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Charlotte's Inheritance

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(4,422 Sterne; 58 Bewertungen)

A lesser known novel by the sensational English novelist, Charlotte's Inheritance opens in Paris in a dilapidated boarding house let to students by a scarcely adequate landlady. Enter Gustave, a young provincial, arriving in Paris supposedly to study law, but in reality as the proposed husband of the dour and unattractive daughter of his sponsor. Unable to tolerate the life arranged for him, Gustave quits the boarding house but recommends it to a mysterious young English widow who approaches him for assistance. - Summary by Lynne Thompson (16 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Book The First Chapter 1 Lenoble of Beaubocage

37:25

Read by Lynne T

Book The First Chapter 2 In this Wide World I Stand Alone

19:54

Read by Lynne T

Book The First Chapter 3 Past Hope, and in Despair

47:20

Read by Lynne T

Book The First Chapter 4 A Decree of Banishment

9:10

Read by Rosalind Walsh

Book The Second Chapter 1 The Fate of Susan Lenoble

13:23

Read by Rosalind Walsh

Book The Second Chapter 2 Forgiven Too Late

16:49

Read by Lynne T

Book The Second Chapter 3 Gustave The Second

11:26

Read by Rosalind Walsh

Book The Third Chapter 1 Chiefly Retrospective

12:42

Read by Rosalind Walsh

Book The Third Chapter 2 Epistolary

25:44

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Third Chapter 3 Too Clever for a Catspaw

10:33

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Third Chapter 4 Captain Paget is Paternal

15:11

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Third Chapter 5 The Captain's Coadjutor

20:26

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Fourth Chapter 1 Halcyon Days

12:20

Read by Kalynda

Book The Fourth Chapter 2 Captain Paget Awakens to a Sense of His Duty

28:11

Read by Lynne T

Book The Fourth Chapter 3 What do we Here, my Heart and I?

29:59

Read by Lynne T

Book The Fourth Chapter 4 Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth

43:06

Read by Lynne T

Book The Fifth Chapter 1 Taken by Storm

29:32

Read by Celine Major

Book The Fifth Chapter 2 Firm as a Book

18:55

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Fifth Chapter 3 Against Wind and Tide

18:15

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Fifth Chapter 4 Diana Asks for a Holiday

8:36

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Fifth Chapter 5 Assurance Doubly Sure

16:23

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Sixth At Cotenoir

25:40

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Seventh Chapter 1 The Beginning of Sorrow

29:13

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Seventh Chapter 2 Fading

16:11

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Seventh Chapter 3 Mrs. Woolper is Anxious

19:41

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Seventh Chapter 4 Valentine's Skeleton

18:53

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Seventh Chapter 5 At Harold's Hill

27:43

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Seventh Chapter 6 Desperate Measures

23:14

Read by Celine Major

Book The Eighth Chapter 1 A Dread Revelation

48:55

Read by Celine Major

Book The Eighth Chapter 2 Phoenicians are Rising

11:00

Read by Celine Major

Book The Eighth Chapter 3 The Sortes Virgilianae

25:56

Read by Celine Major

Book The Ninth Chapter 1 Something Too Much

13:08

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Ninth Chapter 2 Dr. Jedd's Opinion

18:05

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Ninth Chapter 3 Non Dormit Judas

19:42

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Ninth Chapter 4 Counting the Cost

12:19

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Ninth Chapter 5 The Beginning of the End

13:45

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Ninth Chapter 6 Confusion Worse Confounded

13:20

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Ninth Chapter 7 There is a Word Will Priam Turn to Stone

21:59

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Tenth Chapter 1 Out of the Dark Valley

15:16

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Tenth Chapter 2 After the Wedding

13:33

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Tenth Chapter 3 Greek Against Greek

10:17

Read by Jim Locke

Book The Tenth Chapter 4 Only a Dream

36:22

Read by Celine Major

Book The Tenth Chapter 5 Bohemian Independence

7:23

Read by Celine Major

Book The Tenth Chapter 6 Beyond the Veil

6:13

Read by Celine Major

Book The Tenth Chapter 7 Better than Gold

21:37

Read by Celine Major

Book The Tenth Chapter 8 Lost Sight Of

12:52

Read by Celine Major

Book The Tenth Chapter 9 Eteocles and Polynices

27:31

Read by Celine Major

Book The Tenth Chapter 10 'According to their Deeds'

14:03

Read by Celine Major

Bewertungen

What a thrilling tale!

(5 Sterne)

I found this story of heir hunters and the families they hunt enthralling. Braddon's grasp of human psychology is so enjoyably described. She likes her characters and their foibles are treated gently – often with sly humour and images that make me laugh out loud. I do enjoy the way she conveys the fascination of genealogy. It continues the story begun in Birds of Prey with the French branch of the family. As usual, Braddon prepares us for the skullduggery and villainy to come but that, I think, enhances the tensions. The readers do a good job (though I find that each changeis jarring and takes getting used to).

Words words words

(3 Sterne)

interesting storyline but way too long and too convoluted! one male reader almost made me stop listening because his voice just rolled on and on with no inflection. not sure why I continue to listen to this author other than I know there's no sleazy love scenes and no pathetic language. but is that a good enough reason?

Oh my word!

(5 Sterne)

I waited for this book for a couple of years, & well worth the wait! Loved it! Great readers, too. The man who did much of it is certainly a unique reader (his French is so funny!), but I really enjoyed his reading. Under-stated & subtle. Definitely listen to this series!

A worthy sequel and conclusion

(4,5 Sterne)

If you've enjoyed the 1st book of the series, "Birds of prey", don't miss this worthy sequel and conclusion, even if the main reader's drony intonation takes a while to get used to (fortunately the novel ends on Celine Major's highly enjoyable reading).

A GOOD SOCIAL INTRUIGUE

(5 Sterne)

Behind the story an interesting sight of English life in the 1860s. A nicely crafted weave of the tribulations and chance occurances with moral choices to show life from the very basest to the highest lights.

great book

(5 Sterne)

I liked the book,it kept me in the suspense all the time that I was hearing.It pleased me the ending.The readers were okay ,too slow when they were reading,sometimes I fell like I was falling asleep.

(5 Sterne)

A beautifully-wriiten character study of four "birds of prey" plus a mystery, murder and love story. This deserves to be better known.

(3 Sterne)

story of two generations and an inheritance. what man will do for the love of money.