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Thomas Lane

Oak View, CA, United States

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  • The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Eleanor Bron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (114)

    First published in 1905, the House of Mirth shocked many by its candour. Lily Bart moves in the shallow, new-moneyed class of New York society in which men make the money and women spend it. There amongst the glib diversions of the newly rich, she seeks a husband who can not only maintain her in this charmed existence, but can also provide unstinting admiration.

    Catherine says: "Wonderful"
    "If you think you may be interested, get it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. This is one of the greatest novels by one of our greatest novelists. If you love beautiful writing and a great story, this is for you. Also: The narration by Eleonor Bron, the great, under-appreciated English actress who appeared in the film version of The House of Mirth (as well as the Beatles' movie Help!) is a work of art in itself.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way social drama/comedy transforms into something much more profound.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Impossible to choose.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too long. A book to savor.


    Any additional comments?

    I had not expected this to be as good as Wharton's The Age of Innocence. I was wrong.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (161)

    Inspired by a near-mythic event on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Shadow Country re-imagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.

    John says: "Engrossing, Rich and Powerful"
    "one for the ages"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Shadow Country in three words, what would they be?

    Moby Dick calibre


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything


    Have you listened to any of Anthony Heald’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but this is so great I'd love to get other audio books that he has done.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Too numerous to mention. I've been a fan of Peter Matthiessen's for a long time, but didn't quite expect this.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any interest in this book, please get it. The performance equals the quality of the text, and that's saying a lot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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