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Extended Audio Sample The Emperors Children: A Novel (Unabridged), by Claire Messud
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (12,012 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Messud Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two-time PEN/Faulkner Award nominee Claire Messud is hailed as a writer of enormous skill and stylistic grace by Publishers Weekly. This wonderfully crafted comedy of manners was called a stinging portrait of life among Manhattan's junior glitterati in a starred review by Kirkus Reviews.

Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college dropout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making significant changes in their lives. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 2/16/2014

    " Finely crafted and well-written, but midway through I realize I didn't like/care about any of the characters or what happened to them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carole LoConte Tedesco | 2/13/2014

    " What a disappointment--pretentious, thin character development, loose ends all over the place. And if she used the word "palimpsest" one more time, I was going to throw the book across the room. Yes, Ms. Messud, we know you're brilliant and erudite, and smarter than all of your readers. Get over yourself already, and give us a novel worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate DeFeo | 2/12/2014

    " If you believe that people are like this in NYC, don't. Also, I'm not sure if I felt like the city was the backbone of this novel.....don't really think I felt the time and the place accurately at all.....and the people were so.....shallow. grrrr.....but the perspectives were interesting...... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Micky | 2/11/2014

    " I read about 90 pages of this book, but I just couldn't get into it. I just didn't care about any of the characters, nor could I relate to them. "

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