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Shirley

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(3,843 Sterne; 54 Bewertungen)

Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under Brontë's pseudonym Currer Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811–1812, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry. (Summary by Wikipedia) (23 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Levitical

30:40

Read by Shirley Anderson

The Wagons Part 1

16:22

Read by madmouth

The Wagons Part 2

17:24

Read by madmouth

Mr. Yorke

20:05

Read by Rebekka Steg

Mr. Yorke (Continued)

25:50

Read by Harimad sol

Hollow's Cottage Part 1

13:20

Read by madmouth

Hollow's Cottage Part 2

17:25

Read by madmouth

Coriolanus Part 1

18:17

Read by madmouth

Coriolanus Part 2

25:02

Read by Rebekka Steg

The Curates at Tea Part 1

17:08

Read by Vernacula

The Curates at Tea Part 2

21:51

Read by Jeannie

The Curates at Tea Part 3

19:40

Read by MalaM

Noah and Moses Part 1

17:12

Read by A. Janelle Risa

Noah and Moses Part 2

18:24

Read by A. Janelle Risa

Briarmains Part 1

28:34

Read by Lauren Paulk

Briarmains Part 2

20:55

Read by Tina Franklin

Old Maids Part 1

22:08

Read by Julie Dillemuth

Old Maids Part 2

21:50

Read by Julie Dillemuth

Fieldhead Part 1

22:53

Read by Jacquerie

Fieldhead Part 2

21:57

Read by Jacquerie

Shirley and Caroline Part 1

25:08

Read by Jacquerie

Shirley and Caroline Part 2

28:51

Read by Jacquerie

Further Communications on Business Part 1

25:23

Read by Katie Riley

Further Communications on Business Part 2

21:05

Read by Katie Riley

Further Communications on Business Part 3

20:10

Read by Katie Riley

Shirley Seeks to Be Saved by Works

36:57

Read by A. Knight

Mr. Donne's Exodus

37:02

Read by A. Knight

Whitsuntide

30:13

Read by Katie Riley

The School-Feast Part 1

18:18

Read by Philippa

The School-Feast Part 2

19:38

Read by Philippa

Which the Genteel Reader is Recommended to Skip, Low Persons Being Here Introdu…

24:40

Read by Elizabeth Klett

A Summer Night Part 1

17:50

Read by Elizabeth Klett

A Summer Night Part 2

16:20

Read by Elizabeth Klett

To-Morrow

26:42

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Mrs. Pryor Part 1

23:26

Read by Katie Riley

Mrs. Pryor Part 2

24:20

Read by Katie Riley

Two Lives

24:40

Read by Tina Franklin

An Evening Out Part 1

31:55

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

An Evening Out Part 2

26:32

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

The Valley of the Shadow of Death Part 1

22:26

Read by Liz Loomans

The Valley of the Shadow of Death Part 2

23:48

Read by MalaM

The West Wind Blows

15:43

Read by Erin B. Lillis

Old Copy-Books Part 1

20:07

Read by A. Janelle Risa

Old Copy-Books Part 2

18:10

Read by A. Janelle Risa

The First Blue-Stocking Part 1

27:52

Read by Ann Boulais

The First Blue-Stocking Part 2

27:42

Read by Ann Boulais

Phoebe Part 1

23:34

Read by Jacquerie

Phoebe Part 2

28:59

Read by Jacquerie

Louis Moore

23:33

Read by Jacquerie

Rushedge, a Confessional

38:50

Read by Jacquerie

Uncle and Niece

39:44

Read by Jacquerie

The Schoolboy and the Wood-Nymph

28:00

Read by Jessamy Gloor

Martin's Tactics

25:14

Read by Jacquerie

Case of Domestic Persecution - Remarkable Instance of Pious Perseverance in the…

20:55

Read by Katie Riley

Wherein Matters Make Some Progress, But Not Much

33:53

Read by Katie Riley

Written in the Schoolroom Part 1

23:25

Read by A. Janelle Risa

Written in the Schoolroom Part 2

24:11

Read by A. Janelle Risa

The Winding-Up

38:55

Read by Katie Riley

Bewertungen

complex story, push through it for great reward

(4,5 Sterne)

While this story didn't seem as easy to get into as some of the author's other books, I stuck with it and really enjoy it. There was great reward in having experienced this tale. Some of the readers were very hard to hear, in general it was well recorded and I can't complain because I was thankful to get to hear it.

Good novel, inconsistent reading

(3 Sterne)

A good novel that nevertheless dragged in parts and could have been a couple hundred pages shorter.. The readers were inconsistent: some better, others nearly unbearable. This made the reading feel fragmented and frustrating in parts.

fantabulous, lovely collaborative read

(5 Sterne)

chapter 31 - "Which the Genteel Reader is Recommended to Skip, Low Persons Being Here Introduced". Well excuse me! Mrs Charlotte Bell Nicholls nee Bronte. Perish the thought! not :) I have heard far too many people complain about readers, this , that and the other thing. This is a free service and a precious one for those of us who can not afford to buy online or cd audio books. Thank you volunteers, researchers, those who give financial and equipment donations, etc, and staff at Librivox and Internet Archive

Quality of recording

(0,5 Sterne)

This recording \ reading of a book must be one of the worst I have listened to. I had had enough after five chapters of extremely indistinct recordings by various readers, of poor pronunciation, etc. The worst, however, is the thoroughly shameful quality of recording. The entire audio volume would be best discarded in its entirety, as there is no pleasure to be gained from this reading.

Excellent

(4 Sterne)

As stated by others, the text is complex—but only at first. Beyond that is an superbly crafted and bravely structured story of two lovers, and an astute depiction of rural England during the Napoleonic wars. The readings are for the most part excellent; however, several of the earlier sections are very difficult to follow and border on becoming offputting. But, I encourage the listener to persist.

Purest, Suspended Romance

(5 Sterne)

I imagine reading this story to be a bit laborious. However, listening was a patient pleasure; tiny doses mixed with historical background, which I enjoyed. Love suspended. Most of the volunteer readers were easy to listen to, some were not as easy. They did volunteer and I am thankful nonetheless.

excellent

(5 Sterne)

Most of the reading was superb. I love the way the story examines the real problems of remaining unmarried and the basic emotional problems of marriages, good and bad.

Sadly Disappointing

(2 Sterne)

I found the poor quality of sound so distracting that I couldn't listen beyond chapter 7 or so. Expertise of readers varied considerably. The story itself is great.