Moving the Mountain


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4 stars; 23 reviews)

Moving the Mountain is a feminist utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It was published serially in Perkins Gilman's periodical The Forerunner and then in book form, both in 1911. The book was one element in the major wave of utopian and dystopian literature that marked the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The novel was also the first volume in Gilman's utopian trilogy; it was followed by the famous Herland (1915) and its sequel, With Her in Ourland (1916). John Robertson, lost in Tibet for thirty years, is finally brought back to America by his sister Nellie, only to find his society completely transformed. (Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth Klett) (5 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Preface and Chapter 1 23:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 2 23:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 3 21:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 4 26:39 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 5 28:51 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 6 21:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 23:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 8 25:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 9 34:31 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 14:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 31:48 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 24:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

ten stars for the narrator, one for the story


(3.5 stars)

One star for the story. I almost never review books in detail. I'm usually just grateful that an excellent and often professional grade reader has taken the time to read a book for free. I thought I would have been willing to listen to EK read the phone book, but God have mercy.....this was so preposterous, ridiculous, condescending, and ignorant of both human nature and basic economics, that I could not finish it. Dystopian novels are usually more interesting because there are real people and real conflict. Utopias are ridiculous, boring, and nasty at a subtle level. Like this book is. But thanks to Elizabeth Klett for being willing to share her great talent at reading with us. Ten stars, EK!

Book is terrifying but Elizabeth Klett is fabulous as usual


(3 stars)

This book is terrifying and hilarious all at once! A blindingly glaring, comprehensive example of weird, egotistical, controlling, OCD, Utopic thinking. Three stars for being an interesting and informative handbook on how to enslave the world.

stuff


(3 stars)

Storyline was fine to start with but sadly became more and more unrealistic as it went on.

Loved it!


(5 stars)

Thank you especially to Elizabeth Klett for her beautiful rendition.

perfect!


(5 stars)

fabulous narration of an often overlooked gem of literature