The Primrose Path


Read by Jake Malizia

(3.2 stars; 4 reviews)

This 1875 serialised novella appeared in The Shamrock magazine in 5 installments. It is Bram Stoker's first novel, being published 22 years before his famous 'Dracula'. It tells the story of a happy Irish family, the O'Sullivans, who leave their straightforward Dublin life behind to go to London, to follow Jerry O'Sullivan's dream of becoming a theatrical carpenter. With his wife, Katey, at his side, they are beset by many misfortunes. The squalor and depravity of London seep into their lives and tragedy ensues. - Summary by jakemalizia (3 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Chapter I: A Happy Home 17:29 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter II: To and Fro 18:22 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter III: An Opening 22:24 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter IV: The New Life 23:33 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter V: How the New Life Began 18:19 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter VI: A Summons 16:35 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter VII: Katey's Trials 18:01 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter VIII: Down the Hill 17:40 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter IX: The Trail of the Serpent 17:29 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter X: The End of the Journey 19:14 Read by Jake Malizia

Reviews

Note from the Reader


(4 stars)

You are totally right. I should have put a warning about the bad Irish accents. Please forward my sincerest apologies to the entire island of Ireland!


(1 stars)

I admire Katie's steadfastness and love for her husband but I am very disappointed with the ending! I won't be seeking out this author's books right away again.


(4 stars)

good story good reader .Irish accent very poor