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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35,909 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Yates Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It’s the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.

In his introduction to this edition, novelist Richard Ford pays homage to the lasting influence and enduring power of Revolutionary Road.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Great Gatsby of my time...one of the best books by a member of my generation. Kurt Vonnegut
  • Beautifully crafted...a remarkable and deeply troubling book. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzanne Devergie | 2/20/2014

    " Same issues, different time. Very enjoyable and insightful "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Andria Lynn Osler | 2/16/2014

    " i found this book to be so boring that i couldn't even get passed the midway point. I thought the movie was so much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom Walsh | 2/6/2014

    " Never saw the movie, never will. But, I liked the book a lot. Very Meaningful in an odd way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annab | 1/23/2014

    " I read this book after seeing the movie with Kate and Leo. It is such an interesting, sad, and all too common story of young love turning into old love. It would be easy to say that the main characters are two selfish brats who are willing to cheat each other anyway that can to get what they want. They take each other for granted and they blame each other for the life that made together and they feel completely justified in doing so. There lies the problem, when you believe what you think is real and the truth without considering the people who depend and need you. This is a cautionary tale with no real solution -- someone has to be the unhappy one, right? "

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