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Esther Waters

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“She stood on the platform watching the receding train. A few bushes hid the curve of the line; the white vapour rose above them, evaporating in the pale evening. A moment more and the last carriage would pass out of sight. The white gates swung forward slowly and closed over the line”. Thus opens the novel about Esther Waters, young, pious woman from a poor working class family who, while working as a kitchen maid, is seduced by another employee, becomes pregnant, is deserted by her lover, and against all odds decides to raise her child as a single mother. Esther Waters is one of a group of Victorian novels that depict the life of a “fallen woman”. It is considered to be Moore’s best novel. (Summary from Wikipedia, revised by Stav Nisser.) (14 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

17:07

Read by Cori Samuel

Chapter 02

27:00

Read by Cori Samuel

Chapter 03

20:30

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 04

8:51

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 05

8:14

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 06

10:13

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 07

6:32

Read by Pete

Chapter 08

13:25

Read by Pete

Chapter 09

23:48

Read by Pete

Chapter 10

11:52

Read by Pete

Chapter 11

20:10

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 12

17:20

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 13

30:30

Read by Pete

Chapter 14

12:31

Read by Pete

Chapter 15

10:17

Read by Pete

Chapter 16

14:34

Read by Pete

Chapter 17

23:10

Read by Pete

Chapter 18

28:13

Read by Pete

Chapter 19

19:00

Read by Pete

Chapter 20

31:50

Read by Pete

Chapter 21

17:56

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 22

9:28

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 23

15:49

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 24

13:38

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 25

37:49

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 26

32:16

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 27

10:22

Read by Neeru Iyer

Chapter 28

4:06

Read by Neeru Iyer

Chapter 29

17:39

Read by Neeru Iyer

Chapter 30

29:29

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 31

11:39

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 32

16:55

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 33

16:52

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 34

10:54

Read by Neeru Iyer

Chapter 35

20:34

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 36

18:50

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 37

6:59

Read by Neeru Iyer

Chapter 38

22:47

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 39

8:59

Read by Bridget Gaige

Chapter 40

27:06

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 41

16:40

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 42

37:24

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 43

21:27

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 44

24:25

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 45

20:39

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 46

9:08

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 47

8:42

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 48

8:06

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Bewertungen

A tough one to rate

(3 Sterne)

Wow this was a long book. I honestly felt that I could have bypassed chapters 26 - 44. It just went on and on and on about the horse racing stuff. The first part of the book I felt was good. Watching Esther struggle and seeing where the story would take her. The last half of the book was tedious. I wanted to kick Esther for some of her choices. The end of the story seemed to fall a bit short as well after those long winded 20 odd chapters of horse betting nonsense. The narration in spots was poor. I love Lars Rolander and Bridget, they are both enjoyable. I did not enjoy two of the other narrators who had very poor sound quality combined with difficult accents.