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Lady Audley's Secret

Gelesen von Elizabeth Klett

(4,61 Sterne; 1372 Bewertungen)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's first novel, Lady Audley's Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 1862, it tells the story of the lovely Lucy Graham, who becomes Lady Audley at the beginning of the novel, and who conceals a scandalous secret from her new husband and his family. The plot, which includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction, made this a shocking but highly successful story for Victorian audiences. It remains one of the best examples of 19th century sensational fiction, and is a wonderfully absorbing book. (Summary written by gloriana). (14 hr 16 min)

Chapters

01 – Lucy

28:55

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02 – On Board the Argus

26:02

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03 – Hidden Relics

16:13

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04 – In the First Page of ‘The Times’

11:20

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05 – The Headstone at Ventnor

12:23

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06 – Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World

11:21

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07 – After a Year

24:33

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08 – Before the Storm

24:37

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09 – After the Storm

14:34

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10 – Missing

8:22

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11 – The Mark Upon My Lady’s Wrist

11:36

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12 – Still Missing

10:26

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13 – Troubled Dreams

14:51

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14 – Phoebe’s Suitor

16:44

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15 – On the Watch

23:15

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16 – Robert Audley Gets His Conge

18:10

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17 – At the Castle Inn

12:01

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18 – Robert Receives a Visitor Whom He Had Scarcely Expected

12:20

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19 – The Writing in the Book

25:45

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20 – Mrs. Plowson

16:20

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21 – Little Georgey Leaves His Old Home

26:20

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22 – Coming to a Standstill

28:30

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23 – Clara

17:05

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24 – George’s Letters

15:48

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25 – Retrograde Investigation

31:53

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26 – So Far and No Farther

24:47

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27 – Beginning at the Other End

23:14

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28 – Hidden in the Grave

19:29

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29 – In the Lime-Walk

35:26

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30 – Preparing the Ground

23:12

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31 – Phoebe’s Petition

28:39

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32 – The Red Light in the Sky

36:14

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33 – The Bearer of the Tidings

30:02

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34 – My Lady Tells the Truth

32:45

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35 – The Hush That Succeeds the Tempest

23:26

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36 – Doctor Mosgrave’s Advice

17:18

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37 – Buried Alive

22:03

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38 – Ghost-Haunted

58:12

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39 – Restored

17:55

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40 – At Peace

4:39

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Bewertungen

Fantastic!

(5 Sterne)

I am a seamstress and listened to LAS while I sewed face masks during the month of April 2020 while staying home safely amongst Covid-19. This excellent book kept my mind engaged while I worked. It was very well balanced and had just the right mix of elements. I found the reader most skilled in her vocal personalities!

Engaging story, well narrated

(5 Sterne)

I love 19th century English literature but was unfamiliar with this author. This was part drama, part mystery, with some understated love story thrown in. The story was well written, engaging, and provided a good ending. I really enjoy Elizabeth Klett as a narrator. She doesn’t do distinct voices for characters but her inflection and tone are enjoyable and I have sought out multiple books read by her. Thank you LibriVox and Elizabeth Klett. You provide a wonderful and greatly appreciated service.

A very good "read"

(5 Sterne)

Elizabeth Klett is an excellent reader. The book is very good. I won't repeat what others have said. I didn't find any parts dry. Don't let the fact that the story lets you know where it is going stop you from listening to it. I am really glad I didn't. The difficulty isn't so much with the, who done it, but more with the how to deal with the mess.

(5 Sterne)

SO well read. An intriguing story, and fun to listen to. Yes, I had it figured out about half way through, but I think the author meant for you to figure it out. Regardless, it kept me on the edge of my seat to see how it all unfolded. I think that was more of the point. Good, fun, and very well read. Highly recommend!

Page Turner!

(5 Sterne)

Another beautifully read story by Elizabeth Klett! Just superb! This is a page turner that you'll think you have all figured out early on, but don't be to confident! The mystery is in the details, and in a thousand twists and turns that are impossible to predict. Honor, character, kindness, mercy, and forgiveness are all strong themes in this fascinating tale.

Perfect!

(5 Sterne)

I read and enjoyed the book years ago but thought I'd listen to it anyway. So glad I did! There are many details I'd forgotten, and the story is so much more developed than I'd remembered. It reminds me in a way of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca, which is powerful & understated. Naturally Ms. Klett's reading is perfect.

(3 Sterne)

The recording of this book that I listened to was superb. The narrator was a true master of her craft. The book is classified as sensational fiction and is written in the style very similar to that of Jane Austen. If the reader enjoys this style of prose then this book will bring many houses of joyous reading. As for the detective part of the book it is in the style of Columbo - the tv series with Peter Falk. The rhythm is slow for the first half of the book then it steadily increases in the two thirds of the second half and then it slows down considerably toward the end. All main characters are well developed. This is the main strength of this novel - characters development. It is done superbly. As for the plot, that’s where in my opinion the book falls short of expectations. The plot becomes predictable. Yes, there is mystery and suspense at the beginning but then it all slowly fizzles out. Still, this book is worth reading.

Interesting

(5 Sterne)

Librivox has introduced me to many authors that I had not discovered. Some, like Melville; were more enjoyable read aloud, some, like Trollope, I had dismissed as not being my cup of tea because he is SO amazingly prolific, and the 1st I encountered was not up to his usual standard, and some were unknown to me, like Frederick Marryat, Jerome K. Jerome or George Groosmith. I listen to Librivox when falling asleep and when awakened throughout the night due to insomnia, which almost turns insomnia into an asset. Elizabeth Klett, the narrator, is very good. Some of the Librivox narrators are SO wonderful, like Adrian Praetzellis, Jonh Greenman, Ms. Klett, and others adding immeasurably to my listening pleasure. Thanks, Librivox.