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Lady Audley's Secret

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Narrated By: Elizabeth Klett

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 14 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's first novel, Lady Audley's Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 1862, it tells the story of the lovely Lucy Graham, who becomes Lady Audley at the beginning of the novel, and who conceals a scandalous secret from her new husband and his family. The plot, which includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction, made this a shocking but highly successful story for Victorian audiences. It remains one of the best examples of 19th century sensational fiction, and is a wonderfully absorbing book. (Summary written by gloriana).

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  • Cynthia Becht

    Fantastically developed Victorian "noir"; Braddon feels like the literary ancestor of Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel). I loved how insightful her psychological descriptions are of her characters; and the plot thickens nicely, hanging on to mystery, all the way to its conclusion. I toyed with giving the narrator 4 stars since her pronunciation of Byron's Don Juan as "don joo-an" seems an almost impossible error to accept from an educated reader but she is otherwise so crisp and clean, ladylike and delightfully dramatic that I must recommend her as a perfect voice for this novel. This is good fun!!

  • Kristi Barnwell

    Entertaining and good narrator.

  • Jennifer English

    this was an entertaining story, with an excellent narrator.