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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evan Connell Narrator: George Guidal Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A lawyer with a growing stockpile of securities in the bank, three beautiful children, a compliant and decorative wife, and a lovely house in the suburbs, Walter Bridge has achieved all that is expected of someone of his race and background. But try as he might to control the lives of those around him, they prove perversely independent. In Mr. Bridge and its companion, Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell has brilliantly realized the lives of upper-middle-class Americans living in the years just before and during World War II.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 2/20/2014

    " This is a very well written book and is a fabulous slice of life in the 30s and early 40s. Mr. Bridge is an upstanding man, but he is very stuck in his ways. A bit frustrating at times because he thinks only one way: the right way. Still a very interesting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carolyn Mckinney | 2/3/2014

    " Fascinating character obviously puzzled by his family and changing times. If set in today's time, Mr. Bridge's inflexible views would be very costly..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John | 2/3/2014

    " 10 years later, we get the other side of the story. I liked it a tad less than Mrs, but together, the whole is a work of art, sublime American realist fiction in a delicate, refined, ironic mode. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by peter | 2/1/2014

    " A deeply realistic and loosely plotted view into the "average American" mind. Imagine a more readable Ulysses, if Bloom was a stodgy midwesterner. Connell manages to avoid what must have been a sore temptation to add outsized drama and focuses on the small triumphs and minor heartaches that frame most of our lives. The book is incredibly well summed-up in the eponymous Mr. Bridge's closing thoughts on happiness: "But not joy. No, that belonged to simpler minds". "

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