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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43,361 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: William Hope Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Ethan Frome is an entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts farmer caught in a loveless marriage. An emerging love for his young cousin leads to one day of explosive emotions with tragic consequences. Though Edith Wharton is best known for The Age of Innocence and The Buccaneers, Ethan Frome is perhaps her most perfect novel. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Chiu | 2/14/2014

    " This book is a tragic romantic drama that I was not really into. I am not really into romantic dramas, but the appalling ending was worth the read. 3/5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Cook | 2/8/2014

    " Well, grandma loved this book... It was nothing that I expected. It was good read but not something I would read again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanie | 1/31/2014

    " Beautifully written, surprising, tragic, unpredictable, and unsentimental. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hendo | 1/17/2014

    " Quick re-read before school. One of my ADV 9 summer reads. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sinaminviv | 1/14/2014

    " Another junky book from school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Coe | 1/12/2014

    " love this book! the only book from high school that i will read again, and have since graduating. must read. it is short and a true classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin Note | 12/19/2013

    " Hated this book in high school. Loved it when I reread it on a summer vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/15/2013

    " Not nearly as dark as people think. I listened to the audio book read by Scott Brick, I would highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grete | 12/13/2013

    " Sometimes sparklingly longing but most often bitterly gray. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 12/11/2013

    " a classic of mystery and passion, i even remeber liking this one in highschool when i was forced to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 11/23/2013

    " A sad, rather bleak story, building a sense of relentless hardship and hopeless entrapment, but "Ouch!", the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff Kessler | 10/10/2013

    " Just like every other book in this genre, there's some sexual tension between two related women and Ethan Frome. Not good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 9/29/2013

    " The story is wrenching. It is to me about desperation and where it can lead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 7/13/2013

    " Tragic story set in New England "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Hansen | 4/7/2013

    " Very depressing story about someone who seems to be trapped in a desolate, hopeless life that he was destined to live right from the minute he was born. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Edmonds | 1/7/2013

    " This is one of my all time favorite novels, a true case of star crossed lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaileen Mcleod | 7/20/2012

    " Had to read this book for a college English class. At first the book starts slow so I thought it was going to be a terrible book but it picked up and was actually a really interesting book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 1/31/2012

    " This probably deserves more like a 2.5... I enjoy her New York based works much more; the country doesn't quite suit Ms Wharton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mama | 1/23/2012

    " She has become one of my favorite authors because of this story. Keep thinking of all of the "what if's". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ethan | 12/16/2011

    " This book seemed like a less-awesome version of Remembering Laughter by Wallace Stegner. I know Stegner wrote Remembering Laughter 26 years after this originally came out, but I think the characters he develops are fuller and convey the same message in a much more jarring way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 11/30/2011

    " Tragic. I read this during the biggest snow storm I have experienced in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 5/22/2011

    " Curious, disturbing book. Subtle love story turned tragic. Maybe subtle is an understatement. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carsten | 5/10/2011

    " A very sad, rather depressing novel about a doomed love affair - this is my second Wharton (the first being The Age of Innocence). I like her writing - but this story is very painful to read. I don't think I was in the mood for it. "

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

    " My favorite authors, favorite book, Anita Shreve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " A classic. Hard to get through the first 50 pages, kind of a slow start. Ending was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee (Onyx) | 5/6/2011

    " Well, that was uplifting. Not. Really good writing, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 5/5/2011

    " Although released in 1911, this story is timeless. A quick read but engrossing from the first page to the last. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittanie | 5/3/2011

    " I found it very depressing. "

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

    " The character Ethan Frome will break your heart "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paulette | 5/2/2011

    " Good writing but depressing story, if I remember correctly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L | 4/27/2011

    " This tale of the mundane, yet profound, tragedy of EDL is even better the second time around. Powerful stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 4/26/2011

    " This book made me hate literary analysis, or at least the way it was taught in high school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashe | 4/25/2011

    " I did not care much for her writing, it was hard for me to really get into this story. It's only saving grace was my sympathy for Ethan although I am not sure he deserves it. "

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About the Author
Author Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was born in New York and is best known for her stories of life among the upper-class society into which she was born. She was educated privately at home and in Europe. In 1894 she began writing fiction, and her novel The House of Mirth established her as a leading writer. Her novels The Age of Innocence and Old New York were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She was the first woman to receive that honor. In 1929 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.

About the Narrator

William Hope has had leading roles in many films, including Aliens as Gorman, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Shining Through, and The Saint. His television credits include the Shell Seekers, As Time Goes By, and Gimme Gimme Gimme. On the London stage, he has appeared in The Seven Year Itch, The False Servant, and Doctor of Honour. He has appeared regionally in All My Sons, Twelfth Night, Way of the World, and La Ronde.