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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Anna | 2/9/2014

    " See Justine review. "

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