Mathilda


Read by Cori Samuel

(4.5 stars; 1586 reviews)

The finished draft of a short novel by Mary Shelley. Its adult theme, concerning a father's incestuous love for his daughter and its consequences, meant that the manuscript was suppressed by Shelley's own father, and not published until 1959, more than a hundred years after her death. (3 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 21:21 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 02 11:52 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 03 16:36 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 04 22:03 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 05 17:31 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 06 12:09 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 07 29:25 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 08 22:33 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 09 17:28 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 10 22:32 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 11 20:19 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 12 23:28 Read by Cori Samuel

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

I'm not sure what to say. loved the melodramatic emotional yet melancholy feel. nevertheless the overall theme left me very repulsed. why had Matilda herself, upon hearing her father's sick words, yet pursue him? it is clear even for in which the time it was set the subject was scorned and taboo. both herself and her father who suffered tremendous anguish and despair are certainly mentally ill. if the father were to have been replaced by a childhood playmate who then perished in any multitude of circumstances and left her alone to her own grievances I would have given this 10 out of 5 stars. it is just so elegantly written. such a beautiful work but yet maybe too adult for my tastes. to the reader great job very smooth

I want to hate it, but I can't!


(5 stars)

The content is super creepy, but the writing is beautiful! The personal voice of Mathilda is beautiful.

This Reading of a Great Story Displays the Meaning of Gestalt


(5 stars)

A HUGE Bravo-- To Cori Samuel for the mesmerizing reading that you gave this spellbinding story. Shelley + spooky story + Cori Samuel = Masterpiece Hands down the most enthralling reading of a story I've ever heard!!

Good but overlong


(3 stars)

Astonishing topic, especially for the time. However it is excessively wordy and repetitive. Written in an almost poetic style, it is deeply indulgent, teenager-level angst, grief, overthinking and soaring romantic delight. I persisted because of the topic and the wonderful reading.


(5 stars)

Mary Shelley was so far ahead of her time! The story is scandalous, and heartbreaking. The reader has an amazing voice.

Magnificent reading of a magnificent work


(5 stars)

Many thanks for this magnificent and utterly captivating reading of a wonderful work

Poetry


(5 stars)

Every single sentence was that of poetry.. Excellent. The voice of the reader made it far past realism

Mathilda


(3 stars)

The reader did fantastic with the book, but the story was hard to follow