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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,914 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Miller Narrator: Mary McDonnell, Harry Hamlin, Amy Pietz, Ed O'Neill, and full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of her cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/18/2014

    " A View from the Bridge was an entertaining and quick play to read through. I had extra motivation to read the title as we had plans to see an opera in Rome based on the play. So while the play was easy to read, quick and entertaining, it also made the opera much more enjoyable. Especially since it was difficult to see from our seats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jake | 2/15/2014

    " quite possibly my favorite play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyse | 1/28/2014

    " Another Miller classic that I am embarassed that it has taken me to long to read. A heart-breaking tale of early 20th century Brookelyn immigrants. Great woman roles: Catherine (17-25) and B (40+) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 1/28/2014

    " I'm sure it's a significant work of mid-century drama, et cetera, but eh, it leaves me indifferent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nima | 1/28/2014

    " Of all of Arthur Miller's plays this is by far my favorite, because the characters and plot is so well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dylan | 1/25/2014

    " Oh Eddie...this play justified my theory on why mankind will never be able to inhabit the same space in harmony. Territoriality; and the awkwardness of human confrontation. There's much more in there though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu | 1/22/2014

    " I didn't really enjoy this too much, I did really feel for the father though.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milagros Geldres | 1/15/2014

    " good boook ; already recomend it to ms muskaj "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Jensen | 11/29/2013

    " I hesitate to write much because this play reveals its secrets slowly, becoming more and more disturbing it the scenes go by. It is one of the few major works in the genre of the dysfunctional family, of which the American theater has far, far too many minor works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khairun Atika | 10/6/2013

    " This tantalising, disturbing play about a longshoreman's devotion and ultimately obsession with his niece was a good read. The flow is seamless and the directions, brilliant. I liked how Alfieri holds the fort, and the climax was sudden and painful - just apt for such a play. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 9/2/2013

    " anything I would write would be a spoiler alert "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 8/15/2013

    " The version I read had an essay by Miller discussing how the play was a flop at first but was given a second swipe and became what it is now. I enjoyed that essay, nice to have a glimpse into a creative mind. The play was good too, brief but good. I would like to see it performed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty | 7/15/2013

    " this is a fantastic, lesser-known work of Miller's. There are so many underlying elements to this piece. Have read it a few times and thoroughly enjoy it each time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viktoria | 6/4/2013

    " I love Arthur Miller. For some reason this was one of the few of his plays I've never read. Did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 5/25/2013

    " My favorite of his plays - his metaphoric take on the McCarthy trials and the offset to Elia Kazan "On the Waterfront". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 10/26/2012

    " Strangely relevant today - fear of immigrants, homophobia, and the dangers these issues cause for the average man trying to stand up for what he thinks is a noble cause. The ending felt a bit disconnected from the rest of the play though. A quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 10/20/2012

    " First play, the stage directions where slightly painful but I got used to it. Enjoyed doing character analysis, and the slow breakdown of Eddie's mental stability, resulting in his tragic downfall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/13/2012

    " Just finished performing in the opera version of this play. The play is a quick read and somewhat exciting in a 50's Brooklyn immigrant vs citizen kinda way. Actually really a tale of passion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nasim | 5/26/2012

    " i did this book for english coursework. but i liked it, it was funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/30/2012

    " Had to read it for English and i really liked it even though i have read it a million times now :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Canann | 11/18/2011

    " paperback script with origin and development of the play "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Roberts | 10/31/2011

    " Reading this reminded me of people I know, clients I've had, ordinary people struggling to get out of their own way. Particularly a man trapped in a web of his own making unable to move forward or back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie B | 10/19/2011

    " this is my favorite Arthur Miller play... love miller he knows how to create characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 9/18/2011

    " Read this for English class, about to have an exam on it!! Scary! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/20/2011

    " Read for GCSE English, crammed full of symbolism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/8/2011

    " paperback script with origin and development of the play "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/25/2011

    " Wasn't my favorite Miller play. It was enjoyable and im anxious to see the production live and see how it comes to life. Also there are talks about bringing it to screen, didn't think there was enough substance in this to capture a mainstream audience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 10/31/2010

    " anything I would write would be a spoiler alert "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/2/2010

    " Loved it! Arthur Miller = Hells yes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 7/26/2010

    " This play has a very corporeal meaning for me. Maybe my favorite play of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frankenswine | 6/20/2010

    " classic play about italian migration in new york, taboos and indecent jealousy.

    "it is quicker to get back a million dollars that was stole, than a word you gave away" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu | 3/21/2010

    " I didn't really enjoy this too much, I did really feel for the father though.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sebastian | 1/26/2010

    " This book was so complex and claustraphobic it was hard to read....but I loved it. I also saw the show on Broadway and reccomend it. It was about immigrant that come and live in Brooklyn. A classic! "

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Author Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was born in New York City, studied at the University of Michigan, and received honorary degrees from both Oxford and Harvard. He was a multi-award-winning author, having won the Avery Hopwood Award, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, two Emmy Awards, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, three Tony Awards, and countless others.