Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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(4.2 stars; 153 reviews)

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre “Erotica.” It was written by John Cleland as he was serving hard time at a debtor’s prison in London. Over the centuries, the novel has been repeatedly banned by authorities, assuring its preeminent role in the history of the ongoing struggle against censorship of free expression.

(9 hr 27 min)


Chapter 01 1:05:44 Read by Chip
Chapter 02 55:43 Read by Peter Yearsley
Chapter 03 1:11:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Chapter 04 53:44 Read by Chip
Chapter 05 28:45 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Chapter 06 1:01:42 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Chapter 07 1:00:50 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 08 55:27 Read by Gesine
Chapter 09 52:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Chapter 10 1:01:40 Read by Nocturna


Almost 200,000 downloads and NOT one review! HAHAHA!

(5 stars)

This is too fun to review after all this time. For all our dear volunteers at librivox, whom I've known so long after this production was published... I do love you and no, NOT in Madam Hill's manner, necessarily. But *this* took guts. And boy! Don't we all appreciate it? NO one will dare critique any production quality in the audio as they would have to ADMIT to listening... Hee hee! Too funny... Enjoy everyone, not that you haven't done so already. As a dear friend of mine has said... "FAN-ny Hill is right! *fanning himself* WOO HOO!" *wink, wink... nudge, nudge* ;)

Fanny Hill

(5 stars)

its great, loved the first reader, the fact that it is written by a man gives the imagination he has of a woman of such demeanor. Love this book

(3.5 stars)

Would have been better with one reader, but all were adequate except chapter 7. Recommend reviewing readers before posting their work, it was unbearable...the story was great though

Fanny with the big booty

(4 stars)

Fanny hit the debtors prison yard with that clean hot oven in the trunk....set the yard on FIRE! Lock down, ohhhhh I'm sure they'll find something to do in that cell. Fanny can wreck a home from prison the way she throws it back...

loved it

(5 stars)

definitely worthy of a listen. I usually don't listen to books with multiple readers, but this one was really good.


(5 stars)

The moral lecture at the end was, in my estimate for an excuse for the quite lively subject discussed.


(4 stars)

I enjoyed the book as a whole. 4 stars simply because the chapters are read by different people.

Fanny Hill

(5 stars)

Good read, but I think a female narrator for the whole book would have been better.