The Heir of Redclyffe


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(3.7 stars; 18 reviews)

The Heir of Redclyffe (1853) was the first of Charlotte M. Yonge's bestselling romantic novels. Its religious tone derives from the High Church background of her family and from her friendship with a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, John Keble, who closely supervised the writing of the book. The germ of its plot was suggested by her friend Marianne Dyson. (Summary from Wikipedia) (24 hr 54 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 31:59 Read by skoval
02 - Chapter 2 23:05 Read by skoval
03 - Chapter 3 34:22 Read by skoval
04 - Chapter 4, Part 1 40:26 Read by skoval
05 - Chapter 4, Part 2 18:31 Read by skoval
06 - Chapter 5, Part 1 33:11 Read by skoval
07 - Chapter 5, Part 2 31:05 Read by skoval
08 - Chapter 6 35:14 Read by skoval
09 - Chapter 7, Part 1 30:11 Read by skoval
10 - Chapter 7, Part 2 18:49 Read by skoval
11 - Chapter 8 25:06 Read by skoval
12 - Chapter 9 33:59 Read by skoval
13 - Chapter 10, Part 1 22:38 Read by skoval
14 - Chapter 10, Part 2 34:07 Read by skoval
15 - Chapter 11 31:57 Read by skoval
16 - Chapter 12 36:33 Read by skoval
17 - Chapter 13, Part 1 21:32 Read by Kalynda
18 - Chapter 13, Part 2 21:14 Read by skoval
19 - Chapter 14 27:47 Read by skoval
20 - Chapter 15 32:23 Read by skoval
21 - Chapter 16 15:26 Read by skoval
22 - Chapter 17, Part 1 28:08 Read by skoval
23 - Chapter 17, Part 2 19:59 Read by skoval
24 - Chapter 18 14:11 Read by genierose
25 - Chapter 19 27:29 Read by skoval
26 - Chapter 20 30:10 Read by skoval
27 - Chapter 21 31:22 Read by skoval
28 - Chapter 22 38:54 Read by skoval
29 - Chapter 23 33:00 Read by genierose
30 - Chapter 24 23:30 Read by Kalynda
31 - Chapter 25 31:51 Read by genierose
32 - Chapter 26 18:33 Read by genierose
33 - Chapter 27 30:10 Read by genierose
34 - Chapter 28 27:24 Read by genierose
35 - Chapter 29, Part 1 19:21 Read by Lynne T
36 - Chapter 29, Part 2 19:41 Read by sganatra81
37 - Chapter 30, Part 1 24:02 Read by sganatra81
38 - Chapter 30, Part 2 20:35 Read by sganatra81
39 - Chapter 31 28:09 Read by Arlene Joyce
40 - Chapter 32 29:26 Read by Arlene Joyce
41 - Chapter 33 21:38 Read by Lynne T
42 - Chapter 34 33:27 Read by Arlene Joyce
43 - Chapter 35 33:28 Read by Arlene Joyce
44 - Chapter 36, Part 1 25:58 Read by Arlene Joyce
45 - Chapter 36, Part 2 24:39 Read by Arlene Joyce
46 - Chapter 37 31:45 Read by Arlene Joyce
47 - Chapter 38 26:03 Read by Arlene Joyce
48 - Chapter 39, Part 1 19:06 Read by Lynne T
49 - Chapter 39, Part 2 18:39 Read by Lynne T
50 - Chapter 40 28:29 Read by Anna Simon
51 - Chapter 41 22:05 Read by Jessi
52 - Chapter 42 20:38 Read by Lynne T
53 - Chapter 43, Part 1 22:01 Read by MaryAnn
54 - Chapter 43, Part 2 22:24 Read by MaryAnn
55 - Chapter 43, Part 3 25:19 Read by MaryAnn
56 - Chapter 44 23:09 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

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(4 stars)

Who is the heir of Redclyffe? You won’t know for sure until almost the end of the book. There are two unexpected plot twists. One very sad. Spoiler alert: the author thought it was OK to let the most admirable character die. This is not really a happily ever after story. But the beauty of the narrative is the progress the characters make in overcoming their own weaknesses. And the variety of those weaknesses is a tribute to the skill of the author. You are apt to find yourself in at least one of them. I have only one complaint. The author needs to learn herself, and teach her characters, self forgiveness.


(1 stars)

Had to DNF this, the first narrator skoval is horrid. It doesn’t flow at all, this person unfortunately does not know how to read. It’s so choppy I can’t concentrate on the actual book as the narration doesn’t flow properly. Unfortunately I couldn’t get through a few chapters let alone 20 something to get a new reader.