Camilla


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(4.1 stars; 60 reviews)

Camilla is Frances Burney's third novel. It became very popular upon its publication in 1796. Jane Austen referred to it, among other novels, in her novel Northanger Abbey:

“'And what are you reading, Miss — ?' 'Oh! It is only a novel!' replies the young lady, while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. 'It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda'; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best–chosen language."

This is the story of Camilla, her beloved but selfish brother Lionel, her sisters Eugenia and Lavinia, and their extremely beautiful but thoughtless cousin Indiana on the months proceeding their marriages. Camilla is deeply in love with Edgar and he loves her back. However, on the advice of a friend, decides to make sure that she is free of fault. She has the luck to find herself in lot of uncomplimentary and comic situations which doesn't make Edgar's wish easy. Meanwhile, Camilla, on the advice of her father, is trying to make sure that Edgar really loves her before marrying him. Will they marry at the end? And will her sisters and cousin be happy? If you want to know the answers to these questions, and many more, please read the book. (Summary by Stav Nisser) (40 hr 5 min)

Chapters

001 - Book I, Chapter 1 18:52 Read by Adrian Wheal
002 - Book I, Chapter 2 23:54 Read by Christine Blachford
003 - Book I, Chapter 3 18:34 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
004 - Book I, Chapter 4 17:10 Read by Sarah Prusoff
005 - Book I, Chapters 5, 6 and 7 23:50 Read by Christine Blachford
006 - Book II, Chapter 1 15:02 Read by Christine Blachford
007 - Book II, Chapter 2 45:56 Read by Linda Velwest
008 - Book II, Chapter 3 10:04 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
009 - Book II, Chapter 4 35:38 Read by Joselyn Hasty
010 - Book II, Chapter 5 34:41 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
011 - Book II, Chapters 6 and 7 21:42 Read by Linda Velwest
012 - Book II, Chapters 8 and 9 19:02 Read by SallyMc
013 - Book II, Chapter 10 20:55 Read by Cath Garde
014 - Book II, Chapter 11 16:32 Read by Linda Velwest
015 - Book II, Chapter 12 22:12 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
016 - Book II, Chapters 13 and 14 26:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
017 - Book II, Chapter 15 10:52 Read by Amy Gramour
018 - Book III, Chapter 1 26:18 Read by Linda Velwest
019 - Book III, Chapter 2 20:47 Read by Linda Velwest
020 - Book III, Chapter 3 22:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
021 - Book III, Chapter 4 20:11 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
022 - Book III, Chapter 5 24:14 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
023 - Book III, Chapter 6 26:37 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
024 - Book III, Chapter 7 19:08 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
025 - Book III, Chapter 8 21:27 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
026 - Book III, Chapter 9 23:45 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
027 - Book III, Chapter 10 17:00 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
028 - Book III, Chapter 11 14:24 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
029 - Book III, Chapter 12 22:53 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
030 - Book III, Chapter 13 22:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
031 - Book IV, Chapter 1 20:24 Read by Linda Velwest
032 - Book IV, Chapter 2 24:29 Read by Linda Velwest
033 - Book IV, Chapter 3 22:34 Read by Linda Velwest
034 - Book IV, Chapter 4 22:45 Read by Linda Velwest
035 - Book IV, Chapter 5 15:27 Read by Rosie
036 - Book IV, Chapter 6 17:39 Read by Linda Velwest
037 - Book IV, Chapters 7 and 8 30:16 Read by Linda Velwest
038 - Book IV, Chapter 9 20:40 Read by Linda Velwest
039 - Book V, Chapters 1 and 2 26:00 Read by Linda Velwest
040 - Book V, Chapter 3 20:28 Read by Linda Velwest
041 - Book V, Chapter 4 9:56 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
042 - Book V, Chapter 5 20:54 Read by Adrian Wheal
043 - Book V, Chapter 6 19:45 Read by Linda Velwest
044 - Book V, Chapter 7 17:50 Read by Linda Velwest
045 - Book V, Chapter 8 25:55 Read by Linda Velwest
046 - Book VI, Chapter 1 12:15 Read by Anka
047 - Book VI, Chapter 2 20:42 Read by Anka
048 - Book VI, Chapter 3 17:09 Read by Anka
049 - Book VI, Chapter 4 27:00 Read by Linda Velwest
050 - Book VI, Chapter 5 18:25 Read by Linda Velwest
051 - Book VI, Chapter 6 29:25 Read by Linda Velwest
052 - Book VI, Chapter 7 21:32 Read by Linda Velwest
053 - Book VI, Chapter 8 17:15 Read by Linda Velwest
054 - Book VI, Chapter 9 24:42 Read by Linda Velwest
055 - Book VI, Chapter 10 17:54 Read by Linda Velwest
056 - Book VI, Chapter 11 33:53 Read by Linda Velwest
057 - Book VI, Chapter 12 24:44 Read by Linda Velwest
058 - Book VI, Chapter 13 14:22 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
059 - Book VI, Chapter 14 17:19 Read by Linda Velwest
060 - Book VI, Chapter 15 23:07 Read by Linda Velwest
061 - Book VI, Chapter 16 19:31 Read by Linda Velwest
062 - Book VII, Chapters 1 and 2 26:17 Read by Linda Velwest
063 - Book VII, Chapters 3 and 4 26:44 Read by Linda Velwest
064 - Book VII, Chapter 5 15:58 Read by Neeru Iyer
065 - Book VII, Chapter 6 21:40 Read by Linda Velwest
066 - Book VII, Chapter 7 14:13 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
067 - Book VII, Chapter 8 24:54 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
068 - Book VII, Chapter 9 19:05 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
069 - Book VII, Chapter 10 18:05 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
070 - Book VII, Chapter 11 18:22 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
071 - Book VII, Chapter 12 18:03 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
072 - Book VII, Chapter 13 20:09 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
073 - Book VIII, Chapter 1 24:25 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
074 - Book VIII, Chapter 2 26:26 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
075 - Book VIII, Chapter 3 18:19 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
076 - Book VIII, Chapter 4 14:27 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
077 - Book VIII, Chapter 5 23:18 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
078 - Book VIII, Chapter 6 12:35 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
079 - Book VIII, Chapter 7 23:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
080 - Book VIII, Chapter 8 16:50 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
081 - Book VIII, Chapter 9 20:50 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
082 - Book VIII, Chapter 10 27:56 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
083 - Book VIII, Chapter 11 17:37 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
084 - Book VIII, Chapter 12 22:24 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
085 - Book IX, Chapter 1 42:37 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
086 - Book IX, Chapter 2 32:04 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
087 - Book IX, Chapter 3 18:05 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
088 - Book IX, Chapter 4 26:17 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
089 - Book IX, Chapter 5 10:42 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
090 - Book IX, Chapter 6 28:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
091 - Book IX, Chapter 7 18:38 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
092 - Book IX, Chapter 8 25:17 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
093 - Book IX, Chapter 9 30:22 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
094 - Book IX, Chapter 10 21:42 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
095 - Book IX, Chapter 11 23:25 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
096 - Book X, Chapter 1 14:31 Read by Linda Velwest
097 - Book X, Chapter 2 27:43 Read by Felicity C
098 - Book X, Chapter 3 25:23 Read by Felicity C
099 - Book X, Chapter 4 26:58 Read by Felicity C
100 - Book X, Chapter 5 36:14 Read by Linda Velwest
101 - Book X, Chapter 6 23:54 Read by Linda Velwest
102 - Book X, Chapter 7 15:46 Read by Neeru Iyer
103 - Book X, Chapter 8 27:23 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
104 - Book X, Chapter 9 25:51 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
105 - Book X, Chapter 10 15:01 Read by Linda Velwest
106 - Book X, Chapter 11 22:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
107 - Book X, Chapter 12 19:26 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
108 - Book X, Chapter 13 26:09 Read by Michelle Crandall
109 - Book X, Chapter 14 30:17 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Reviews


(3 stars)

It’s a pretty good reading of Camilla. There is one reader who does crazy and annoying character voices and unfortunately recorded a lot of the chapters, which is the only reason I rated this version as only 3 stars. But the rest of the readers are good, especially Mr. Rolando. So if you can get through the crazy voice lady’s sections, it’s still worth listening to.

wonderful vocabulary!


(5 stars)

It kept me attentive despite occupying my hands with other things. Very interesting story, you never know what new scheme will be thought of by the uncle. Beautifully read! The ups and downs of life are skillfully shown in this entertaining book.

Drawn out


(3 stars)

The book does a great job of flushing out a few characters as they go though life and get their just desserts. The thing takes several books to communicate a series of awkward misunderstandings. If liars had been honest and people just said how they felt, the book would have been a tenth of the size it is. I feel a bit cheated at the end with such a quick and tidy wrap up after hours of bearing through. All sorts of different readers that were mostly good while jarring the flow of having just one reader. Jane Austen should not have recommendeded this book.

I enjoyed it


(5 stars)

The readers weren't all perfect, but I was surprisingly absorbed into the story. If you have some long drives to make, or a long shift at work, this book will get you through it.


(4 stars)

Really engrossing though so very wrong. The heartache that Camilla suffered is beyond imagination; she loved in a way that is unreal. I suffered along with her and could not escape.

if you have time!


(4 stars)

nice book, though very long. most readers take really strange voices when speaking for the various characters.


(3 stars)

A bit long winded but a good tale nevertheless. Majority very well read.


(1.5 stars)

Three annoying readers who attempted character voices without skill.