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The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

Gelesen von Simon Evers

(4,387 Sterne; 84 Bewertungen)

The novel opens with Carl Foster, a recently qualified doctor, coming to London to try and make his fortune. He meets a famous tenor, Signor Alresca, who suffers a dreadful injury backstage and Foster tends to him. He thus meets the lead soprano, Rosetta Rosa, and falls hopelessly in love with her.

Alresca takes Foster under his wing and they travel to Alresca's home in Bruges. It is clear to Foster that Alresca has some strange obsession. Foster also notices a stranger who seems to be dogging his footsteps.

Things take an even more sinister turn when Alresca inexplicably dies. . .

(Summary by Simon Evers) (5 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - My Splendid Cousin

15:33

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Chapter 2 - At the Opera

24:34

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Chapter 3 - The Cry of Alresca

17:29

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Chapter 4 - Rosa's Summons

18:33

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Chapter 5 - The Dagger and the Man

33:07

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Chapter 6 - Alresca's Fate

28:56

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Chapter 7 - The Vigil by the Bier

14:06

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Chapter 8 - The Message

17:42

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Chapter 9 - The Train

24:54

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Chapter 10 - The Steamer

26:27

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Chapter 11 - A Chat with Rosa

15:22

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Chapter 12 - Egg-and-milk

14:47

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Chapter 13 - The Portrait

14:46

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Chapter 14 - The Villa

12:59

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Chapter 15 - The Sheath of the Dagger

12:29

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Chapter 16 - The Thing in the Chair

15:24

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Chapter 17 - The Menace

16:35

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Chapter 18 - The Struggle

16:00

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Chapter 19 - The Intercession

18:51

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Bewertungen

March Hare

(5 Sterne)

Mr. Evers narrates Mr. Bennett's entertaining novel very well ( with the exception of some background noise of traffic and others in the room?)

The Ghost: A modern Fantasy.

(4,5 Sterne)

The narrator of this story was wonderful. I also enjoyed the story. Well done.

The Ghost A Modern Story

(5 Sterne)

Beautifully written and narrated. I enjoyed it immensely.

The Ghost

(5 Sterne)

This isn't the expected Five Towns novel but a rather unusual sortie into supernatural. Bennet was a brilliant writer and everything he did--from short stories to novels--is worth reading and rereading. Simon Evers does a great job. Flawless reading, good pacing, and high sound quality with very few/no sound artifacts. Thanks Simon! More please. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

Bennett has better

(2 Sterne)

I really like some of his other books such as Thee Card and Buried Alive. those books made me laugh. I think he's a great writer, and the narrator is fantastic. Nevertheless, I just could not get into this book and found myself wishing it would end.

The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

(2 Sterne)

The narrator of this story did a good job. For that I give 2 stars. However, the noises in the background disturbing. The story itself was a disappointment and a waste of time. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Good Story -- Excellent Reader

(5 Sterne)

This is a good one to listen to. The ghost story here is atmospheric, but rather different than the usual sort of plot these ghost things have. The reader is superb, and very well suited to the material. Listen.

Suspenseful Story

(5 Sterne)

This is a bit different from Arnold Bennett than expected but still an enjoyable story. Bennett writes so well and Simon Evers always brings a story to life. An exciting tale with well drawn characters it is a book worth reading.