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- By: Evan S. Connell
- Narrated by: Sally Darling
- Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
India Bridge’s house is a prison, her life a collection of redundancies. Overnight, her children have turned into willful, frightening creatures and her husband into an unsolvable enigma. When India tries to reach beyond the limitations around her, she begins to realize the scattered truths that hide themselves in fear and solitude.
Mr. Bridge was better
- By serine on 02-02-16
What did you love best about Mrs. Bridge?
Laugh out loud funny at times, with a subtle but pointed humor. Also deep and moving, highly recommend!
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The Portrait of a Lady
- By: Henry James
- Narrated by: John Wood
- Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors, declaring that she will never marry. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword.
- By David on 06-26-10
The best of everything!
What made the experience of listening to The Portrait of a Lady the most enjoyable?
This is one of the best books I've ever read by an American author, and truthfully my favorite book of all time. James' characters and scenes are described in the most heartbreakingly beautiful language.
Who was your favorite character and why?
There are so many incredible character studies in this book, it's impossible to pick just one, but to witness Isabel Archer and understand her and see her go through what she does, is an unbelievable, but sad pleasure.
What about John Wood’s performance did you like?
Next to a narration by Will Patton (who does mostly contemporary American narration) John Wood is the best narrator I've listened to, just defies belief. Such emotion and intelligence in his reading. The best!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
So enjoyable, it's long but you don't want to miss a word. I'm listening to it for the second time in a couple years.
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