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  • Ann Veronica

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Seymour
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

At 21, the passionate and headstrong Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to rule her own life. When her autocratic father forbids her, via formal letter, from attending a fashionable art-school ball, and even further refuses to allow her advanced study of science, she decides she has no choice but to leave her family home and make a fresh start alone. She escapes the stodgy suburbs to London, enrolling as a student of biology and immersing herself in a world of intellectuals, socialists, and suffragettes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ahead of its time

  • By Adriana on 03-31-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-05-11

I had to read this book for an English course, but boy am I glad I found it. This book is hilarious and intriguing. The love story is excellent and Wells really does justice to the plight of the early feminists and new women. Wells is incredibly satirical and can't resist creating ridiculous characters that will have you laughing out loud.
I cannot say enough about Carolyn Seymour's narration. She is quite possibly the best narrator I have come across--and I listen to ALOT of audio books. This book has easily become one of my favorites (even after being required to write numerous papers about it!)

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