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Extended Audio Sample Mr. Harrisons Confessions (Unabridged), by Elizabeth C Gaskell
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (403 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth C Gaskell Narrator: Nicola Bonn Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Elizabeth Gaskell, famed authour of Cranforn, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. Mr. Harrison's Confessions is a warm, funny portrait of life in a small English town. Narrated by the young Doctor Harrison, we follow his practice and his courting in this charming tale. With a light-hearted atmosphere prevailing over the complete narration, the work captures the fancy of the reader with its romantic depiction of the events. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mmyoung | 2/16/2014

    " Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (1851) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 2/16/2014

    " This was a fun light read that brought to life an ordinary, unadventurous, nice character in a way that keeps you turning the pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 2/13/2014

    " So you've read Jane Austen. Wouldn't you like to spend some more time, not with an Austen heroine, but with Miss Bates, the comically talkative, poverty-stricken spinster in Emma? Reading The Cranford Chronicles is a lot like that. Cranford is a small town, where somehow men never stick around for long and where the women are self-contained and have developed odd habits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 2/9/2014

    " Enjoyable, thoroughly enjoyable! Three stories written in chronicle form (thus the name of the book) I absolutely adored this book. I highly recommend to anyone that enjoys period literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RivkaBelle | 1/17/2014

    " I loved the PBS/BBC miniseries of Cranford, and was very excited to read the book. What I discovered was that the writer who prepped everything for the miniseries was a genius - the three novellas that comprised the Cranford Chronicles are totally separate and removed from one another, so to integrate them so seamlessly into the miniseries was amazing. That aside, the book is an enjoyable read and I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent in such occupation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geeske | 1/13/2014

    " I really liked the short story in the beginning: Mr. Harrison's Confessions. I found it really funny. I found the rest of the book more slow-paced and boring, but I think that is a matter of personal taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/11/2014

    " I enjoyed the first two short stories, the third lost my attention near the end. Either way I enjoyed reading some of the base for the BBC production Cranford. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigid | 12/31/2013

    " Cranford Chronicles as three short stories that cover life in a small English village. Cranford and Mr. Harrison's Confession are sweet and enjoyable stories about the village inhabitants, mostly older unmarried women. Lady Ludwig was a bit of a dirge. You get lost in a substory, though the characters in that story are more likeable. This is written in an old style that is a bit tedious -- super long sentences and paragraphs. Note it took me a year to finish this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April Vicchrilli | 12/28/2013

    " Not my favorite but very sweet and funny in parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myst | 12/1/2013

    " Very interesting, but not as much as Crawford "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beccie | 11/5/2013

    " One of the few times I can say I liked the movie best. The back of the book calls it a comic masterpiece, but I would just call it mildy amusing. It was good, but it didn't blow me away by any means. But I'm glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenney | 9/12/2013

    " It was cute, but not nearly as good as her other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 8/31/2013

    " Cranford and Mr. Harrison's Confessions were good. My Lady Ludlow was slow reading with many tangents. BBC did a fantastic job adapting the three stories into their series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DeAnn Stopper | 7/15/2013

    " Not my favorite Gaskell book. Written almost more like a diary. She can really paint a picture of the time. Beautifully written as always with Gaskell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 5/21/2012

    " The Cranford Chronicles is really three novels in one: Mr. Harrison's Confessions; Cranford; and My Lady Ludlow. I liked Cranford but found the other two laborious. My Lady Ludlow did a good job of portraying the prejudices of the English landed gentry in the 18th and 19th century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 10/20/2011

    " This collection of stories was delightful. Thought I didn't like Gaskell after reading "North and South" but this book redeemed her for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 7/28/2011

    " Elizabeth Gaskell's three books are a potrait of English country life from three very different perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hege | 7/24/2011

    " I am not surprised tat this was a very enjoyable read, as I have already read North & South by the same author. Now I can't wait to watch the BBC adaption! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/19/2011

    " Hilarious! In a subtle way unless you take in the extrandricities of the residents of Cranford. My favorite (I am giggling as I write this) is the cow that had to wear PJ's after it fell into the lime pit and all its hair was burned off.:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 5/18/2010

    " It was okay, but I really wanted to read this before I ever watched the mini-series on tv. Now I can go back and watch it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Marquez | 2/14/2010

    " "Cranford" is a delight through and through. Gaskell's characters are unique, a bit quirky, and completely enchanting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/3/2009

    " This was one of the cases where I liked how it was done in the miniseries better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ardell | 10/22/2009

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as I hoped. I wanted more humor and there just seemed to be a lack of action. I found the Lady Ludlow story impossible. I could not get into it at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy J | 8/3/2009

    " This book actually consists of three books combined. I enjoyed the first two,"Dr. Harrison's Confessions" and "Cranford" much more than the third one, "My Lady Ludlow." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/17/2009

    " I liked the first story/novella best, and somehow just couldn't get through the third novella in the collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christen | 6/26/2009

    " The version had three stories: Mr. Harrison's Confessions, Cranford and My Lady Ludlow. The first two were outstanding but I was bored with MLL. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/27/2009

    " I think I should have just watched the shows on PBS instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/13/2009

    " A book recommended in the book "The Gentle Art of Domesticity".
    Funny in its situations and facinating because it was written in the 1800's. I plan on reading many more of Elizabeth Gaskell's books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 10/17/2008

    " Lovely little book, though the whole romance isn't very fleshed out. I printed it off the Internet; it's sad that old books without the fame that authors such as Austen garnered are mostly forgotten. That's why we have the BBC. :P

    Anyone have any recommendations along the same lines? "

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