The Rain-Girl

Read by Anna Simon

(4.5 stars; 161 reviews)

Richard Beresford has recently returned from the WW-I trenches. He feels he can't go back to his old life in the Foreign Office. Instead, he sells all his possessions (except his books), and sets off on a tramp through the countryside. On the very first day he meets a mysterious girl with enchanting grey eyes, sitting on a gate, in the rain. They inadvertently get separated before he finds out her name, but he is determined to find her again.
Romantic comedy from 1919, by the author of "Patricia Brent, spinster". - Summary by Anna Simon (7 hr 5 min)


Chapter I - The Road to Nowhere 22:29 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter II - The Two Dragons and the Rain-Girl 29:06 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter III - Lost Days and the Doctor 24:41 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter IV - The Call of the Rain-Girl 16:05 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter V - The Search Begins 15:52 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VI - Lord Drewitt's Perplexities 21:01 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VII - Lady Drewitt Speaks her Mind 16:56 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VIII - The Heiress Indisposed 16:37 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter IX - The Pursuit to Folkestone 15:38 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter X - Lord Drewitt on Marriage 21:08 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XI - The Meeting with the Rain-Girl 23:18 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XII - The Thirty-Nine Articles 23:50 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XIII - A Question of Ankles 16:12 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XIV - The Danger Line 25:02 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XV - London and Lord Drewitt 14:33 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVI - The Nine Days Ended 25:25 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVII - Dr. Tallis Prescribes 16:51 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVIII - The Deluge 18:18 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XIX - The Morning After 18:00 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XX - Lady Drewitt's Alarm 23:13 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXI - Lord Drewitt: Ambassador 21:02 Read by Anna Simon


An interesting book

(5 stars)

First of all, Anna does a very good job of reading... yes, she mispronounces a few words here and there, but it does not subtract from the story at all. Secondly, this book gets more interesting, the further you get into it. Hang in there and listen to the first chapter or two and you will be glad you did!

light and airy storytelling

(5 stars)

Extremely well-read by Ms. Simon. The story is light and airy, but I felt perhaps lacking a bit in substance and somewhat drawn out. Still, an interesting glimpse into a hugely transitional era in history, the formation of the lost generation, and a brand of intelligent humor that is pretty much extinct nowadays.


(3.5 stars)

A companion of his other book, "Patrica Brent, Spinster." Characters from that book are casually dropped in this story, part of the same crowd. The good news is the audio for the last chapter is fixed. I enjoyed this book but it can't compare to the outstanding Patricia Brent, Spinster. But, I still recommend it

(3 stars)

While a slower pace than the other Jenkins novels I’ve read, and a bit darker (several brief passages about contemplation of suicide), it was still full of fun, unique characters, sweet romance, and a humorous glimpse into what it was like to be a poor relative to British nobility. Written in 1919.(The reader was wonderful.)


(5 stars)

Nice story and very good narration by Anna Simon. The narrator does miss pronounce a few words but English is not her native language. Me Simon has a wonderful voice any I’ll ever listening to more of her work.

Kept me interested

(5 stars)

Fun characters, and would make a entertaining movie like A Room with a View. The main character, was obviously overwhelmed with the war, but I see that love gave him purpose to live again.

Unusual Romance Post WW1

(4 stars)

The story drags a bit about midway, but picks up again at the end. Well read, and a good choice for a novel not requiring a lot of attention or thought.


(5 stars)

the building of the story is typically long, but is so witty! "Bow" is pronounced like a dog's bow-wow, not like the bow on a wrapped gift!!