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The Ambassadors Audiobook

The Ambassadors

James considers this book to be his masterpiece! Various "ambassadors" are sent to Paris to persuade Chad Newsome to return to his New England town and attend to his business interests there. One of these envoys, Lambert Strether, is so impressed with Chad's suavity and charm that he advises him to stay with Mme. de Vionnet in France.
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James considers this book to be his masterpiece! Various "ambassadors" are sent to Paris to persuade Chad Newsome to return to his New England town and attend to his business interests there. One of these envoys, Lambert Strether, is so impressed with Chad's suavity and charm that he advises him to stay with Mme. de Vionnet in France.

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    Michael S. Ameigh Upstate New York 05-01-15
    Michael S. Ameigh Upstate New York 05-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Why Henry James never goes out of style"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a wonderful book, and thank you Flo Gibson for contriving charming character voices that transcend the ages. Your English-speaking Parisians come to life instantly, present themselves with dignity and high-minded sophistication.

    Listening to the first chapter or so may be a bit daunting for some; the prose is somewhat archaic by today's standards (Not complaining! Love it!), requires some time to get the rhythm, sense the trajectory. But such a sweet story, so insightful and pleasant. After hearing it I went for the print version, intend to read it, too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The deep dive into character development that generates an aire of highly refined sophistication assisted by disarming self-deprecation and good humor.


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

    I have not but will certainly seek them out.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Vive la difference!


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for a very enjoyable experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 11-10-15
    Lori 11-10-15
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    "Loved reading Portrait of a Lady, but this..."

    I'm not sure why I disliked this audio book so much. I found the characters to be annoyingly self interested and ridiculously effusive. Everyone was "exquisite" and "perfect". Made myself finish it.

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