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Cousin Betty

Gelesen von Bruce Pirie

(4,696 Sterne; 28 Bewertungen)

Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette), published in serial format in 1846, was one of the last and greatest of Balzac's works. It was part of his long novel collection titled La Comédie Humaine. Set in mid-19th-century France, it tells the story of a woman who resents her position as a "poor relation." As we follow her schemes to bring ruin upon the more privileged members of her family, we see a society in transition. The stability and idealism of the old order give way to a new bourgeois world in which virtue is strangled in the struggle for power and money. In this novel, Balzac searchingly probes the psychology and motivations of his characters: his work influenced the development of literary realism, as practised by writers such as Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Proust, and Henry James. - Summary by Bruce Pirie (17 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

9:53

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Chapter 2

25:53

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Chapter 3

27:40

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Chapter 4

27:10

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Chapter 5

26:05

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Chapter 6

28:27

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Chapter 7

24:05

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Chapter 8

27:38

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Chapter 9

22:01

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Chapter 10

22:06

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Chapter 11

18:03

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Chapter 12

22:31

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Chapter 13

26:23

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Chapter 14

27:46

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Chapter 15

24:57

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Chapter 16

17:10

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Chapter 17

21:17

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Chapter 18

20:30

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Chapter 19

25:55

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Chapter 20

24:42

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Chapter 21

33:46

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Chapter 22

31:12

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Chapter 23

25:29

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Chapter 24

27:13

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Chapter 25

27:08

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Chapter 26

19:14

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Chapter 27

29:02

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Chapter 28

31:55

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Chapter 29

34:49

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Chapter 30

29:16

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Chapter 31

40:19

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Chapter 32

33:23

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Chapter 33

44:03

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Chapter 34

28:22

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Chapter 35

24:30

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Chapter 36

30:39

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Chapter 37

28:14

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Chapter 38

39:24

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

Not only hats off, but also a deep bow for a peerless performance, among the best of any audio book I’ve listened to - and I’ve listened to dozens - including those by trained actors with professional production support. This achievement is especially impressive given the length of this novel, the intricacy of the narrative, and the challenge of pronouncing many foreign names and phrases. I enjoyed I want to go to the Forest of Nisene Marks S.P. Near Santa Cruz. The hike I’m looking at is essentially a big loop, probably 8-10 miles, but there are customization options. This will take us to the epicenter of the Loma Prieta Quake and include extensive creekside segments, my favorite. Plan to leave my place at 8. Given distance from SF and fact that these are new-to-me trails, this outing’s probably less than ideal for doing a partial with early departure... Cousin Betty from beginning to end and am very grateful. Thank you so much.

kept me up to the end

(5 Sterne)

i loved this book. the reader accurately interpreted each chapter. the twists and turns of the plot are unpredictable. each character presented realistic flaws and drove the story. the ending was disappointing but predictable. great book!

Cousin Bette couldn't be better.

(5 Sterne)

An excellent reading of Cousin Bette. The reader does an exceptional job interpreting the characters to communicate their motivations.

(5 Sterne)

Great book! Very captivating from the beginning to the end! Highly recommend it! The reader did an amazing job!

ADS are disgusting!!!

(1 Sterne)

THE ADS are unforgivable! One of the finest readers, ruined by husling a buck.

really good excellant reader, made it very enjoyable

(5 Sterne)