Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
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9 Hours 29 Minutes
Audio Book Summary
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre “Erotica.” It was written by John Cleland as he was serving hard time at a debtor’s prison in London. Over the centuries, the novel has been repeatedly banned by authorities, assuring its preeminent role in the history of the ongoing struggle against censorship of free expression.
Until Fanny Hill, previous heroines had conducted their amorous liaisons “off-stage.” Any erotic misadventures were described euphemistically. As women who had gone astray, they always repented, which made even their most outrageous dalliances somehow suitable for a moralistic readership. The protagonist of Fanny Hill, however, never repented a single moment of her sexual exploits … quite the contrary! And with Fanny, the devil is in the details, realistically described. (Summary by Denny Mike)
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Please; a man reading a women's memoirs just does NOT "sell" the story line. Thankfully the audio loop does switch it up between the parts of the book and you do get a break from the male voice to a female voice for a period of time. Oh what a difference that makes!
I know, it is difficult to get orators; and most are volunteers but please place a female voice where it should be if it serves such an impact to the story.
This was supposed to be a free book. No wonder why. And the Narrator didn’t help. Awful!
It was a good book and most of the readers were outstanding. One of readers was terrible tho. This person sounded like a minister and made me feel ashamed for listening to the book. Also when he read it didn't make much sense like he didn't know or understand what he was reading. That is the only part I would change
Fantastic words with eloquent descriptions. Awesome author. JEE
hated it. I wish I could delete it from my library so I never had to look at it again. Every time I see the cover as I scroll through it reminds me of how much I hated this book.
Horrible. I only wish I could remove this horrible book from my purchase list!
Worst narrating I have ever heard which put me off
Why is a man reading a woman’s memoirs?
This was, without a doubt, the worst narration I have ever had the displeasure of listening to. I couldn't even finish the book. What a disappointment.
The book was good and I liked it. I rated it a 4 for the 2 "male" voices used. The book was about a WOMAN telling HER story and the 2 "male" voices seamed out of place.