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Elizabeth Klett

Houston, TX USA
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  • The Awakening

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Kate Chopin's 1899 novella The Awakening is about the personal, sexual, and artistic awakening of a young wife and mother, Edna Pontellier. While on vacation at Grand Isle, an island in the Gulf of Mexico, Edna befriends the talented pianist Mlle. Reisz and the sympathetic Robert Lebrun, both of whom will influence her startling life choices.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware - pirated from LibriVox

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 10-16-18

Buyer beware - pirated from LibriVox

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I am the narrator of this book. I produced the book for LibriVox, which provides free public domain audiobooks. You can download this book for free here: librivox .org/ the-awakening-version-2-by-kate-chopin/

Booktrack is yet another company attempting to make money by pirating LibriVox audiobooks - made by volunteers intending that listeners will be able to download and listen for free. If you click on their name you will see that they have "published" many audiobooks - all taken from LibriVox. The Awakening is a wonderful classic by an amazing author - but please don't give these people your money.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia

  • A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Clara Benson
  • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone - or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freddy is Back

  • By Jerri C on 05-07-17

Delightful British period mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-17

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Clara Benson writes British period mysteries that are very fun to read - and narrator Gethyn Edwards makes this novel great fun to listen to. He's the perfect choice to voice louche dilettante Freddy Pilkington-Soames, and he does a great job with the daffy array of characters in this entertaining mystery.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Princess (Paperless Edition)

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialized novel entitled Sara Crewe; Or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. According to Burnett, she had been composing a play based on the story when she found out a lot of characters she had missed. The publisher asked her to publish a new, revised story of the novella, producing the novel.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 06-18-17

Buyer beware!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-17

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Ethan Frome

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

"Ethan Frome" is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, "Ethan Frome", in 1993. "Ethan Frome" tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character's fraught relationships with his "sickly, cantankerous" wife Zeena and his young, beautiful cousin Mattie Silver.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-04-17

Buyer beware!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible. Elizabeth Klett

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Summer

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Wharton's 1917 novella "Summer", like her more famous work "Ethan Frome", is set in a very small rural New England town. Charity Royall longs to escape the claustrophobic confines of North Dormer and the inappropriate advances of her guardian Mr. Royall, who adopted her as a child from the nearby Mountain community. Hope arrives in the form of city boy Lucius Harney, who has come to research the architecture of the region; but will his presence in Charity's life mean her salvation or her undoing?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-04-17

Buyer beware!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible. Elizabeth Klett

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Innocence

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer is wealthy, well-bred, and engaged to the beautiful May Welland. But he finds himself drawn to May's cousin Ellen Olenska, who has been living in Europe and who has returned following a scandalous separation from her husband.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-04-17

Buyer beware!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible. Elizabeth Klett

59 of 60 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-03-17

Buyer beware!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible. Elizabeth Klett

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Glimpses of the Moon

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

"The Glimpses of the Moon" (1922) is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off wealthy friends. They marry out of convenience and have an "open" relationship, but are unprepared for where their feelings will take them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-03-17

Buyer beware!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible. Elizabeth Klett

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Writing for the Penguin edition, Stevie Davies describes Jane Eyre as an "influential feminist text" because of its in depth exploration of a strong female character's feelings. Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-03-17

Buyer beware!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible. Elizabeth Klett

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Primarily of the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buyer beware!!

  • By Elizabeth Klett on 10-31-16

Buyer beware!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-16

Any additional comments?

Listeners should be aware that this version has been taken from a free public domain recording that was never intended to be sold. It is available at Librivox . org for free. The publishers have taken it from that site and had no part in its production. I recorded it for LibriVox, not for Audible. There is a second, identical version for sale at Audible released through a different company. Both companies did this without my knowledge. Elizabeth Klett

13 of 13 people found this review helpful