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Linda

Cherokee Village, AR, United States

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  • The French Lieutenant's Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Fowles
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (204)

    At Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast, a young Victorian amateur palaentologist, Charles Smithson, is struck by a solitary figure standing at the far end of the Cobb, staring out to sea. It is Sarah Woodruff, known to the locals as 'poor Tragedy' since her apparent liaison with a French sailor who has since deserted her. Although Charles is already engaged to a young heiress, he is immediately beguiled and eventually infatuated with Sarah.

    Darwin8u says: "Writes with a sharp elegance that is breathtaking"
    "Unbelievably Boring and Pointless"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could John Fowles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop interrupting the story with reminders that it IS only a story that he's making up; and make it actually have a storyline that goes somewhere.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO!


    Any additional comments?

    Do not waste a credit on this book. It was NOT what I thought it would be and took me at least a month to finish listening to it. I kept thinking that it would make sense at some point, only it never did.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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