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Snobs Audiobook

Snobs

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Publisher's Summary

Edith Lavery, the pretty daughter of an accountant, meets gossip-column favorite Charles Broughton (Earl of Broughton and heir to the Marquess of Uckfield) at Ascot. When he proposes and she accepts, does she really love him, or is she merely dazzled by his title and money?

In a tale that mixes contemporary Jane Austen with the brilliant social commentary of Gosford Park, Julian Fellowes chronicles Edith's rise and fall with twists and turns aplenty. Through the eyes of his narrator, a journeyman actor who manages to negotiate the choppy waters of snobbery and excess as he moves between the upper and middle classes, in Snobs Fellowes gives us a delicious comedy of manners to rival Oscar Wilde at his wittiest.

Includes a bonus interview with Julian Fellowes, the Academy Award-winning author of Gosford Park.

©2005 Julian Fellowes; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Mr. Fellowes knows his turf well." (Dominick Dunne)
"Provocative, titillating, and seductive." (The Spectator)
"Sparklingly rompish....As long as this world does still exist, Fellowes is a delectable guide to its absurdities." (Sunday Times [London])

What Members Say

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    Elizabeth Bailey 02-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Just Ok"

    Would have liked more twists and turns. Fairly predictable. It was something pleasant to listen to while driving, but not intriguing.

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    D. Fyler 01-18-17
    D. Fyler 01-18-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Lots of fun"

    Fellowes is a modern day Jane Austen. He is a keen observer of modern day English caste and society. Enjoyable story with a bit of biting social commentary. And the narrator was superb.

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    Rob Rockville, MD 01-10-17
    Rob Rockville, MD 01-10-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Fun Read"

    loved the characters, the ending was abrupt. I'd recommend to anyone who loves the Anglophile genre.

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    Too Happy 09-25-16
    Too Happy 09-25-16
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    "Great book."

    This was fun. on to the next book. I plan to look for a continuation.

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    Pat 09-09-16
    Pat 09-09-16
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I did actually recommend it


    Would you recommend Snobs to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. It isn't a terribly bad read, but I have to say it was a bit boring.


    What does Richard Morant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Richard has a nice voice and I enjoyed listening to the book read by him. However, I don't think he necessarily added anything extraordinary to the story other than the "British" touch with his excellent voice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't a book I would want to read/listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn D Madden 08-16-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I wish I could start again- so interesting and Julian is such an incredible observer of human nature/behavior!

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    Cynthia 06-01-16
    Cynthia 06-01-16
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    "A delight!"

    A wonderful book, completely entertaining from the first word to the last. For Downton Abbey fans, this is a late 20th century version of that televised story.

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    i love amazon 05-09-16
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    "Absolutely loved it!"

    The writing was smart and witty with the perfect amount of British dryness while still appealing to the American reader. I felt like I was listening to an old classic rather than a modern novel, though, language was modern enough to be accessible by anyone. It was quite the enjoyable, well written read and will be recommending!

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    Ann 01-10-13
    Ann 01-10-13
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    "A Fine Story"

    I enjoyed this story. Nothing earth shattering or world changing. Just a good story to pass the time while I walk my dog or go to the gym.

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    Allison Kappadahl Charlotte, NC United States 08-28-12
    Allison Kappadahl Charlotte, NC United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Ahh the English"
    If you could sum up Snobs in three words, what would they be?

    Amusing, Brilliant and insightful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Snobs?

    The enagement party.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Morant?

    no, his voice put me to sleep.


    If you could rename Snobs, what would you call it?

    I believe its a perfect title


    Any additional comments?

    A quick summer read.

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