Sarah Suplee

Ithaca, NY United States
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  • The Age of Innocence

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, is charming, tactful, enlightened - a thorough product of this society. He accepts its standards and abides by its rules, but he also recognizes its limitations. His engagement to the impeccable May Welland assures him of a safe and conventional future, until the arrival of May's cousin Ellen Olenska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece of literary construction

  • By Darwin8u on 09-08-13

Very we'll done

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Reviewed: 04-12-14

What made the experience of listening to The Age of Innocence the most enjoyable?

It was my first audio book to listen to while I was going to sleep. I've long intended to read this book, but it was much nicer to be read to.

What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

Her voice was appealing, and she read the various roles quite well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The terribly constricting society of the time was well defined.

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