The Right of Way

Read by Tom Weiss

(4.6 stars; 23 reviews)

Charley Steele is a successful and brilliant Canadian lawyer. He has a nagging wife, Kathleen, and a lazy brother-in-law, Billy. In spite of his success, he is disillusioned with his life, drinks too much, and is deeply troubled by his agnosticism which leads to trouble and confusion. When Billy embezzles money, Charley discovers the theft and sets out to make things right. Charley however, ends up in a waterfront saloon where he encounters a barroom brawl and becomes unconscious. Charley loses his memory and ends up in the Canadian Northwoods where he falls in love with a pretty postmistress, Rosalie. He finds he is perfectly content with his "new" life but when his memory returns, he is deeply disturbed by his past and ponders whether to return to his old life to make amends. Mystery, romance, and intrigue are interwoven throughout the novel. The Right of Way was made into movies in 1915, 1920, and 1931. (Summary by Tom Weiss) (0 hr 17 min)


00 - Introduction 14:19 Read by Tom Weiss
01 - Chapters 1 & 2 40:07 Read by Tom Weiss
02 - Chapters 3 through 6 35:59 Read by Tom Weiss
03 - Chapters 7 & 8 41:07 Read by Tom Weiss
04 - Chapters 9, 10, & 11 47:00 Read by Tom Weiss
05 - Chapters 12, 13, & 14 46:54 Read by Tom Weiss
06 - Chapters 15, 16, 17 & 18 42:23 Read by Tom Weiss
07 - Chapters 19, 20, 21, & 22 39:47 Read by Tom Weiss
08 - Chapters 23, 24, & 25 40:28 Read by Tom Weiss
09 - Chapters 26, 27, & 28 42:52 Read by Tom Weiss
10 - Chapters 29, 30, & 31 50:21 Read by Tom Weiss
11 - Chapters 32, 33, 34, 35, & 36 44:52 Read by Tom Weiss
12 - Chapters 37, 38 & 39 35:39 Read by Tom Weiss
13 - Chapters 40, 41, 42, & 43 42:52 Read by Tom Weiss
14 - Chapters 44, 45, & 46 37:33 Read by Tom Weiss
15 - Chapters 47, 48, & 49 34:14 Read by Tom Weiss
16 - Chapters 50, 51, 52, & 53 32:38 Read by Tom Weiss
17 - Chapters 54, 55, 56, & 57 34:34 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 58 through Epilogue 34:08 Read by Tom Weiss


Gilbert Parker rocks my world and Wilkie Collins turned it upside down!

(5 stars)

"The right of way" is my all time hands-down favorite audiobook ever! This is my third time listening to it and it just gets better and better. The plot, the characters and Wilkie Collins as the reader just made this story draw me in and made me wish for a simpler time in life as did the characters in the story. And the tension between the two lovers was ridiculously amazing! And the relationship between two injured men lifting each other up and encouraging each other to grow and be better people was so touching . And the religious aspect was completely appropriate and I appreciated that element very much even though I am not a Catholic. Just when you think the story is going to head one way it completely pulls the rug out from under your feet and goes in an unexpected and different direction. WOW!!! GIVE THIS STORY A LISTEN !!!

Bravo from Borneo

(5 stars)

Bravo! Bravo! This is an epic tale that deals with some major themes of life. In its simplist overview, it charts the course of a man's life and the impossibility of truly moving on from his haunting past despite the fresh start he is afforded and the good that he does in a new setting. However, so much more, the story explores so wonderfully themes of faith, love, loyalty and betrayal. This is a book that will move you, make you contemplate your own life and leave you rejoicing that an author can command language so powerfully. Capeau to Tom Weiss as always for his superb narration and for bringing the characters to life.

(5 stars)

What a beautiful story. Impecable reading in a perfect pace and tone. love it.

The Right of Way

(5 stars)

Beautiful story. Beautifully narrated. Thanks again.

(4.5 stars)

Very deep and moving story. The reader is decent.