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Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway as well as a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world's most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a listen in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s.

©1955 Patrick Dennis, renewed in 1983 by the Tanner family. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Introduction © 2001 by Paul Rudnick. Afterword © 2001 by Michael Tanner. Auntie Mame was originally published by the Vanguard Press in 1955.

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Still one of my favorites!

I've always loved this book; it was tradition in our family to read it and "The Joyous Season" aloud at Christmas. Not only was it great to hear the story again, Christopher Lane's narration brought an extra element of character and narration that made the whole thing better.

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a marvelous a masterful piece .

this is a brilliantly written piece which simultaneously is unbelievably and up were asleep politically correct and laughingly incorrect. Auntie Mame is the most refreshingly wonderful loving brilliant articulate woman who still sees the world as a place to be explored and who Marvel's in her own unique way and its wonders. she is epitomized by one of her own lines which says " darling life is a banquet but most sons of a b****** are starving " this is also the most brilliant reading of any audible book to which I have ever listened with perhaps the exception of the Gamache series.

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A classic

Loved the play, so I decided to get the book. It doesn't disappoint. It is irreverent, witty, clever, heart warming and charming.
I recommend Aunty Mame for everyone.

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Excellent Book

Best book I have read in years .. Very well written ann narrated ...will check his other books .

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Delightful

Although this book was first published in the mid nineteen-fifties, it still holds up. Mame Dennis is an entertaining display of tolerance and being true to one's self.

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WOW!!

This was even better than I remembered it when I first read it in 1958!! I was fortunate enough to have seen it on stage many times, first with Roz Russell, and in subsequent tours with Constance Bennett, Eve Arden, and Gypsy Rose Lee!! My only Broadway first night was the musical with Angela Landsbury. The film version with Russell is a timeless classic! The less said about Lucy Ball's musical film the batter!

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Just Marvelous!

Christopher Lane gives a captivating narration of this timeless novel drawing forth laughter and sometimes tears. I truly didn't want the story to end.

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Loved the movie, liked the book

I love the movie Auntie Mame and have been want to read the book for sometime. now I finally have and I really enjoyed it. I literally laughed out loud at some parts which I don't often do while listening or even reading books. I would suggest this book if you know Auntie Mame at all. Though different from the movie it was still a lot of fun.

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Absolutely delightful!

This book is just wonderful. The kind of story where you fall in love with the characters and feel as if you know them personally. Hilarious, audacious, witty, and full of heart, with a solid theme of love, family, and social justice. A classic with a story line that's still relevant today. Bravo!

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Still holds up!

Grew up with the film and thought I'd give this a try. I was not disappointed. I'll definitely listen to the sequel.

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