Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Written by:
John Cleland
Narrated by:
Various Readers

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
311
Narrator
63
Release Date
January 2011
Duration
9 hours 29 minutes
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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Jill Rinna

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.

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Anonymous

Why is a man reading a woman’s memoirs?

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Teresa Frerking

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.

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Deborah A.

This was supposed to be a free book. No wonder why. And the Narrator didn’t help. Awful!

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angee T

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

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jack erickson

Fantastic words with eloquent descriptions. Awesome author. JEE

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Anonymous

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.

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Anonymous

Horrible. I only wish I could remove this horrible book from my purchase list!

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Anonymous

Worst narrating I have ever heard which put me off

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Alexis S.

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.

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Anonymous

Very boring

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Anonymous

I see people commenting on men reading female memoirs book, I didn’t mind, it was a free audio and it was great companion to my walks, thank you.

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Donald H.

Truly Terrible. American readers mangling an English classic

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Anonymous

Erotica certainly has changed since the mid-18th century when this book was written. I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Anonymous

I enjoyed the book but the changing of narrators all the time spoils the listening experience

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Anonymous

Great book for its genre. Very well written. All the narrators are very good as well.

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Francois S.

It was a great read. However I personally prefer only one narrator.

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Scott Yeakey

Open your mind and let your imagination complete the story. It does not hang on male or female storytellers.

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