The Hundredth Chance


Read by Celine Major

(4.3 stars; 8 reviews)

In this prequel to "Charles Rex'' by Ethel M. Dell you will meet the aristocratic blackguard Lord Saltash for whom our distressed heroine Maude Brian still holds deep feelings. Dedicated to the care of her younger crippled brother whom she adores, Maude eventually agrees to a marriage of convenience in order to escape from a home which has become unbearable after her mother marries a brutish hotel owner. Jake, an honest, strong and silent type, agrees to the marriage because he is secretly in love with her but refrains from showing it which leads to many regrettable misunderstandings. This is a lovely old fashioned romantic drama filled with strong emotions. And whether or not you have read Charles Rex, you will definitely find the prequel enlightening and compelling. - Summary by Celine Major (16 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Part 1 Chapters 1-2 23:11 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 3-4 24:50 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 5-6 28:02 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 7-8 32:07 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 9-10 26:57 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 11-12 23:32 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 13-14 38:44 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 15-16 31:44 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 17-18 25:12 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 19-20 27:26 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 21-22 25:50 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 23-24 29:13 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 25-26 27:33 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 27-28 35:27 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 29-30 38:06 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 31-32 20:35 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 33-34 33:56 Read by Celine Major
Part 1 Chapters 35-36 35:54 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 1-2 21:53 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 3-4 35:37 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 5-6 28:45 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 7-8 28:13 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 9-10 36:21 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 11-12 33:31 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 13-14 27:16 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 15-16 33:56 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 17-18 26:52 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 19-20 25:08 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 21-22 29:33 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 23-24 26:21 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 25-26 23:57 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 27-28 25:16 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapters 29-31 39:38 Read by Celine Major
Part 2 Chapter 32 26:12 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

Ellene


(4 stars)

A little long, I think this was actually 2 books …the chapter count and book length are not correct. It is the 50-60% mark. Good news if you are enjoying he book because the developing story serves to develop the character. The female protagonist is emotionally stunted, frigid, because of a rigid class bias and over- punctilious sensibilities. It is a simple story, easy reading. Narrator did a great job.