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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,829 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: The St. Charles Players Publisher: Monterey Media, Inc. (Audio Theatre) Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2002 ISBN:
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Relationships...complex and fascinating, often riddled with selfishness, sprinkled with courage, sometimes cruelty, and yes, passion. For an American millionaire and his daughter at home and in turn-of-the-century England, marriages to a pair of former lovers bring complications to their would-be happiness. Amidst social rumors, the imperfection of the fragile bond of relationships weakens similarly to a crack in an otherwise perfect golden bowl.

The St. Charles Players present a unique telling of this classic tale, in a new multi-cast dramatization performed in exciting Radio Theatre style. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 12/10/2013

    " One would have to have the lifestyle of one of the characters, i.e. independently wealthy or royalty married for money, in order to have time to read a book like this. It is full of self-indulgently long, superfluous passive sentences. If you can sift through the chaff, it is an enjoyable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Collin Kelley | 11/30/2013

    " Henry James and his fascination with Americans abroad has informed my own fiction, so I place The Golden Bowl among his masterpieces including Daisy Miller and The Portrait of a Lady. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonard Houx | 10/22/2013

    " i don't know what i think of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Roy | 10/21/2013

    " A complex and wordy novel about an affair. The story isn't much, but the detail and the exploration of the characters is well worth the read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Babiak | 10/12/2013

    " This is a gorgeous book, and the only one, as I understand it, that James saw fit to give a happy ending. As he said about his thoughtful and moral characters, if people like that don't exist, they should. His prose is as wonderful as his sensibility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 9/27/2013

    " Even more subtle than James' other work. Plot consists in around a dozen or so conversations between characters, and the perceptions and changing moods of those characters as they make up their minds on a course of action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 7/7/2013

    " Why do I like Henry James? I don't know, I just do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 2/12/2013

    " really a loooong read!(haha, that is what I have written down!) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Newengland | 10/14/2012

    " Ah, no thanks. And I won't even bother describing other James tried and dropped. This one I was force-marched through for a class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 6/30/2012

    " Not a particular James fan but love this one. A tale of 3 Americans aboard (of course) & one Italian Prince. Superb film with Nick Nolte & Uma Thurman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aurora Josephson | 11/2/2011

    " I have listened to the first half of this book 3 times...I feel like I'm in purgatory "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/5/2010

    " I read about 100 pages, and didn't find it too interesting so I took it back to the library early. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariel | 2/26/2009

    " I didn't nod off into my bowl of Golden Crisp cereal even once. Honest Abe and Trustworthy Carl from down the street will vouch for me. (Those are not sarcastic nicknames.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/16/2008

    " I've read this book 3x, don't know why, but I love it! I have very weird tastes though, trust me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 11/23/2007

    " Skip the preface, give yourself time, and James is surprisingly rewarding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Wright | 1/22/2007

    " I really enjoyed this book, though it is not my favorite Henry James novel. James' characters tend to be effusive in their complimenting of other characters character! If you can let that go, it is a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will Miller | 9/15/2006

    " Obsessively self-analytic characters, half-innocent social gestures supersaturated with significance, self-mocking-yet-serious flashes of grotesque melodrama, architecturally ornate similes of the inner-life, and delphically weird, beautiful sentences -- who can say no? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Harmon | 12/26/2003

    " This was my first James and pretty hard for me to get through. I appreciated the plot and liked some of the images created along the way, but it was kind of a slog. "

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Author Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.