Anna of the Five Towns

  • by Arnold Bennett
  • Narrated by Peter Joyce
  • 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in stifled, industrial Staffordshire in the late 19th century, against a strong evangelical background, Anna of the Five Towns tells of the courting of hard businessman Ephraim Tellright's daughter by prosperous and accomplished Henry Mynors.
As her father's fortune grows, so does Anna understanding. She realises her legacy and responsibility for the possible ruination of her father's tenants, Titus Price and his son, Willie, who also loves her. Mynors is soon in partnership with Tellright. Will Anna defy the miserly Ephraim, offend Mynors, with their marriage imminent, and help the unfortunate Prices - or subdue her instincts and resign herself to the way of Business?


What the Critics Say

"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)
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Customer Reviews

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Brilliantly read and totally absorbing

The characters are vividly portrayed both by the author and by the narrator. A real classic of 'The Five Towns'
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- Vanna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2011
  • Publisher: Assembled Stories