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The End of the Affair | [Graham Greene]

The End of the Affair

Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - The End of the Affair is somehow the antithesis and the definition of a love story, and Colin Firth’s performance is truly exceptional. Colin captures the story's intensity in his delivery – the emotion in each sentence is nearly tangible - yet he doesn’t \"over-do\" it. This is so much more than a love (and hate) story – it’s a reflection on what brings happiness and sadness into this life, and what one might sacrifice for a chance at happiness in the next. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2013

Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013

Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

The End of the Affair, set in London during and just after World War II, is the story of a flourishing love affair between Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles. After a violent episode at Maurice's apartment, Sarah suddenly and without explanation breaks off the affair. This very intimate story about what actually constitutes love is enhanced by Mr. Firth's narration, who said "this book struck me very, very particularly at the time when I read it and I thought my familiarity with it would give the journey a personal slant."

"I'm grateful for this honor," Firth said when this production was recognized by the Audie Awards as Audiobook of the Year for 2013, "and grateful for the opportunity to narrate one of my favorite stories. A great novel told in the first person makes for the best script an actor could imagine. None better than The End of the Affair.... Theater and film each offer their own challenges and rewards, but narration is a new practice for me and the audiobook performance provides exhilarating possibilities for both actors and listeners. I'm thrilled to be involved in bringing this remarkable work of fiction to a wider audience, and thankful to Audible for offering me the opportunity to perform it and to engage with so many who share my passion for storytelling."

The End of the Affair is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star helped select. For more great books performed by Hollywood’s finest, click here.


©1951 Graham Greene (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Patricia Clifton, VA, United States 07-10-12
    Patricia Clifton, VA, United States 07-10-12
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    "EXCELLENT"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    IT WAS


    What was most disappointing about Graham Greene’s story?

    THE THE TWO MOVIES DID A POOR JOB OF STRESSING THE ROLE CATHOLOSIM PLAYED.. IN FACT THE LATEST PICTURE TURNED AN AHETIST INTO A PRIEST. QUITE A STRETCH


    How could the performance have been better?

    NO


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nina PACIFICA, CA, United States 06-04-12
    Nina PACIFICA, CA, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great narrator but only one coice"
    Would you listen to The End of the Affair again? Why?

    No. I seldom listen to the same thing twice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The debunking of religious faith


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mequasah tigard, OR, United States 06-04-12
    Mequasah tigard, OR, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "oh dear god"
    What disappointed you about The End of the Affair?

    THERE IS NO CONNECTION


    What was most disappointing about Graham Greene’s story?

    Sarah


    What about Colin Firth’s performance did you like?

    He has wonderful cadence and tone


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissapointment, couldn't finish


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Largo, FL, USA 05-15-12
    Elizabeth Largo, FL, USA 05-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Very boring"
    What disappointed you about The End of the Affair?

    The narrator was very boring... I loved Colin Firth in all of his movies but I guess his facial expressions always carried him in films... not a great book narrator


    Would you be willing to try another book from Graham Greene? Why or why not?

    yes, I thought the story was good but the voice was hard to overcome


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Colin Firth?

    No sure


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Storyline was ok


    0 of 13 people found this review helpful
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