The Chouans


Read by Jim Locke

(1.7 stars; 3 reviews)

Les Chouans is one of the novels in Balzac's series La Comedie Humaine. Its ostensible focus is a historical military conflict, but it also follows the love affair between an aristocratic beauty with one of the rebels. (11 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1, An Ambuscade, Part 1 37:03 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 38:47 Read by Jim Locke
Part 3 37:02 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter 2, One of Fouche's Ideas, Part 1 39:55 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 36:57 Read by Jim Locke
Part 3 38:03 Read by Jim Locke
Part 4 38:52 Read by Jim Locke
Part 5 40:25 Read by Jim Locke
Part 6 39:13 Read by Jim Locke
Part 7 16:40 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter 3, A Day Without a Morrow, Part 1 38:01 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 44:36 Read by Jim Locke
Part 3 35:56 Read by Jim Locke
Part 4 45:06 Read by Jim Locke
Part 5 47:03 Read by Jim Locke
Part 6 42:34 Read by Jim Locke
Part 7 50:34 Read by Jim Locke

Reviews

never mind


(2 stars)

It is with great disappointment that I find I must pass on this novel even though it sounds so promising. Mr Locke is no doubt a fine fellow and I think the world of him for his altruistic nature, giving so much of his time to be part of the Librivox vision. For the good of posterity Librivox had tasked itself with the small job of translating every book ever written into an audio recording thus making them available to a wider audience. Unfortunately Mr Locke’s narration skills are such that I pass on all of his work. It is a shame because he chooses many novels that I would jump at but must forego. Librivox is come one come all but not everybody who wants to narrate has the ability. I have read scores of reviews from people who felt ripped off because of the refusal of Librivox to set standards of quality with it's volunteers. Mr Locke should not be narrating books. It is costing you readership and the addition of books to the Librivox library which will ultimately need to be redone


(1 stars)

Absolutely awful reading by Jim Locke. Dreadful monotone voice, totally lacking inflection and expression. Couldn’t even get through the first chapter. A great disappointment.