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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,409 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Fowles Narrator: Jeremy Irons Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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This international best seller, now an award-winning film, is an intricate portrait of Victorian relationships and love. In the story, Charles Smithson is engaged to a wealthy woman, but breaks off the engagement over his secret affair with the beautiful, mysterious Sarah Woodruff, a woman known locally as the forsaken lover of a French lieutenant. The novel offers 3 different endings to encourage you to reach your own conclusions. Brought to life by the artistry of Jeremy Irons (who stars in the film with Meryl Streep), this magnificent tale will haunt you long after the story ends. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tatiana | 2/9/2014

    " Quite puzzling this treble-ended story... one cannot but wander and wonder through the paths of passion that strikes Charles while trying to figure out the meanderings of Sarah's thoughts... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 2/1/2014

    " Oh my God! I LOVED this book. I loved the story, I loved the two endings, I just loved it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann | 1/26/2014

    " Oh goodness no. I truly enjoy modern interpretations of Victorian literary devices and tropes, but this had to be one of, if not the stupidest books I have read in a good long while. Rarely do I have the urge to hurl a book across the room when I finish it, but this one made my a highly satisfying smack as it hit the wall. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanja | 1/21/2014

    " Poo. I have no idea why I didn't give up on it quicker. I read most of it on a long train journey, I suppose with nothing better to do. By around page 180 or so, I wondered why I had even bothered reading so far. I then decided that since I'd got so far, I might as well finish it but started skimming the pages. By around 220, I decided I had better things to do with my train ride like staring out the window. (I'm trying to figure out in words why exactly I didn't like it? The story had the potential to be interesting. I suppose the way it was written just didn't capture my interest...) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 1/18/2014

    " I didn't get into this book and preferred the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian | 12/19/2013

    " Good shit, loved the multiple endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nichole Poindexter-wilson | 12/13/2013

    " This book was hard to read for some reason. I was actually about two chapters in when idealized I had already read it once. But I still HAD to finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 12/11/2013

    " I didn't like this one much at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline Howett | 12/4/2013

    " magnificant!Later I may review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley.yule | 11/27/2013

    " Read this 30 years ago, and loved it really must go back and reread it again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Rosenberg | 11/21/2013

    " a big hit back then made into an interesting movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe Prichard | 10/29/2013

    " Excellent book- love the way the author described the society and ideas present at the time in which the book was set which has made it far more interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Diane Kidder | 9/19/2013

    " My favorite of John Fowles books. Interesting structure before any of us thought much about structure. Post-modern in a wonderfully underhanded way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynsie | 8/29/2013

    " I felt like this was a bad rip-off of The Scarlet Letter. The story line made no sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittney Urban | 7/18/2013

    " Such an interesting story! Kept me intrigued and I always wanted to find out what would happen next. Loved the style of writing, especially it being written from the point of view from a more modern individual who is looking back on the traditions of an earlier era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/26/2013

    " I really wanted to give it a 3.5 but that was not an option. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Parvaneh Abbaspour | 2/4/2013

    " sarah is an awesome character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Aiken | 9/15/2012

    " The read of a decade. Beautiful writing and storytelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie Gunn | 5/23/2012

    " I first read this when I was at college but didn't really enjoy it the same this time around. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 2/12/2012

    " There is not a single thing I enjoyed about this book. I did not like the characters, the writing style, the story, and certainly not the ending. The only reason I kept reading is because I kept thinking it had to get better, but it didn't. It was a total waste of my time and money. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 11/13/2011

    " When I was young it was very trendy to read John Fowles, so I did. This book toys with the reader in a disrespectful way that irritated me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Terry | 10/1/2011

    " A very modern Victorian era novel written in the 1960s and narrated by the limited-omniscient author himself. Very interesting, cool book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roisin O'Brien | 9/26/2011

    " Fowles' postmodernism makes for a very strange reading experience; oddly funny but also disconcerting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/8/2011

    " Occasionally over-indulgent in its own verbiage, but still endlessly clever and incisive. Central romance develops slowly but surely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hilary | 5/2/2011

    " i couldn't understand the main character's motivation for anything she did... the book was well written but infuriating! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/9/2011

    " Although it was innovative, it was almost arrogantly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 4/1/2011

    " This was the first book I read that I had a true emotional reaction to the book, not just enjoying it or hating it. I cried. Now that is worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 3/19/2011

    " Blechhh.

    (Although I ultimately am happy to have read this book and might even recommend it to someone as odd as myself.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Awesome | 3/8/2011

    " Postmodern Sue Bridehead > OG Sue Bridehead "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elin | 3/7/2011

    " Admittedly, I mostly chose to read this book because the author was a friend of my grandpa's, and I had always wanted to read something of his, but despite this slightly unorthadox beginning, I really got into it. Not the most stunning book I've read all year, but still well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 3/6/2011

    " Have read this book before at least four times. Always love it, especially the omniscient author and his asides to his audience. This is absolutely the best neo-Victorian novel ever written. Can't recommend it too highly. "

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