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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32,428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Nigel Havers Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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It is World War II and Captain Charles Ryder reflects upon his time at Oxford during the '20s and a world now changed. As a lonely student, Charles was captivated by the outrageous and decadent Sebastien Flyte, and invited to spend time at the family home: Brideshead. Charles becomes infatuated with its eccentric, aristocratic occupants, especially Sebastien's remote and distant sister, Julia. However, he begins to realise his own spiritual and social distance, and in turn discovers a crueler world, where duty and desire, faith and happiness can only ever be conflicting forces. 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 Julia J | 2/17/2014

    " Portrays the evils of Catholic guilt beautifully. Love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danyellemastro | 2/7/2014

    " So unexpectedly riveting, with so many heartbreaks and triumphs mixed together in a swirling pot of Catholic guilt. My first by this author - looking forward to more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Sanderson | 2/3/2014

    " In a word, wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 1/23/2014

    " This book is a bit too much work for the reward. There are definitely good aspects to the storyline and character development, plus some good writing and lines in sporadic locations, but its simply just not worth the effort in a world were there are way more indisputably great books available than you could possibly even read in a lifetime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashe | 1/22/2014

    " A lovely novel, I have wanted to read it for quite a while, and book club finally chose it. Was so glad I read it. The relationships with Ryder and the multiple persons in the family from Brideshead is a story of love, of discovering oneself, and how religion can play such different roles within a family. Loved the characters and the story. A classic I think everyone should at least read once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry White | 1/13/2014

    " It took me about 40 pages to appreciate Waugh's style of writing, and then I was just completely hooked. This is a beautifully written book exploring themes of fidelity, love, grandeur and faith in a complex, yet approachable way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 1/10/2014

    " A book I will read again and again and one of the few books that translated brilliantly to television. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor Ridgway | 1/7/2014

    " This is a sentimental journey down memory lane. The soft and powerful memories against the (briefly mentioned) backdrop of war, is captivating and a nice dose of pure nostalgia. It's often a little sad but not depressing. Worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 12/29/2013

    " Interesting story about the doomed Catholic Flyte family. Loved Waugh's wit. Not sure what to make of a rather unfavorable view of Catholicism by a devout Catholic writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Edelstein | 11/13/2013

    " A manual for my misspent youth! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa McAfee | 9/12/2013

    " Charming, clever, funny, sad, and highly entertaining. Hugh Waugh fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/16/2013

    " Love the catholic guilt going on in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvie | 1/16/2013

    " I fell in love with the BBC miniseries so my sister gave me this book in high school. Naturally, Aloysius is my favorite! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judge | 1/2/2013

    " It's very well done, but there's something a bit cold-blooded and weird about Waugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marshie1 | 7/5/2012

    " The first paragraphs always make me cry. I read this book every summer. One summer, I had someone read it to me--incredible! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lindafay | 6/30/2012

    " I believe Paul Bryant's review of this book is 'spot on.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sianna | 6/10/2012

    " some of the most beautiful orchestration of the English language yo will ever read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chantal | 12/17/2011

    " The main family really started to irritate me. Couldn't quite understand the narrator's obsession. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne Gagnon | 9/27/2011

    " Couldn't finish it. Maybe I will try again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TheGirlWithTheHeartShapedGlasses | 9/1/2011

    " It was such a boring book...i could hardly finished... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 danny nicely-behaved | 8/13/2011

    " well that was depressing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randee | 5/22/2011

    " Loved the first 3rd which captured these young men in college so brilliantly and with such poetic writing. After that, it seemed like a totally different book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 5/21/2011

    " Not my cup of tea and crumpets. Do I care about any of these characters? No. And why is everyone converting to Catholicism at the end? Had to been there, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 5/19/2011

    " Bertie Wooster meets Jay Gatsby. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferneeen | 5/10/2011

    " Es un buen libro, pero es el tercero que leo este año sobre la alta sociedad británica y a estar un pelín saturado del tema. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/9/2011

    " The start of "late" Waugh, which is apparently is an acquired taste. Waugh now adds deeper meaning (which I confessed I missed on first reading) to his nasty satire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 5/3/2011

    " This was a wonderful, beautiful book. The prose was lovely, and it had a fascinating sense of atmosphere and nostalgia. I would recommend this for anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 4/30/2011

    " Audio version is read by Jeremy Irons who is excellent as a narrator. He does an outstanding jobs with the different voices. "

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About the Author
Author Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) was born October 28, 1903 in London, England. After short periods as an art student and schoolmaster, he devoted himself to travel and to the writing of novels. His novels are unusually highly wrought and precisely written. Those written before 1939 may be described as satirical. During World War II his writing took a more serious and ambitious turn. Waugh also wrote travel books.