A House Divided Against Itself

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(4.6 stars; 4 reviews)

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." So said Abraham Lincoln in 1858. Here we have the irascible Mr. Waring, an elderly English ex-patriot, living in Italy with his charming daughter, Frances. Mr. Waring was there long before the hotels and the tourists, and resents them all, especially the gawkers, of which there were many... and most of them fellow Englishmen. We see that petite Frances is mistress of the house, and carries out her duties in the fashion of a true English lady, although this is more by accident than design, since she barely remembers the land of her birth, nor are there any English ladies to guide her. But, sweet as she seems, there is another side to her character, which makes itself known when an unexpected visitor arrives.( Lynne Thompson) (17 hr 31 min)


I 21:34 Read by Julian Pratley
II 26:21 Read by AnaNaumoska
III 21:11 Read by AnaNaumoska
IV 24:48 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
V 20:33 Read by Lynne T
VI 23:49 Read by Kat Andrews
VII 23:01 Read by Kathleen Moore
VIII 24:42 Read by Kathleen Moore
IX 25:59 Read by Kathleen Moore
X 20:08 Read by Shellbellinnes
XI 22:50 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XII 23:59 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XIII 21:06 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XIV 25:00 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XV 20:28 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XVI 20:39 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XVII 19:05 Read by Kat Andrews
XVIII 21:14 Read by Kat Andrews
XIX 19:15 Read by Kat Andrews
XX 22:00 Read by Kat Andrews
XXI 23:03 Read by Kat Andrews
XXII 17:14 Read by Kat Andrews
XXIII 19:43 Read by Kat Andrews
XXIV 22:29 Read by Kat Andrews
XXV 28:21 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXVI 16:39 Read by Rutherford Osborn
XXVII 21:02 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXVIII 19:50 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXIX 19:55 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXX 18:44 Read by AnaNaumoska
XXXI 21:04 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXII 19:58 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXIII 19:23 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXIV 19:24 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXV 18:47 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXVI 20:36 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXVII 19:08 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXVIII 21:05 Read by Kat Andrews
XXXIX 19:36 Read by Kat Andrews
XL 27:13 Read by Joshua Paul Seeger.
XLI 22:12 Read by Joshua Paul Seeger.
XLII 21:31 Read by Jan Perkins
XLIII 26:51 Read by Kat Andrews
XLIV 29:45 Read by Kat Andrews
XLV 22:09 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XLVI 24:03 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XLVII 23:22 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XLVIII 20:14 Read by Nancy Gorgen


(5 stars)

A wonderful story, well read. I really enjoyed this one: the characters are likable, and the dynamics between them fascinating. I'll definitely be listening to more Oliphant. Thank you very much to all the readers.