Love Jane Austen and Agatha Christy. Simple clean romance with lovable characters or non-gory, puzzling and amusing mysteries.
The Little House at Allington
Molly - she is the heroine
Very good story of family and relationships with a bit of romance
I just devoured this book! The characters are beautifully etched, with great humor and great sympathy. A truly fun book, and Prunella Scales is perfection. Can't wait to listen to more from her!
Gasped when I got to the end, and found it was unfinished - but only a few pages short of the end. There is no doubt about how it will all turn out, but it's a shame she didn't get to finish it. Don't let that deter you - it's a delight.
I SOOO wish I had known this before the end. I just about screamed when at the last chapter it stopped! That being said, I did enjoy the story. I spent almost 24 hours listening, and did not regret it until the very end. Even then, I think if I would have been prepared for the authors death, I would have been fine with it. She had already tied up the loose ends and the writing really was on the wall for the ending. After finishing the book, I immediately watched the mini-series and was happy that they really did end it with what I think was the perfect ending to Elizabeth Gaskell's story.
I only wish Prunella Scales recorded more audiobooks, as she is the ideal narrator for this sort of novel, flawlessly assuming every character, the author's above all.
The novel is unfortunately unfinished, though only a few pages were yet to be written at Gaskell's death, and she had foreshadowed how the story would end. It would be a shame to miss such a good book because the ending is cut short, but you need to be aware of this before beginning.
The reader draws you in and holds you. You feel like you know what's coming next then surprise! Great read (listen) great reader, the end slays you! Love loved loved it!
Certainly. I enjoy Elizabeth Gaskell's stories, both in book and movie form.
Obviously, the main character Molly.
She sounds a lot like Judi Dench reading to me. That is who I couldn't help to picture.
Prunella Scales did a wonderful job with the voices, I always knew which character was talking.
I have loved tis book for a long time and having it as an audiobook is fantastic.
Female, love a good mystery, Victorian English literature and love to laugh (Dickens, Austen, Trollepe, Wodehouse, Gaskell, Elliot
Loved "everything" about this book. Intelligent author and most beautifully narrated by Prunella Scales.
It was all good.
No but I will seek out books she narrates because she is an outstanding narrator and does both male and female voices beautifully.
This is a stupid question; however I will respond by saying that I would enjoy knowing all the characters in this book.
It is obvious why Elizabeth Gaskell's books have been chosen by Masterpiece Theatre for dramatization.
The Reading is beautiful, this book is very much worth a listen
But you should be aware that the last chapter was never finished by the author so if you need everything tied up in a neat little bow its not going to happen
Its fairly easy to guess from where its left what happens to the characters though and don't let that put you off.
Wonderful book! This particular narrator tends to rush the dialogue, especially when reading the characters with heavier accents, which made many lines difficult for me to understand.