Pierre, or The Ambiguities


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(2.8 stars; 2 reviews)

The life of a young heir, Pierre is altered when he meets a mysterious woman who claims to be his sister. (17 hr 10 min)

Chapters

BOOK I. 1:01:37 Read by Naduplants
BOOK II. - Part 1 38:50 Read by Naduplants
BOOK II. - Part 2 39:47 Read by Naduplants
BOOK III. - Part 1 32:36 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK III. - Part 2 35:57 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK IV. 53:00 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK V. 1:05:13 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK VI. 54:56 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK VII. 43:09 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK VIII. 1:01:55 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK IX. 21:28 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK X. 29:59 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XI. 17:12 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XII. 32:26 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XIII. 7:14 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XIV. 38:06 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XV. 34:35 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XVI. 37:41 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XVII. 34:11 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XVIII. 23:56 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XIX. 31:05 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XX. 20:15 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XXI. 37:24 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XXII. 30:34 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XXIII. 36:56 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XXIV. 20:47 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XXV. - Part 1 27:17 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XXV. - Part 2 23:20 Read by Jim Locke
BOOK XXVI. 39:16 Read by Jim Locke

Reviews

probably Melville’s second best book but one of the worst readings I have ever …


(0.5 stars)

I love Melville, so much I tried to listen through this horrible reading. The first 3 chapters were great. The reader knows what she is doing. But when the male took over. It’s hard to describe except that it is painful. I know it is free and I love LibriVox. But this turned into punishment. It’s as though the reader randomly decided to put pauses not only into sentences but also in between syllables of words. Imagine a non native speaker trying to read a child’s scrawl. Imagine a dyslexic trying to construe syllables. Imagine a demon inserting random breaks in the tape recording. Well, this is worse. I love Melville. But I will have to reread this book on my own.