Recollections of Napoleon at St. Helena


Read by Celine Major

(3.9 stars; 9 reviews)

In this memoir written by Betsy Balcombe, who was a precocious 14 year old at the time of events, we are provided with a rare account of the character, the moods and humanity of Napoleon Bonaparte. She recalls her initial shock and fear at the arrival of the famous, exiled prisoner on the remote Island of St. Helena where she and her family resided. And how surprised she was when Napoleon decided he wanted to live with them at "the Briars" until his home in Longwood would be made ready for him. She relates from memory how she came to think of him as a friend, a delightful companion, and a remarkable man. - Summary by Celine Major (3 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:28 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 1 - 3 23:30 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 4-5 21:44 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 6-7 19:18 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 8-9 16:42 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 10-11 20:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 12-13 26:35 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 14-15 22:51 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 16-17 25:56 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 18-19 17:31 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 20-21 14:16 Read by Celine Major

Reviews


(0.5 stars)

The narrator is choppy and fluctuates voice a lot. Sounds robotic.