The Tragic Bride

Read by Roger Melin

(4 stars; 44 reviews)

The story centers on Gabrielle Hewish, only and lonely child of Sir Jocelyn Hewish, a loveable lush and owner of the peaceful Roscarna estate nestled in the Irish countryside. In due course, young Gabrielle falls in love with a Navy man whose untimely demise sends her into a depression, and the consequences of which alter her future, culminating in a fascinating and quite unpredictable relationship with Mrs. Payne and her troubled son Arthur. A story of understanding in it's finest sense and aptly titled, The Tragic Bride is both interesting as a story and telling as a character study. (Summary by Roger Melin) (6 hr 13 min)


00 - Prologue 16:01 Read by Roger Melin
01 - Chapter 1 16:06 Read by Roger Melin
02 - Chapter 2 17:51 Read by Roger Melin
03 - Chapter 3 14:22 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Chapter 4 16:18 Read by Roger Melin
05 - Chapter 5 16:49 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Chapter 6 13:39 Read by Roger Melin
07 - Chapter 7 15:28 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Chapter 8 18:21 Read by Roger Melin
09 - Chapter 9 15:03 Read by Roger Melin
10 - Chapter 10 15:52 Read by Roger Melin
11 - Chapter 11 13:46 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Chapter 12 15:49 Read by Roger Melin
13 - Chapter 13 21:44 Read by Roger Melin
14 - Chapter 14 18:54 Read by Roger Melin
15 - Chapter 15 18:17 Read by Roger Melin
16 - Chapter 16 28:28 Read by Roger Melin
17 - Chapter 17 21:50 Read by Roger Melin
18 - Chapter 18 11:34 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Chapter 19 35:26 Read by Roger Melin
20 - Chapter 20 10:56 Read by Roger Melin
21 - Chapter 21 1:21 Read by Roger Melin


Hard to explain why I gave it a 3

(3 stars)

As always Roger Melin is an excellent narrator. The story itself is odd and quite frankly very uncomfortable to listen to sometimes. There is a small part in it that has to do with animal cruelty that was very, very upsetting. I find it hard to understand how the main character Gabrielle could ever forgive Arthur for that particular incident. The story ends rather abruptly as well leaving you with a rather unsatisfied feeling. I would say it is worth listening to but if you are sensitive like I am about animals, you might want to skip this one.

Heart Wrenching Tale

(5 stars)

As another reviewer states there is an animal cruelty passage in the book. There is only one and it is brief and serves to depict the mental and moral state of the young man who is integral to the story. The book is a heartbreaking tale of the result of the unbearable and isolated upbringing of Grabrielle Hewish and the tragic loss of love. It is a unique story that, once invested, one cannot put down. The Tragic Bride has a depth that is merely hinted at by its title. With the exceptional narration of Roger Melin its a must read.

Tragic it is!!

(3 stars)

Once you start, you really can't stop! Hoping something changes for this poor woman! Well, it doesn't. It just gets worse for her! This is definitely NOT a feel-good story!! After finishing the book, I just want to cry! Roger Melin is an amazing reader!!

(5 stars)

Bravo! Very well written and narrated! Not your common character study/story!

(1 stars)

Good job by Roger. Couldn't stay focused on the book.

sad but good story

(5 stars)

and as usual, great reader