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Extended Audio Sample The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53,958 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The beautiful Countess Ellen Olenska, fleeing her brutish husband, returns from Europe to the upper-class world of Old New York in the 1870s. Her rebellious independence and impulsive awareness of life stir the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, already engaged to marry Ellen's cousin. 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 R. | 2/15/2014

    " Akin to the movie Metropolitan, but without the charm or engaging dialogue; I found it difficult to care about anyone or identify with their 'problems' or social setting. That being said, the last 40 pages and the prose prompted me to upgrade to three stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Manussawee | 2/12/2014

    " Wonderful ending. Very unexpected, yet... perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Frank Spencer | 2/6/2014

    " Henry James Jr.s' friend, and author up to her eyebrows in family psychological problems, this author spins a good tale. I wish I'd been told when younger that there is no fiction, just personal narrative for which the people involved are not identified. The descriptions of places and people's emotions which you find in this book are skilled. There are a lot of memorable quotes, like, "The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else." If you have the time and inclination, you won't be wasting the time reading this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Colleen | 1/22/2014

    " I labored through this. The writing though elegant and a few lines were breathtaking, it lacked in character development. I felt no sympathy or pathos for Newland Archer, he was a flat character, his outpouring of emotion was either non-existant or melodramatic. Sometimes, reading the dialogue, I felt as if it was taken from a silly melodrama. Flat and dull, Madam Olenski could have been exciting, but flat and dull was a constant. Perhaps for the era, the scandal would be intriguing, but for my point of view, I kept waiting for something to happen. Even the ending was anti-climatic. Dull, a good book to make you sleep at night. "

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