The Italian


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(4.4 stars; 30 reviews)

The love story between a nobleman and a beautiful lady whom he meets in church leads both of them to unexpected places, as many people would not put up with their love. This novel is considered to be one of the best Gothic novels ever written, by one of the first (and best) writers of the genre. How does an "indecent" love story become a Gothic tale? What is the outcome of this love story? If you want to know, read this book. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

(18 hr 47 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 9:20 Read by Elizabeth Klett
01 - Chapter 1, part 1 26:18 Read by Marty Kris
02 - Chapter 1, part 2 22:30 Read by Marty Kris
03 - Chapter 2 36:47 Read by Natalie
04 - Chapter 3 32:22 Read by Natalie
05 - Chapter 4 18:36 Read by garyday
06 - Chapter 5 6:35 Read by garyday
07 - Chapter 6 42:59 Read by garyday
08 - Chapter 7 37:31 Read by LizMourant
09 - Chapter 8 43:57 Read by LizMourant
10 - Chapter 9 26:22 Read by LizMourant
11 - Chapter 10 17:51 Read by garyday
12 - Chapter 11 37:35 Read by garyday
13 - Chapter 12, part 1 28:11 Read by Marty Kris
14 - Chapter 12, part 2 29:11 Read by Marty Kris
15 - Chapter 13 42:20 Read by Marty Kris
16 - Chapter 14 18:43 Read by Marty Kris
17 - Chapter 15 23:11 Read by Marty Kris
18 - Chapter 16 37:07 Read by Marty Kris
19 - Chapter 17 48:30 Read by Tina Danh
20 - Chapter 18 18:29 Read by Marty Kris
21 - Chapter 19 29:11 Read by garyday
22 - Chapter 20 48:23 Read by garyday
23 - Chapter 21, part 1 24:27 Read by garyday
24 - Chapter 21, part 2 28:37 Read by garyday
25 - Chapter 22, part 1 24:38 Read by garyday
26 - Chapter 22, part 2 21:30 Read by Marty Kris
27 - Chapter 23 41:50 Read by Marty Kris
28 - Chapter 24 22:04 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
29 - Chapter 25 14:23 Read by Marty Kris
30 - Chapter 26, part 1 29:53 Read by Marty Kris
31 - Chapter 26, part 2 27:35 Read by Cate Barratt
32 - Chapter 27 21:38 Read by Cate Barratt
33 - Chapter 28 53:01 Read by Cate Barratt
34 - Chapter 29 29:48 Read by Cate Barratt
35 - Chapter 31, part 1 20:55 Read by Cate Barratt
36 - Chapter 31, part 2 19:28 Read by Cate Barratt
37 - Chapter 32 10:12 Read by Cate Barratt
38 - Chapter 33 35:57 Read by Cate Barratt
39 - Chapter 34 15:51 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
40 - Chapter 35 10:12

Reviews

ellene


(4 stars)

Marty Kris is to be heartily congratulated for his masterful job of bringing the characters to life. Cate Barrett, a fav, is to be commended for a narration that displays her narrative skill. I am sorry she appeared too little too late. The story is full of unexpected plot twists which keep the reader somewhat engaged. Lots of evil doings and near escapes. It’s not something Expatriate would have read.

Great Resource


(5 stars)

Very helpful. Follows along with my text very well. Thank you to those who contributed.

very enjoyable


(4.5 stars)

A interesting and suspenseful love story! Thank you for reading this tale.

dont usually go for group reads but this was great


(5 stars)

amazingly done


(4.5 stars)

while it’s a classic happy ending style typical of mrs radcliffe, i can’t say i didn’t enjoy every moment of the italian. vivaldi and ellena make a very sweet couple, though one does wonder how all these historical couples manage to fall in love on the strength of a pretty face! the plot was enjoyable and had some twists and turns - i found the escape from the convent to be quite suspenseful. the principle villain was very effectively done though i think his death rather scene was very stereotypically written. all in all, i really enjoyed it