The Precipice


Read by Mary Schneider

(5 stars; 4 reviews)

Elia Peattie was an outspoken journalist and social activist who gave her attention to such areas as orphanages, charity hospitals, the Wounded Knee massacre, capital punishment, and the like. The Precipice is partially based on the life of her close friend Katherine Ostrander, a social work pioneer, and tells of the evolution of Kate Barrington after her college years and with it the evolution of society as a whole and women in particular in pre-World War I America. Friendship, romance, betrayal, searchings of the soul, dreams, and shattered hopes -- all the stuff of life -- bring Kate to full realization of her true self. (Introduction by Mary Schneider) (10 hr 54 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 17:05 Read by Mary Schneider
02 - Chapter II 13:31 Read by Mary Schneider
03 - Chapter III 27:51 Read by Mary Schneider
04 - Chapter IV 15:53 Read by Mary Schneider
05 - Chapter V 21:03 Read by Mary Schneider
06 - Chapter VI 23:35 Read by Mary Schneider
07 - Chapter VII 25:33 Read by Mary Schneider
08 - Chapter VIII 20:50 Read by Mary Schneider
09 - Chapter IX 17:23 Read by Mary Schneider
10 - Chapter X 14:41 Read by Mary Schneider
11 - Chapter XI 16:07 Read by Mary Schneider
12 - Chapter XII 14:26 Read by Mary Schneider
13 - Chapter XIII 18:19 Read by Mary Schneider
14 - Chapter XIV 25:19 Read by Mary Schneider
15 - Chapter XV 15:25 Read by Mary Schneider
16 - Chapter XVI 24:17 Read by Mary Schneider
17 - Chapter XVII 19:17 Read by Mary Schneider
18 - Chapter XVIII 15:45 Read by Mary Schneider
19 - Chapter XIX 19:19 Read by Mary Schneider
20 - Chapter XX 15:30 Read by Mary Schneider
21 - Chapter XXI 26:49 Read by Mary Schneider
22 - Chapter XXII 18:27 Read by Mary Schneider
23 - Chapter XXIII 13:39 Read by Mary Schneider
24 - Chapter XXIV 22:06 Read by Mary Schneider
25 - Chapter XXV 17:35 Read by Mary Schneider
26 - Chapter XXVI 21:16 Read by Mary Schneider
27 - Chapter XXVII 18:18 Read by Mary Schneider
28 - Chapter XXVIII 23:54 Read by Mary Schneider
29 - Chapter XXIX 28:08 Read by Mary Schneider
30 - Chapter XXX 14:05 Read by Mary Schneider
31 - Chapter XXXI 16:47 Read by Mary Schneider
32 - Chapter XXXII 12:01 Read by Mary Schneider
33 - Chapter XXXIII 13:19 Read by Mary Schneider
34 - Chapter XXXIV 13:05 Read by Mary Schneider
35 - Chapter XXXV 14:18 Read by Mary Schneider

Reviews


(5 stars)

Another stellar audio book from Librivox! Schools would be well advised to use this invaluable tool to educate our children! It will expand their knowledge of different times and viewpoints, yet timeless in its understanding of the human experience! If we teach our children how to think, we will bring ourselves closer to the superior education "elite's" children receive at their boarding schools! They teach the slave class how to obey and to accept the mind-numbing boredom of rote memorization of useless facts and fictions producing greater endurance in tolerating the mindless, repetitive physical motion inherant in factory assembly line work. Take heart, in the end; we win!