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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,022 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Durrell Narrator: Nigel Anthony Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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In Mountolive, the third volume in Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, the events surrounding the interwoven community of Nessim, Justine, Narouz, Pursewarden, and the other major characters are given a very different perspective. The intrigues and complex relationships are seen through the political prism of a world plunging toward war. David Mountolive, once emotionally involved with Nessim's set, now returns to Egypt as the British ambassador..... 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 Leigh Wisniewski | 2/20/2014

    " This is a rather interesting book, but it is the third in a quartet. I haven't read the first two, and this one does stand alone, but it would be interesting to see the perspective of the events in the first two. The first three books are focused on different characters and how they're viewing the goings on in Cairo (time period: near the end of the British empire). Of course their lives are intertwined, but the characters tend to have slightly minor rolls in the books where they aren't the focus. Since I'm a character over plot kind of girl, this concept is interesting. Maybe, if I wasn't reading for school, I'd track down the rest of the books. Maybe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 2/18/2014

    " Together, the Alexandria Quartet creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of the city, Alexandria. Each volume is the same story told by a different character. My favorite is Clea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 2/10/2014

    " I want to say the best of the series yet, but it's hardly comparable to Justine, which is written from Darley's incredibly conflicted and run-on point of view. This is a third-person retelling of some of the events in the first two books. Who knew this metaphysical quartet was basically going to turn into a spy novel? I did not suspect it. Nessim is so sneaky, but not quite sneaky enough, and Justine turns out to be seriously cold hearted. On to the final volume, and then to something different, and hopefully with slightly shorter (less than half page) sentences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/9/2014

    " See Justine review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/23/2014

    " Either I've gotten to be a more adept Durrell reader or this was the only book of the Alexandria Quartet that constitutes a page turner. Or perhaps it has to do with the tale's focus on a relatively straightforward and likeable character, a prototypical well-intentioned Brit, that gets to act out a Cleopatra fantasy (kind of hot). The heady prose has never bothered me; it's romantic, so shoot me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 1/22/2014

    " 4 out of 10. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/14/2014

    " This book is more political than the first two of the Alexandria Quartet, so I could not get into it as much as I would have liked. Now, on to Clea! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AC | 12/13/2013

    " What I said in my comment... about the absence of plot in Durrell, is quite wrong. With Mountolive, I can now see why people think the Quartet is a masterpiece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Black | 12/8/2013

    " You have a story in your head shaped from the first two books and suddenly it appears that nothing is what it seems or as others think it is. The story changes, the character changes and you're stunned how different things are from someone else's point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bitty | 12/5/2013

    " This was another one of this quartet that was slow to start but once I got into it I enjoyed it a lot. Yet another facet to a complicated story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/25/2013

    " This was good but not like the other two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie | 11/24/2013

    " Book 3 of the quartet and it keeps getting better and better. More layers of intrigue, explanation and perspective are laid on. It brings to life Egypt and the life there from multiple points of view. Wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 10/26/2013

    " my brain melted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clint | 10/17/2013

    " The weakest of the Alexandria Quartet, but still pretty fucking awesome. Not as pretty as the first two books because of the change of narrator, but it reveals a lot more of the obscenely complicated plot, and the last page is pretty badass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jason levins | 9/20/2013

    " This one gets a little political, and puts the reader in the shoes of an ambassador. The cultural aspects of this story are fulfilling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Lewis | 7/16/2013

    " Puts the whole story together, satisfying in that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lysergius | 2/26/2013

    " Continuing the quartet another layer is added... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger Housden | 4/30/2012

    " Now the plot is really thickening. Durrell's sensuous and layered language makes this book impossible to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne King | 3/23/2012

    " This is the third book in the "Alexandria Quartet" but I particularly loved this one. It's so poignant. It deserves a review in itself! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 1/18/2012

    " Finally, Durrell stops trying to convince us of his genius and just tells an interesting story sensitively, and with great nuance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/13/2011

    " Exotic world of ex-pats and colonials in Egypt during WWII. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 10/20/2011

    " Mountolive seductively ties together Durrell's previous two 'Alexandria' books, adding the intrigue to the romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 3/22/2011

    " Now the plot is really thickening. Durrell's sensuous and layered language makes this book impossible to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelo | 3/5/2011

    " Title in portuguese: Montolive – Lawrence Durrell
    (trad_Daniel Gonçalves )
    Ulisseia ed., 1961
    Lisboa

    - Book to reread for pure pleasure.

    - The fourth book of the Alexandrian' quartet.

    notes.
    Mountollive by Lawrence Durrell (1960) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 8/6/2010

    " Puts the whole story together, satisfying in that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David (Dafydd) | 7/12/2010

    " I first read this book, together with the other three comprising the Alexandria Quartet, in my early twenties and was smitten instantly. It is one of the few books I re-read from time to time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/1/2010

    " This book is more political than the first two of the Alexandria Quartet, so I could not get into it as much as I would have liked. Now, on to Clea! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 11/8/2009

    " Finally, Durrell stops trying to convince us of his genius and just tells an interesting story sensitively, and with great nuance. "

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