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Extended Audio Sample The Card (Unabridged), by Arnold Bennett
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (98 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnold Bennett Narrator: Peter Joyc Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Arnold Bennett's... splendidly comic portrayal of Edward Henry Machin, known as Denry to his mother to save time, is set in Bursley, one of the author's Five Towns of Staffordshire. Starting in 1897, when Denry first saw the smoke of the pot banks, the tale chronicles his rise to fame and wealth including such events as improving his exam results to guarantee success, adjusting the guest list of the municipal ball to include himself and then daring to ask the Countess of Chell to dance! Denry is given a week's notice as a result of this last impertinence but soon turns it to his advantage, setting up in business as a Rent Collector and Estate Agent. Eventually Denry becomes Bursley's youngest Mayor having gained the reputation of the Five Towns greatest 'Card'.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul | 8/8/2012

    " This was a fun Victorian novel. Very different from almost all other books from that time period. Fast paced, effective dialogue, interesting plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Georgiana | 8/3/2012

    " It was okay... if you don't mind archaic use of language. I would not have finished this audiobook had it been read by Andy Minter. He is an excellent reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rashid | 2/10/2012

    " This is the first book I read of him..its fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Potts | 2/4/2012

    " Very good old-school writing. Filmed as The Card, with Alec Guiness as Denry. Nice dialect too, especially if you hail from the Five Towns. "

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