The Story of an African Farm


Read by SallyMc

(3.4 stars; 17 reviews)

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong similarities to Schreiner's life and philosophy.

The book was first published in 1883 in London, under the pseudonym Ralph Iron. It quickly became a best-seller, despite causing some controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock and transvestitism. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (10 hr 26 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface and Glossary 6:25 Read by SallyMc
01 - Chapter 1, Part 1 20:39 Read by SallyMc
02 - Chapter 1, Part 2 15:37 Read by SallyMc
03 - Chapter 1, Part 3 15:49 Read by SallyMc
04 - Chapter 1, Part 4 20:31 Read by SallyMc
05 - Chapter 1, Part 5 21:22 Read by SallyMc
06 - Chapter 1, Part 6 12:37 Read by SallyMc
07 - Chapter 1, Part 7 10:47 Read by SallyMc
08 - Chapter 1, Part 8 25:11 Read by SallyMc
09 - Chapter 1, Part 9 19:07 Read by SallyMc
10 - Chapter 1, Part 10 7:29 Read by SallyMc
11 - Chapter 1, Part 11 18:38 Read by SallyMc
12 - Chapter 1, Part 12 26:57 Read by SallyMc
13 - Chapter 1, Part 13 13:16 Read by SallyMc
14 - Chapter 2, Part 1 47:07 Read by SallyMc
15 - Chapter 2, Part 2 46:38 Read by SallyMc
16 - Chapter 2, Part 3 23:07 Read by SallyMc
17 - Chapter 2, Part 4 41:39 Read by SallyMc
18 - Chapter 2, Part 5 17:55 Read by SallyMc
19 - Chapter 2, Part 6 28:33 Read by SallyMc
20 - Chapter 2, Part 7 8:06 Read by SallyMc
21 - Chapter 2, Part 8 21:17 Read by SallyMc
22 - Chapter 2, Part 9 19:43 Read by SallyMc
23 - Chapter 2, Part 10 10:02 Read by SallyMc
24 - Chapter 2, Part 11 36:12 Read by SallyMc
25 - Chapter 2, Part 12 49:21 Read by SallyMc
26 - Chapter 2, Part 13 18:05 Read by SallyMc
27 - Chapter 2, Part 14 24:24 Read by SallyMc

Reviews


(1 stars)

I was born in Africa and did not enjoy this reading at all. It could have been a good book if tick tick tick and die die die was not repeated ad infinatum How disappointing!


(5 stars)

A very enjoyable story , well worth listening to . Special thanks to the reader , she did an excellent job ...


(1 stars)

I am a born South African woman. I found it an untruthful representation of our people. Not enjoyed at all.


(4.5 stars)

Excellent reading. The accents are done wonderfully