Lady Baltimore


Read by Lois Hill

(4.4 stars; 18 reviews)

Augustus visits King's Port, South Carolina, at the request of his Aunt Carola, and at her expense. She wants him to research genealogies and records to find proof that he is descended from royalty so that he can join her exclusive club, the Colonial Society. While there, he becomes involved in a love affair between John Mayrant and Eliza La Heu. (Summary by Lois Hill) (9 hr 51 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 5:03 Read by Lois Hill
01 - A Word about My Aunt 13:40 Read by Lois Hill
02 - I Vary My Lunch 14:29 Read by Lois Hill
03 - Kings Port Talks 23:41 Read by Lois Hill
04 - The Girl Behind the Counter - I 14:18 Read by Lois Hill
05 - The Boy of the Cake 17:38 Read by Lois Hill
06 - In the Churchyard 31:25 Read by Lois Hill
07 - The Girl Behind the Counter - II 20:09 Read by Lois Hill
08 - Midsummer-Night's Dream 37:49 Read by Lois Hill
09 - Juno 13:43 Read by Lois Hill
10 - High Walk and the Ladies 47:38 Read by Lois Hill
11 - Daddy Ben and His Seed 23:08 Read by Lois Hill
12 - From the Bedside 20:05 Read by Lois Hill
13 - The Girl Behind the Counter - III 22:59 Read by Lois Hill
14 - The Replacers 36:17 Read by Lois Hill
15 - What She Came to See 45:00 Read by Lois Hill
16 - The Steel Wasp 26:36 Read by Lois Hill
17 - Doing the Handsome Thing 22:08 Read by Lois Hill
18 - Again the Replacers 33:18 Read by Lois Hill
19 - Udolpho 32:07 Read by Lois Hill
20 - What She Wanted Him For 19:37 Read by Lois Hill
21 - Hortense's Cigarette Goes Out 37:30 Read by Lois Hill
22 - Behind the Times 23:15 Read by Lois Hill
23 - Poor Aunt Carola! 6:37 Read by Lois Hill
24 - Post Scriptum 3:07 Read by Lois Hill

Reviews

Sweetened by Lady Baltimore cake.


(5 stars)

As chance had it, I came across 'Lady Baltimore' soon after listening to Chesnutt's devastating novel 'The Colonel's Dream' Both novels are about visitors to small Southern towns dealing with the changes brought about by reconstruction. While these novels tell very different stories, I found much value in both. There is truth in the telling of both. This was my introduction to Owen Wiston, and I truly enjoyed the softer pacing, which perfectly matched the story told. Excellent reading by Lois Hill

SERENDIPITOUS


(5 stars)

What a wonderful celebration of the last vestiges of gentility. That we have fallen so far from it is depressing. This was my first encounter with Lols Hill; she quickly vaulted to top tier of Librivox readers.

great southern classic


(4.5 stars)

Lovely sweet story From early 1900s about the South during late Reconstruction . Excellent prose and characterization.