Theodore Dreiser's novel about a young country girl who grasps the American Dream - not through hard work and perseverance, but rather, through a life of sin - was met with shock and disapproval when it was first published in 1900. But the sordid elements of the story are no more than Dreiser's exploration of the sacrifices and hardships of ordinary men and women. Narrator Jim Killavey's subtle performance is clear and precise, and he takes listeners into Carrie Meeber's rise from low-paid worker to highly-paid actress without any unnecessary frills, evoking the changes in her circumstances with sympathy.
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Audible make my long commute so enjoyable! I love historical fiction, Nora Roberts, and any science related audibles (not enough of those).
I felt like I was there through the whole listen. At time is was quite sad, but it just gave me a feeling for the difficluty of the times. As I have enjoyed Dreiser, this contines my passion.
The narrator's voice is so unsuited to this classic literature that there is no point in listening. In a word, terrible.
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