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The Wonderful Visit

Gelesen von Mary Bard

(4,527 Sterne; 75 Bewertungen)

An other-worldly creature visits a small English village, and H. G. Wells uses humour and satire to convey some of the imperfections of Victorian society, as ‘angel’ and humans view each other with equal incomprehension.( summary by Mary Bard) (4 hr 59 min)

Chapters

I The Night of the Strange Bird

3:15

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II The Coming of the Strange Bird

5:04

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III The Hunting of the Strange Bird

3:55

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IV

2:52

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V

5:36

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VI The Vicar and the Angel

13:47

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VII

4:07

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VIII

4:46

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IX Parenthesis on Angels

3:34

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X At the Vicarage

4:51

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XI

3:17

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XII

5:50

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XIII The Man of Science

5:54

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XIV

6:24

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XV The Curate

5:54

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XVI

7:13

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XVII

4:59

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XVIII After Dinner

12:03

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XIX

2:32

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XX

4:42

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XXI

5:01

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XXII Morning

4:19

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XXIII The Violin

6:09

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XXIV The Angel Explores the Village

7:55

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XXV

2:52

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XXVI

8:33

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XXVII

5:59

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XXVIII Lady Hammergallow's View

9:45

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XXIX Further Adventures of the Angel in the Village

6:46

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XXX

7:55

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XXXI Mrs Jehoram's Breadth of View

6:14

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XXXII A Trivial Incident

2:03

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XXXIII The Warp and the Woof of Things

4:14

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XXXIV The Angel's Debut

23:04

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XXXV

4:22

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XXXVI

1:28

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XXXVII

3:34

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XXXVIII The Trouble of the Barbed Wire

7:12

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XXXIX

4:03

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XL Delia

5:45

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XLI Doctor Crump acts

10:53

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XLII Sir John Gotch acts

5:27

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XLIII The Sea Cliff

4:17

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XLIV Mrs Hinijer acts

4:37

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XLV The Angel in Trouble

4:15

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XLVI

4:34

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XLVII The Last Day of the Visit

6:57

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XLVIII

6:47

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XLVIX

1:21

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L

3:36

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LI

3:19

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LII

2:04

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LIII The Epilogue

3:30

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Bewertungen

caution...spoilers...

(5 Sterne)

Don’t read on if you haven’t heard the story. First let me say that Mary Bard is a wonderful narrator, and her rendering of this book is beautiful. This is a stirring and melancholy story by one of my favorite authors. It’s a parable that one can only come away from nodding in agreement about the fallen and tragic state of our world. It could have been written today or a thousand years ago and have been equally pertinent. It’s the story of innocence lost, told through the experiences of a blameless and kind celestial creature who is rapidly brought to ruin by pain, and his mistreatment by humans. It ends sadly.

The Wonderful Visit

(5 Sterne)

My favorite HG Wells book. This book has moved me emotional, as it deals with prejudice, judging and misunderstanding. Society will always judge and place people with labels. The story is still is relevant today.

Wonderful Visit

(5 Sterne)

Rather well read enjoyable story building inside of EnglishVillage at turn-of-the-century and life of gentry. I have reviewed a number of HG Wells works find him to be a bit of a socialist

(4 Sterne)

Very well read as always by Mary bard who brings life to this story which was nothing like I’ve read before

(5 Sterne)

what a great job this woman did reading this story. Her voice is very soothing and the accent was perfect

A Wonderful Book Indeed

(5 Sterne)

The book and the reader are both excellent. It certainly merits a second reading.

lessons learned

(3 Sterne)

liked the subtle lessons taught in the story. Disliked the use of the N word!

(5 Sterne)

Listen to this great story if you love to laugh! Read so very well too!