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Extended Audio Sample Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32,449 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evelyn Waugh Narrator: Jeremy Northam Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The inspiration for a major film releasing 2008 starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon. A study of faith and disillusionment in a glamorous upper-class world, Waugh's most famous novel is partly autobiographical and is a gripping multi-character-study. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karenbike Patterson | 2/20/2014

    " Between WWI and WWII a wealthy British Catholic family who seem distant from one another and yet tied together through their sporadic dips into their faith. The narrator loves first Sebastian then his sister Julia but can never be truly part of them because of his inability to take "the leap." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Mesick | 2/18/2014

    " Starts of as a hilarious description of the young, rudderless and rich. But as he grows up, it becomes not so much fun (even if it is supposed to show growth). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Young | 2/12/2014

    " It wasn't what I expected, and that was probably a good thing. Charles Ryder's experience of the Marchmain family and their intra-world-war malaise was haunting and gripping at the same time. I somehow had misplaced Evelyn Waugh in the canon as a Nineteenth Century author and didn't expect the very modern sensibility he brings to the story. I should have remembered this little fact from reading The Loved One years ago. I am having some trouble "getting" the last page of the book and knowing what kind of tone Waugh wants to set for the ending. I have the movie version out of the library and I will be interested to see how they handle it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerelyn | 2/8/2014

    " ah.. Charles Ryder "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 2/7/2014

    " It took me a looooong time to get into this story - the main character who seems totally nondescript becomes obsessed with this freak Sebastian who carries a teddy bear around and everyone just sits around drinking all day - I did not see the appeal. But about 1/3 of the way through the book, I started to really get into it. It's slow moving but compelling in its own way. Not sure I see all the deeper themes and messages other people seem to see in it, but a book worth reading for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stasya | 2/4/2014

    " good book, but not for everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 2/2/2014

    " Belongs on the shelf between The Great Gatsby and A Separate Peace. I can't believe I never read it in school. Also, the images of the decline of the British aristocracy in the early 20th century will make all the Downton fans drool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marzie | 1/29/2014

    " Beautifully written, the style carries the era of the story and makes this work timeless. A perfect book for the mid-winter doldrums:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/27/2014

    " Good book! I enjoyed the characters and the whole feel of pre-war England. I read it quite easily and quickly and I really liked the way the Marchmain characters were built up to be vapid and shallow and utterly consumering, and the way Charles grew out of them. I also appreciated the choice words about religion and its relevance (or lack thereof). Definitely a book I'd reread! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan Hall | 1/20/2014

    " For 300 pages, I was unimpressed and a little bored. Then the last 15 made me angry and sad at what happens and then full of feeling for the ending. Which, I guess, means he did a good enough job of making me care, and that's probably all that should matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodie Geiss | 12/29/2013

    " Fabulous book about faith, love, and redemption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Powell | 12/28/2013

    " I saw the miniseries, then read the book. I had absolutely no patience with the movie. The depth and texture of this book cannot be so limited. Also, the movie was very poorly cast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 danny nicely-behaved | 11/26/2013

    " well that was depressing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Mcintosh | 11/10/2013

    " Highly recommend. Great pacing, covers a wide and varied territory of themes. Sad to leave this novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mjose | 11/4/2013

    " Unmissable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E. Journey | 11/3/2013

    " The seduction of well-written prose and our voyeaurism into the lives of old British nobility--all here. But with an edge since Waugh is also chronicling the decay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 11/2/2013

    " In my journey through country house literature, I definitely liked this. It is beautifully written and has exceptional language. I found its plot much more exciting than other static country house novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan Goode | 10/31/2013

    " Interesting subject matter, beautifully written, hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mskarla | 5/9/2013

    " I found this book to be as powerful and satisfying rereading it at 55 as I originally found it to be at 25, though for different reasons. Touching, funny, tragic and thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky B | 1/28/2013

    " Even though there was not a single happy moment in the entire novel, I actually really enjoyed this book. The entire thing is solemn and sad, but it's touching and honest all the same. I greatly enjoyed listening to it. (It didn't hurt that the audiobook I have is read by Jeremy Northam.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/9/2012

    " I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Jeremy Irons. I didn't love it but I liked it, as a portrait of another era. I liked the characters, especially Anthony Blanche. It was rather sad to read about these people. It had some humorous moments, especially Charles' father was a hoot. "

  • 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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