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The Manchester Man

Gelesen von Phil Benson

(4,556 Sterne; 9 Bewertungen)

Jabez Clegg, the Manchester man, floats into this historical novel in 1799, carried downstream by the River Irk in flood. Jabez's rise to commercial success mirrors the rise of the city at the heart of the industrial revolution. Mrs George Linnaeus Banks (nee Isabella Varley) weaves a web of historical fact and fiction in a fast-paced story built around the rivalry between the Jabez and his nemesis Laurence Aspinall, and the fate of Augusta Ashton, who is loved by both but loves only one. An entertaining fictional journey through the early 19th century history of the city of Manchester, the book also has serious points to make about women's choices and domestic violence. (Summary by Phil Benson) (15 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Chapter I: The Flood

16:21

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Chapter II: No One Knows

18:55

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Chapter III: How the Rev. Joshua Brookes and Simon Clegg Interpreted a Shakespe…

18:49

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Chapter IV: Mischief

16:58

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Chapter V: Ellen Chadwick

20:53

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Chapter VI: To Martial Music

17:05

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Chapter VII: The Reverend Joshua Brookes

16:16

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Chapter VIII: The Blue-Coat School

17:53

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Chapter IX: The Snake

18:39

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Chapter X: First Antagonism

16:36

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Chapter XI: The Blue-Coat Boy

21:24

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Chapter XII: The Gentleman

10:52

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Chapter XIII: Simon's Pupil

15:19

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Chapter XIV: Jabez Goes Out Into The World

18:30

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Chapter XV: Apprenticeship

17:55

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Chapter XVI: In War And Peace

19:47

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Chapter XVII: In The Warehouse

18:53

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Chapter XVIII: Easter Monday

17:37

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Chapter XIX: Peterloo

27:16

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Chapter XX: Action And Reaction

17:04

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Chapter XXI: Wounded

17:05

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Chapter XXII: Mr. Clegg

17:15

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Chapter XXIII: In The Theatre Royal

15:24

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Chapter XXIV: Madame Broadbent's Fan

17:56

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Chapter XXV: Retrospective

18:48

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Chapter XXVI: On The Portico Steps

17:27

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Chapter XXVII: Manhood

15:26

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Chapter XXVIII: Once In A Life

17:43

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Chapter XXIX: On Ardwick Green Pond

21:33

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Chapter XXX: Blind

16:51

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Chapter XXXI: Coronation Day

19:57

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Chapter XXXII: Evening: Indoors And Out

18:48

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Chapter XXXIII: Clogs

18:10

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Chapter XXXIV: Birds Of A Feather

15:15

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Chapter XXXV: At Carr's Cottage

19:24

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Chapter XXXVI: The Lovers' Walk

19:01

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Chapter XXXVII: A Ride On A Rainy Night

17:58

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Chapter XXXVIII: Defeated

17:10

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Chapter XXXIX: Like Father, Like Son

16:19

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Chapter XL: With All His Faults

16:42

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Chapter XLI: Marriage

18:57

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Chapter XLII: Blows

20:46

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Chapter XLIII: Partnership

20:58

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Chapter XLIV: Man And Beast

21:19

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Chapter XLV: Wounds Inflicted And Endured

19:19

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Chapter XLVI: The Mower With His Scythe

17:22

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Chapter XLVII: The Last Act

27:29

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Appendix 1 & 2

14:41

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Final Appendix (Historical)

57:22

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Bewertungen

Marvelous Storytelling!

(5 Sterne)

This is one of the best books I’ve listened to and Phil Benson is flawless! He slips frequently into the dialect of the time and place which adds to the already heady pace of the story. The character development is superb and makes one care about every character and what happens next. I couldn’t put it down!

Eternity... not infinitely engaging.

(3 Sterne)

Seems to go on forever. Had many engaging parts. Historical fiction that gives a glimpse into what life was like. Good narrator.