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Where Angels Fear to Tread

Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
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This is a story of a bourgeois British family and their attempts to contain and control the actions of their relations. The story opens with the widow Lilia Herriton embarking on a trip with her traveling companion Caroline Abbott. In reality Lilias family connived her into going on a trip to distract her from a relationship with a gentleman who does not meet their social scrutiny. But while in Italy a worse disaster befalls the family as Lilia falls in love and marries a younger Italian man. When Lilia dies during child birth the family must somehow retrieve the child, who is but a mere pawn in their charade of control and manipulation.

©2018 E.M. Forster (P)2018 AB Books
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Good story, narration unlistenable!

The narrator on this version is awful and sounds like a robot! Please don’t buy before listening to the sample to see if you can stand it! I gave up listening and bought it again, this time narrated by Flo Gibson, who is much better. This version is a waste of money.

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  • JDH13
  • 20-10-19

Poor narrator

So little intonation. Poor timing on verbalization. Not Forster's best story but made almost abysmal by this narrator. Disappointing.

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  • Kirby Gundlach
  • 02-11-19

good story, bland reading

good start to author's career; chapter one a bit confusing with introduction of characters; performance was dreadful.