A Theory of Love: A Novel Audiobook, by Margaret Bradham Thornton Play Audiobook Sample

A Theory of Love: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Faye Adele Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062847737

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Longest Chapter Length:

20:13 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

36 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

07:42 minutes

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Publisher Description

A follow-up to her successful debut Charleston and set in the world’s most glamorous landscapes, this moving new love story from Margaret Bradham Thornton draws on a metaphor of entanglement theory to ask: when two people collide, are they forever attached no matter where they are?

Helen Gibbs, a British journalist on assignment on the west coast of Mexico, meets Christopher Delavaux, an intriguing half-French, half-American lawyer-turned-financier who has come alone to surf. Living lives that never stop moving, from their first encounter in Bermeja to marriage in London and travels to such places as Saint-Tropez, Tangier, and Santa Clara, Helen and Christopher must decide how much they exist for themselves and how much they exist for each other.

In an effort to build his firm, Christopher leads a life full of speed and ambition with little time for Helen and even less when he suspects his business partner of illegal activity. Helen, a reluctant voyeur to Christopher’s world of power and position, searches far and wide for reporting work that will “take a bite out of her soul”—refugees in Calais, a mountain climber in Chamonix, an orphaned circus performer in Cuba. A Theory of Love captures the ambivalence at the center of human experience: does one reside in the familiar comforts of solitude or dare to open one’s heart and risk having it broken? Set in some of the most picturesque places in the world, this novel questions what it means to love someone and leaves us wondering—can nothing save us but a fall?

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“A Theory of Love is a rare find—a tempestuous, modern love story with a deeply soulful heart. Lush, evocative, and romantic, this story captivated me until the very last page.”

— Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest 


  • “A novel of enormous southern charm and a deep, sweet wisdom.”

    — Anna Funder, author of The Girl with the Dogs, on Charleston
  • “A complete love story—lush, bittersweet, and dear.”

    — Ron Carlson, author of Unnatural, on Charleston
  • “Margaret Thornton takes us deeper, through the layers of a many-faceted relationship of logic and emotion to the elemental struggle…A rich and moving novel.”

    — Ron Carlson, author of Return to Oakpine

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About Margaret Bradham Thornton

Margaret Bradham Thornton is the editor of Tennessee Williams’s Notebooks, for which she received the Bronze ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Autobiography/Memoir and the C. Hugh Holman Prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. She is a native of Charleston, a graduate of Princeton University, and currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.

About Faye Adele

Faye Adele is a voice actor who is known for her narration of Meljean Brooks’ The Iron Duke, Heart of Steel, and Here There Be Monsters, as well as Lorraine Heath’s Lord of Temptation and Alice Gaines’ The Devilish Duke.