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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (584 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robertson Davies Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Salterton Trilogy Release Date:
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“It’s a muddle, thought Monica. A muddle and I can’t get it straight. I wish I knew what I should do. I wish I even knew what I want to do…I want to go on in the life that has somehow or other found me and claimed me. And I want so terribly to be happy. Oh god, don’t let me slip under the surface of all the heavy-hearted dullness that seems to claim so many people.”

A Mixture of Frailties is so much more than the story of Monica Gall’s life in London and her education as a singer. It is an account of her education as a human being, and the result is an absorbing novel, comic in the true sense, vivid and frequently moving.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is impudent, amused and amusing, and sterling entertainment.” 

    New York Times

  • “Davies is equally familiar with the world of the Canadian provinces and with that of musical London, and portrays both with rich humor and sympathetic understanding.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Third in a trilogy, yet independently satisfying, this presentation encourages listeners to seek more of Davies’ beguiling prose.”


  • “The musicianship is very knowledgeable and the fingerwork light.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jason | 12/5/2013

    " A bit longer than the first two but every bit as enjoyable. The humor and character development are strong in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 6/15/2013

    " Just re-read this one-- a favorite of mine in the "raised by fundies: processing/recovering" genre I like so well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linera | 4/26/2013

    " Re-reading the Salterton trilogy. Clean prose, swiftly drawn characters, surprising plot. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheri-lee | 4/21/2013

    " This book makes me want to pursue music as something to enjoy like a wonderful meal. It also makes me want to go to Great Britain and especially Wales. :) "

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