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The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

Gelesen von Simon Evers

(4,388 Sterne; 94 Bewertungen)

The novel opens with Carl Foster, a recently qualified doctor, coming to London to try and make his fortune. He meets a famous tenor, Signor Alresca, who suffers a dreadful injury backstage and Foster tends to him. He thus meets the lead soprano, Rosetta Rosa, and falls hopelessly in love with her.

Alresca takes Foster under his wing and they travel to Alresca's home in Bruges. It is clear to Foster that Alresca has some strange obsession. Foster also notices a stranger who seems to be dogging his footsteps.

Things take an even more sinister turn when Alresca inexplicably dies. . .

(Summary by Simon Evers) (5 hr 58 min)


Chapter 1 - My Splendid Cousin


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Chapter 2 - At the Opera


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Chapter 3 - The Cry of Alresca


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Chapter 4 - Rosa's Summons


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Chapter 5 - The Dagger and the Man


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Chapter 6 - Alresca's Fate


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Chapter 7 - The Vigil by the Bier


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Chapter 8 - The Message


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Chapter 9 - The Train


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Chapter 10 - The Steamer


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Chapter 11 - A Chat with Rosa


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Chapter 12 - Egg-and-milk


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Chapter 13 - The Portrait


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Chapter 14 - The Villa


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Chapter 15 - The Sheath of the Dagger


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Chapter 16 - The Thing in the Chair


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Chapter 17 - The Menace


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Chapter 18 - The Struggle


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Chapter 19 - The Intercession


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The Ghost

(5 Sterne)

This isn't the expected Five Towns novel but a rather unusual sortie into supernatural. Bennet was a brilliant writer and everything he did--from short stories to novels--is worth reading and rereading. Simon Evers does a great job. Flawless reading, good pacing, and high sound quality with very few/no sound artifacts. Thanks Simon! More please. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

The Ghost: A modern Fantasy.

(4,5 Sterne)

The narrator of this story was wonderful. I also enjoyed the story. Well done.

March Hare

(5 Sterne)

Mr. Evers narrates Mr. Bennett's entertaining novel very well ( with the exception of some background noise of traffic and others in the room?)

The Ghost A Modern Story

(5 Sterne)

Beautifully written and narrated. I enjoyed it immensely.

This Almost Killed Me

(5 Sterne)

Tales of ghosts are generally short because— who can sustain them? Only Arnold Bennett. And one hundred or so years later, what reader can make the customary ways of talking in those days sound right? Very few can; Simon Evers does and how he has the generosity to perform this long task I can’t say, of course. I did hear the cries of the gulls once or twice— wished I was there. Anyway— this story almost killed me with suspense and the resolution was perfect.

Bennett has better

(2 Sterne)

I really like some of his other books such as Thee Card and Buried Alive. those books made me laugh. I think he's a great writer, and the narrator is fantastic. Nevertheless, I just could not get into this book and found myself wishing it would end.

Good Story -- Excellent Reader

(5 Sterne)

This is a good one to listen to. The ghost story here is atmospheric, but rather different than the usual sort of plot these ghost things have. The reader is superb, and very well suited to the material. Listen.

Suspenseful Story

(5 Sterne)

This is a bit different from Arnold Bennett than expected but still an enjoyable story. Bennett writes so well and Simon Evers always brings a story to life. An exciting tale with well drawn characters it is a book worth reading.