The Gadfly


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(4.2 stars; 7 reviews)

An adventure thriller set in 1840s Italy under the dominance of Austria, a time of revolt and uprisings. The story of faith, disillusionment, revolution, romance, and heroism centres on the life of the protagonist, Arthur Burton, member of the Youth movement; his antagonist, Padre Montanelli; and his love Gemma. - Summary by Wikipedia and Mark Chulsky (11 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Part I, Chapter I 21:20 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part I, Chapter II 22:23 Read by SaraHale
Part I, Chapter III 14:30 Read by Kathleen Moore
Part I, Chapter IV 20:25 Read by SaraHale
Part I, Chapter V 17:39 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part I, Chapter VI 32:36 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part I, Chapter VII 35:23 Read by SaraHale
Part II, Chapter I 22:15 Read by Sam Isaacson
Part II, Chapter II 26:34 Read by Sam Isaacson
Part II, Chapter III 26:37 Read by SaraHale
Part II, Chapter IV 23:57 Read by SaraHale
Part II, Chapter V 25:12 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part II, Chapter VI 21:18 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part II, Chapter VII 18:23 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part II, Chapter VIII 39:46 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part II, Chapter IX 32:49 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part II, Chapter X 16:19 Read by Daria
Part II, Chapter XI 31:26 Read by Daria
Part III, Chapter I 24:11 Read by Daria
Part III, Chapter II 24:26 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part III, Chapter III 25:18 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part III, Chapter IV 32:23 Read by Gloria Begemann
Part III, Chapter V 16:41 Read by Deon Gines
Part III, Chapter VI 35:11 Read by Daria
Part III, Chapter VII 20:20 Read by Deon Gines
Part III, Chapter VIII 30:29 Read by Deon Gines
Epilogue 10:27 Read by Deon Gines

Reviews


(5 stars)

If you can make it past the first couple chapters' reading, this is actually a powerful, tragic story and definitely worth the listen. Most of the readers did a good enough job.

An okay title.


(2 stars)

Good enough prose, but overly melodramatic story with some unrealistic characters. Inconsistent or contradictory themes plague interactions. Narrator and audio quality vary wildly.