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The Hand of Ethelberta

Gelesen von Simon Evers

(4,475 Sterne; 118 Bewertungen)

Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but became a governess and consequently, at the age of 18, married well. However, her husband died two weeks after the wedding. Her father-in-law, Lord Petherwin, died shortly afterwards. Ethelberta (now 21) lives with her mother-in-law, Lady Petherwin. In the three years that have elapsed since her marriage, Ethelberta has been treated to foreign travel and further privileges by Lady Petherwin but restricted from seeing her own family. The story follows Ethelberta's career as a famous poetess and storyteller. Meanwhile, she struggles to support her family and conceal the fact that her father is a butler. Ethelberta easily attracts four very persistent suitors but is reluctant to give her much-coveted hand. The book is written in serial form. (Summary by Simon Evers) (13 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

28:52

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Chapter 2

21:35

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Chapter 3

9:11

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Chapter 4

13:17

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Chapter 5

8:55

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Chapter 6

10:56

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Chapter 7

23:26

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Chapter 8

13:06

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Chapter 9

19:00

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Chapter 10

8:53

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Chapter 11

8:57

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Chapter 12

6:57

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Chapter 13

24:24

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Chapter 14

7:16

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Chapter 15

7:18

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Chapter 16

12:49

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Chapter 17

21:43

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Chapter 18

14:49

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Chapter 19

5:12

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Chapter 20

7:06

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Chapter 21

12:25

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Chapter 22

22:01

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Chapter 23

14:04

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Chapter 24

20:56

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Chapter 25

21:47

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Chapter 26

17:12

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Chapter 27

22:51

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Chapter 28

23:12

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Chapter 29

19:38

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Chapter 30

9:56

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Chapter 31

39:04

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Chapter 32

5:54

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Chapter 33

22:31

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Chapter 34

16:27

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Chapter 35

24:35

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Chapter 36

14:04

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Chapter 37

10:35

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Chapter 38

15:09

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Chapter 39

33:20

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Chapter 40

17:52

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Chapter 41

13:39

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Chapter 42

14:18

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Chapter 43

23:44

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Chapter 44

26:36

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Chapter 45

24:30

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Chapter 46

33:06

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Chapter 47

17:41

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Sequel

15:48

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Bewertungen

excellently read

(4 Sterne)

I enjoyed the reading of the story more than I enjoyed the story itself. It is certainly not in the same league as Tess of the D'Urbervilles but it was nevertheless a good companion on long drives.

Great reader, odd book

(4 Sterne)

simon Evers gave a great reading, as always, but the story dragged and the plot line was odd, and the main character opaque in her motivation.

The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardly

(5 Sterne)

As always I totally enjoyed this book by Thomas Hardy. The narrator is excellent. Thank you LibriVox!

Great recording by narrator

(1 Sterne)

2019 - Narrator Marathon I couldn't wrap my brain & ears around it. I may try again another time.

(4 Sterne)

excelente old fashioned romance. I had not heard if this title from the author of Far From the madding crowd, pleasant surprise.

rbkhberg

(5 Sterne)

This is a great story, and I really enjoyed the twist at the end. The reader did an excellent job.

Was not captivated by this one, even though read by Evers.

(3 Sterne)

The last few chapters were the most interesting and engaging.

well read

(5 Sterne)

This text is very well read and a pleasure to listen to