Mortal Coils


Read by Kirsten Wever

(3.5 stars; 3 reviews)

Aldous Huxley is best known as a philosopher and novelist – notably as the author of Brave New World. He also wrote poetry, short stories and critical essays. Most of his work is somewhat dark and mildly sardonic, partly because he came of age just after World War I, when all of Europe was in a state of cultural, political and social confusion. His novel, Crome Yellow, is a prime example.

Mortal Coils includes four short stories and a play, including one of the author’s most famous short works: "The Gioconda Smile." - Summary by Kirsten Wever (5 hr 18 min)

Chapters

The Gioconda Smile, Part 1 38:20 Read by Kirsten Wever
The Gioconda Smile, Part 2 49:09 Read by Kirsten Wever
Permutations Among the Nightingales 1:10:08 Read by Kirsten Wever
The Tillotson Banquet, Part 1 24:25 Read by Kirsten Wever
The Tillotson Banquet, Part 2 39:52 Read by Kirsten Wever
Green Tunnels, Part 1 22:58 Read by Kirsten Wever
Green Tunnels, Part 2 28:20 Read by Kirsten Wever
Nuns at Luncheon 45:08 Read by Kirsten Wever

Reviews

A Gem


(5 stars)

My kind of stories with beginnings, middles and ends ! This aptly named collection throws a spotlight on the characters' aspirations and foibles. Clever, original plot lines hold the interest and never flag. The reader does it credit. A "must read ",