The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Quee…


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(4.2 stars; 6 reviews)

A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne - a story of Catholic - Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well. (Summary by Karen Merline) (19 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Preface & Introduction 13:57 Read by Måns Broo
Bk I intro & Bk I, ch 01: An Account of the Family of Esmond of Castlewood Hall 19:33 Read by Måns Broo
Bk I, ch 02: Relates how Francis, Fourth Viscount, arrives at Castlewood 22:14 Read by Laura Koskinen
Bk I, ch 03: Whither, in the time of Thomas, Third Viscount, I had preceded him… 30:32 Read by Laura Koskinen
Bk I, ch 04: I am placed under a Popish Priest and bred to that Religion . . .V… 15:48 Read by rachelellen
Bk I, ch 05: My Superiors are engaged in Plots for the Restoration of King Jame… 25:31 Read by rachelellen
Bk I, ch 06: The Issue of the Plots.--The Death of Thomas, Third Viscount of Ca… 32:34 Read by Måns Broo
Bk I, ch 07: I am left at Castlewood an Orphan, and find most kind Protectors t… 20:59 Read by JemmaBlythe
Bk I, ch 08: After Good Fortune comes Evil 21:49 Read by JemmaBlythe
Bk I, ch 09: I have the Small-pox, and prepare to leave Castlewood 58:11 Read by Laura Koskinen
Bk I, ch 10: I go to Cambridge, and do but little Good there 18:07 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk I, ch 11: I come home for a Holiday to Castlewood, and find a Skeleton in th… 31:47 Read by Debra Lynn
Bk I, ch 12: My Lord Mohun comes among us for no Good 23:49 Read by JemmaBlythe
Bk I, ch 13: My Lord leaves us and his Evil behind him 31:08 Read by JemmaBlythe
Bk I, ch 14: We ride after him to London 36:27 Read by JemmaBlythe
Bk II, ch 01: I am in Prison, and Visited, but not Consoled there 24:16 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk II, ch 02: I come to the End of my Captivity, but not of my Trouble 22:58 Read by Max Porter Zasada
Bk II, ch 03: I take the Queen's Pay in Quin's Regiment 24:01 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk II, ch 04: Recapitulations 15:36 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk II, ch 05: I go on the Vigo Bay Expedition, taste Salt Water and smell Powder 27:36 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk II, ch 06: The 29th December 17:04 Read by Måns Broo
Bk II, ch 07: I am made Welcome at Walcote 24:13 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Bk II, ch 08: Family Talk 16:33 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Bk II, ch 09: I make the Campaign of 1704 25:36 Read by Jim Mowatt
Bk II, ch 10: An Old Story about a Fool and a Woman 22:58 Read by Justin Brett
Bk II, ch 11: The famous Mr. Joseph Addison 25:09 Read by Justin Brett
Bk II, ch 12: I get a Company in the Campaign of 1706 12:10 Read by rachelellen
Bk II, ch 13: I meet an Old Acquaintance in Flanders, and find my Mother's Grav… 29:22 Read by rachelellen
Bk II, ch 14: The Campaign of 1707, 1708 19:01 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk II, ch 15: General Webb wins the Battle of Wynendael 1:02:05 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk III, ch 01: I come to an End of my Battles and Bruises 35:05 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk III, ch 02: I go Home, and harp on the Old String 36:50 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk III, ch 03: A Paper out of the "Spectator" 52:48 Read by Jack Farrell
Bk III, ch 04: Beatrix's New Suitor 26:51 Read by Jack Farrell
Bk III, ch 05: Mohun appears for the Last Time in this History 40:36 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Bk III, ch 06: Poor Beatrix 12:15 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Bk III, ch 07: I visit Castlewood once more 24:30 Read by rachelellen
Bk III, ch 08: I travel to France and bring Home a Portrait of Rigaud 25:14 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk III, ch 09: The Original of the Portrait comes to England 34:44 Read by Ralph Snelson
Bk III, ch 10: We entertain a very Distinguished Guest at Kensington 32:42 Read by rachelellen
Bk III, ch 11: Our Guest quits us as not being Hospitable enough 22:14 Read by rachelellen
Bk III, ch 12: A great Scheme, and who Balked it 12:54 Read by rachelellen
August 1, 1714 33:30 Read by Aaron Elliott

Reviews


(3.5 stars)

as usual some readers read well but many others do not ...spoiled by the Virginians. I recommend having the playback speed at the ready.