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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (31,117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amor Towles Narrator: Rebecca Lowman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York Times bestselling novel that “enchants on first reading and only improves on the second” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Features a sample chapter from A Gentleman in Moscow, the highly anticipated new audiobook from Amor Towles—available Fall 2016.

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This very good first novel about striving and surviving in Depression-era Manhattan deserves attention…The great strength of Rules of Civility is in the sharp, sure-handed…evocation of Manhattan in the late ‘30s.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Even the most jaded New Yorker can see the beauty in Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility, the antiqued portrait of an unlikely jet set making the most of Manhattan.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “An elegant, pithy performance by a first-time novelist who couldn’t seem more familiar with his characters or territory.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “With this snappy period piece, Towles resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age…[his] characters are youthful Americans in tricky times, trying to create authentic lives.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Selected for the August 2011 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title” for 2011
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2011
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Avalyn Taylor | 2/10/2014

    " Honestly I wasn't as impressed with this book as I thought I would be, given how highly recommended it came. I enjoyed the writing, but I thought the story line was weak and not all that compelling, and I had a hard time keeping track of all of the secondary characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Samantha Cardenas | 2/10/2014

    " I absolutely adored this book. I loved the setting of New York in its years of late 1930, and the lavish characters. Its so descriptive I got caught up in the scenery and period of time. The end of the book was my favorite though, it made my heart warm and sad that it was over. As I closed the book I felt like I could relate to her story of lost love and what ifs but knowing that every decision that got you to where you are was the right one, and that being content and happy with what you have had, have, and what's yet to come is what life is about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Darcy | 2/9/2014

    " Loved this book. One of my favorites of 2012. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathryn Cohen | 2/9/2014

    " A beautifully written ode to New York City in the 1920s. "

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