Rappaccini's Daughter

Read by Brett W. Downey

(4.2 stars; 39 reviews)

The story is set in Padua in a distant, but unspecified past. From his quarters, Giovanni, a young student of letters, observes Beatrice, the beautiful daughter of Dr. Rappaccini, a scientist working in isolation. Beatrice is confined to the lush and locked gardens filled with poisonous plants by her father. Having fallen in love, Giovanni enters the garden and meets with Beatrice a number of times regardless of the warning of his mentor, Professor Baglioni, that Rappaccini is up to no good and he and his work should be avoided. -- Wikipedia. (1 hr 12 min)


Part 01 24:20 Read by Brett W. Downey
Part 02 31:01 Read by Brett W. Downey
Part 03 17:35 Read by Brett W. Downey


(5 stars)

read this in high school never forgot it loved it then and love it now

Brief Poignant

(5 stars)

Delightful but sad yet fun listen. The two narrators are excellent!


(4.5 stars)

A delightful short love story.


(3 stars)

a short but sad love story

(5 stars)

fantastic short story and excellent reading