by Michelle Tan

Sixth Scene - Swanhaven Lodge - Chapter the Thirty-First, part 1

18:16

Read by Denise Nordell

Sixth Scene - Swanhaven Lodge - Chapter the Thirty-First, part 2

13:18

Read by Denise Nordell

Sixth Scene - Swanhaven Lodge - Chapter the Thirty-Second

22:43

Read by Joe Selah

Sixth Scene - Swanhaven Lodge - Chapter the Thirty-Third

18:05

Read by Lynne T

Seventh Scene - Ham Farm - Chapter the Thirty-Fourth

16:13

Read by Maria Ana Montalvo

Seventh Scene - Ham Farm - Chapter the Thirty-Fifth

7:54

Read by Linda Andrus

Seventh Scene - Ham Farm - Chapter the Thirty-Sixth

32:28

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Seventh Scene - Ham Farm - Chapter the Thirty-Seventh

19:44

Read by Joe Selah

Seventh Scene - Ham Farm - Chapter the Thirty-Eighth

23:02

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Eighth Scene - The Pantry - Chapter the Thirty-Ninth

16:58

Read by Joe Selah

Ninth Scene - The Music-Room - Chapter the Fourtieth, part 1

16:11

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Ninth Scene - The Music-Room - Chapter the Fortieth, part 2

23:03

Read by Rosie

Tenth Scene - The Bedroom - Chapter the Forty-First, part 1

18:40

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Tenth Scene - The Bedroom - Chapter the Forty-First, part 2

20:17

Read by ToddHW

Eleventh Scene - Sir Patrick's house - Chapter the Forty-Second

8:28

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Eleventh Scene - Sir Patrick's house - Chapter the Forty-Third

19:32

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Twelfth Scene - Drury Lane - Chapter the Forty-Fourth

24:50

Read by Joe Selah

Thirteenth Scene - Fulham - Chapter the Forty-Fifth

46:25

Read by Linda Andrus

Fourteenth Scene - Portland Place - Chapter the Forty-Sixth, part 1

31:43

Read by Sheila

Fourteenth Scene - Portland Place - Chapter the Forty-Sixth, part 2

30:52

Read by MaryAnn

Fifteenth Scene - Holchester House - Chapter the Forty-Seventh

11:46

Read by Joe Selah

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Forty-Eighth

7:29

Read by Saina

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Forty-Ninth

20:57

Read by Joe Selah

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fiftieth

16:06

Read by Michele Eaton

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-First

14:11

Read by Michele Eaton

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Second

19:05

Read by Lynne T

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Third

19:45

Read by Lynne T

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Fourth, part 1

29:10

Read by Anna Simon

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Fourth, part 2

31:09

Read by Anna Simon

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Fifth, part 1

15:42

Read by Lynne T

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Fifth, part 2

23:14

Read by Lynne T

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Sixth

6:40

Read by Diana Schmidt

Sixteenth Scene - Salt Patch - Chapter the Fifty-Seven

33:11

Read by shihping

Epilogue

11:31

Read by Lynne T

Bewertungen

READER IMPROVEMENT

(3 Sterne)

Please can I recommend that SanaGadani does not continue to read these audio books unless she takes lessons in diction and how to phrase and pause so as to make the story intelligible. A little humility in learning the art of speaking out loud in readings in a foreign language, in this case English, must surely benefit the reader/listener and herself as she seems to know the language well but pronounces it with unclear diction and occasional mispronunciation, and phrases her reading like a running stream without the necessary pauses between clauses and at full stops. As she reads now it is distressing to the reader who loses the meaning therefore the subtle twists and turns of Wilkie Collins narrative which so relies on language. She has two chapters which are crucial to the plot and in both cases her indistinct speech and lack of phrasing has caused confusion and irritation. I would like to thank her for her efforts and dedication to these books but also encourage her to make some improvements before reading again.

Beautiful sisterhood!

(5 Sterne)

The Scottish marriage of law makes this story so intricately interesting. Ann Silvester sacrificed her life for her beloved friend. Declaring her secret and accidental by law marriage (which used to be something she always dreamed of) to the man who turned out to be a liar and opportunist. She declared the marriage in a court, to safe her bestfriend's marriage. She then lived her horrible marriage life, and almost got murdered by her husband. It's a good thing that this story has a happy ending. I always love Wilkie Collins.

agree with review—Reader improvement

(3,5 Sterne)

I love the book but the reader as pointed out by others takes away from the flow of the book. When she reads I’m at a total loss of the story line. I find myself zoning out and praying for her to finish. Again I love all of Wilkie Collins books

Loved It

(4 Sterne)

Loved it as with WK’s other books. But I’m inclined to agree with the other listeners. While I do appreciate them, some are hard to understand and therefore interrupt the flow. One reader in particular needs to slow down. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

BRAVO BRAVO

(5 Sterne)

WK strikes again. He always weaves a convoluted web and makes the reader agonize to the very end before resolving the drama. Never has he made us wait so long as on this occasion. And never has the ending been sweeter--two words.

agree on reader

(4 Sterne)

Please apply higher standards to the readers. One was so unintelligible that I had to skip her chapters. The novel was unusual and interesting- makes you appreciate the laws today!

Madterful

(5 Sterne)

Th is my first novel by Collins. The plot was thick, the words enticing, the suspense powerful till the very end! A superb read. I can't wait to read more (:

A complex story with fitting end!

(5 Sterne)

In full agreement with "exasperated". The initial readers were superb!