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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,379 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Wolfe Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

As Charlotte encounters Dupont's privileged elite, her roommate, Beverly, a fleshy, Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse players; Jojo Johanssen, the only white starting player on Dupont's god-like basketball team, whose position is threatened by a hotshot black freshman from the projects; the Young Turn of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady sense of entitlement and social domination is clinched by his accidental brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of the Millennial Mutants who run the university's independent newspaper and who consider themselves the last bastion of intellectual endeavor on the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus, she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence, but little does she realize that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives.

With his signature eye for detail, Tom Wolfe draws on extensive observation of campuses across the country to immortalize college life in the '00s. I Am Charlotte Simmons is the much-anticipated triumph of America's master chronicler. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lauren Greenman | 2/19/2014

    " A look at ivy league college life, with Wolfe's signature focus on racial and socioeconomic differences and adjective overuse, from the perspective of a small town, naive, and hyper intellicual young woman. Although the book is a page turner, with some good sexy bits to boot, it still reads like an old man writing about a modern college culture he doesn't quite understand. Fun, but isn't going to make you feel differently about the world around you. Another good beach read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Luckyclarkie | 2/10/2014

    " I was told by a friend that the author of this book was awesome, however, I thought this book to be very repetitious. The first 400 pages are good, the last 300 some pages are torture to get through. The main character struggles with her straight edge persona in her first semester of college. The events that take place are so far fetched, and juvenile. If a poor, super nerdy chic ended up in an ultra hip social circle, I'd call that a Hollywood movie that has an over played theme. I was really disappointed. Perhaps I'm just not in the right age group to be reading this book, which is an absolute possibility. I think there is a chance that I could have appreciated the struggles of Charlotte more if I had been reading this during my first year of College, instead of my 9th year. The only part that I could relate to in this book was in the first chapter, Charlotte, deemed Valedictorian of her graduation high school class. During her speech, the author portrays her thoughts. She is more concerned if the popular people in her class think she looks cool while she is giving the speech instead of being concerned about her high honor that she achieved. I wouldn't recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Miss Leacock | 2/8/2014

    " I liked Charlotte at first, but became unsympathetic towards her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bobbi O'brien | 1/31/2014

    " Hard truths about the social pains of young Ivy League college students. Great character depictions "

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