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The Semi-Attached Couple

Gelesen von Elizabeth Klett

(4,624 Sterne; 249 Bewertungen)

Young and beautiful Helen Eskdale and fabulously wealthy Lord Teviot seem to be the perfect match. But when they marry, they find that misunderstandings and jealousies continually drive them apart. The machinations and intrigues of a large supporting cast surround the central question of whether their marriage will survive. Emily Eden's comedy of manners is reminiscent of Jane Austen's witty and ironic novels. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) (7 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

16:09

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Chapter 2

5:59

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Chapter 3

12:05

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Chapter 4

10:01

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Chapter 5

4:48

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Chapter 6

6:28

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Chapter 7

8:17

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Chapter 8

5:30

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Chapter 9

6:31

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Chapter 10

6:37

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Chapter 11

4:59

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Chapter 12

11:32

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Chapter 13

9:07

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Chapter 14

4:06

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Chapter 15

5:06

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Chapter 16

11:35

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Chapter 17

4:25

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Chapter 18

14:40

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Chapter 19

5:46

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Chapter 20

10:08

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Chapter 21

9:54

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Chapter 22

13:48

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Chapter 23

7:54

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Chapter 24

7:40

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Chapter 25

6:57

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Chapter 26

15:20

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Chapter 27

13:30

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Chapter 28

17:01

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Chapter 29

14:53

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Chapter 30

9:22

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Chapter 31

6:14

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Chapter 32

12:59

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Chapter 33

4:49

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Chapter 34

14:25

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Chapter 35

8:43

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Chapter 36

11:43

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Chapter 37

18:46

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Chapter 38

5:19

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Chapter 39

13:24

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Chapter 40

5:45

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Chapter 41

9:43

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Chapter 42

15:29

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Chapter 43

6:26

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Chapter 44

7:07

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Chapter 45

16:28

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Chapter 46

5:13

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Chapter 47

13:24

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Chapter 48

14:40

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Bewertungen

good book!

(5 Sterne)

I liked this book tremendously! I even liked that I hated a certain character so much that I would find myself rolling my eyes and complaining out loud to myself whenever she would speak... lol. Of course miss Klett did an amazing job! (as usual :-)) She has the ability to melt your heart with some of the tones she uses with certain characters. Her command of giving different distinct voices to the characters is second to none! Hands down the best reader I've ever listened to!.... I have listened to her recordings exclusively for over a month now... please enjoy I sure did!

Another excellent reading by EK but....

(4 Sterne)

Ok... This is a story about an incredibly immature young man who is a jealous, possibly sociopathic husband. It is a fault of the author in understanding the general character of men that she expects us to sympathize with him or believe that his reverses are, in any way, the reflection of normal human maturity. The author is trying to imitate Jane Austin without the careful insight into character that Austin has. A couple of the stock characters are annoying beyond endurance. I listened to it to the end only because Elizabeth Klett was reading it. It IS worth it on that score.

So Much Fun!

(5 Sterne)

Elizabeth Klett is the first narrator I ever listened to on LibriVox or anywhere else for that matter. She is flawless and I loved her narration of this book and I loved the book. A young wealthy man marries the love of his life but they don’t appear suitable for each other. Helen is only 18 and quite naive. She has a strong supportive family while her new husband has never experienced a close family relationship. Not only internal but external forces are affecting their new marriage and Helen just wants to go home. It’s a light often funny look at times past and makes for a delicious listen.

Excellent reading by E. Klett

(4 Sterne)

As usual I really enjoyed listening to E. Klett's reading. However, the story with its multitude of characters and side plots failed to keep my attention, as I kept being confused by who was who, and wondered for the first dozen chapters what the title had to do with the story. I much preferred "The semi-detached house" by the same author (also read by E. Klett", which is whittier and has a more compact cast of characters and story line.

(5 Sterne)

Profound portrayal of personalities, dynamics within families and marriages. Humorous but genuine relationships are depicted by a wise observer. The author confronts sexual biases , late 19 Th century political change , and its economic barriers with a deceptive light manner but insightful touch.

(5 Sterne)

I liked this story much more than Semi-Detached House. The characters are deeper as well as problematics. I liked how Eden described the conflict between husband and wife and its resolution. Also kudos to Elizabeth Klett, her reading is the best as always.

interesting and well read

(5 Sterne)

I didn't know what to make of it in the beginning, but it's far better than some previous reviews imply. I guess it's more about what the listener wants to gain from the story.

(5 Sterne)

I can’t begin to tell you how much I’m charmed by the main couple. Poor Teviot was so confused by the fairer sex! And how Elizabeth Klett conveyed the comedy was so superb, I just couldn’t stop smiling.