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    • The Magnificent Ambersons

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Blaisdell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The family serves as a metaphor for the old society that crumbled after the Industrial Revolution, as a Midwestern town spreads and darkens into a city.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration to a Great Story

    • By C. McMullen Designs on 09-06-09

    Regular price: $19.57

    • The Magnificent Ambersons

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Set in the Midwest in the early 20th century---the dawn of the automobile age--- The Magnificent Ambersons begins by introducing the Ambersons, the richest family in town. Exemplifying aristocratic excess, the Ambersons have everything money can buy - and more. But George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled grandson of the family patriarch, is unable to see that great societal changes are taking place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, classic story

    • By shortforu on 01-05-11

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Magnificent Ambersons

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "The Magnificent Ambersons" is a novel by Booth Tarkington. It traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family, between the end of the Civil War and the early 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America. The decline of the Ambersons is contrasted with the rising of industrial tycoons and new-money families, who derived power not from family names but by "doing things".

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Alice Adams

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Traci Svendsgaard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Plucky and romantic Alice tries to rise above the crudities of her hopelessly shabby background in this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about ambition and self-delusion. The lower-middle class Adams family faces a slow disintegration in a small Midwestern town. Alice, a social climber, is ashamed of her unsuccessful family and determined to distinguish herself.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The wrong reader in the wrong style

    • By Edmond Clement on 04-29-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Penrod (Revised Edition)

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Tony Scheinman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Penrod, Booth Tarkington's classic and hilarious tale of one 11-year-old boy's unceasing series of misadventures in an early 20th-century Midwestern town, has fallen into disrepute in some quarters for ethnic descriptions and dialogue that many today find offensive. Lasso Books has taken the bold step of abridging the original text and removing questionable passages and rewriting select portions so that children and adults may now read this delightful novel without the insensitivities of the past that many found objectionable.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Magnificent Ambersons

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel focuses on materialism and the fortunes of a Midwestern family in the early 20th century. Horseless carriages were just appearing on the scene, the strata of society was in a constant state of flux, and the inherent values of the Amberson family were fast becoming a thing of the past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but Dated

    • By Michael on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Beautiful Lady

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The Beautiful Lady, is a short novel from Booth Tarkington's early career. The story was originally published in two parts, December of 1904 and January of 1905, in Harper's Magazine, and then as Tarkington's fifth book in May of 1905. Mrs. Landry is The Beautiful Lady, a woman with a soul as beautiful as she it. Who will win her heart? Ansolini, an Italian from Naples now living in Paris? Rufus Poor, a young man who needs to be kept out of trouble or another mysterious man? This breezy read, is a fine introduction to one of Booth Tarkington's early works.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Monsieur Beaucaire

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    A young man disguised as a barber forces a noble whom he has caught cheating at cards to introduce him to the lovely Lady Mary Carlisle. Love flourishes, tempers flare, and swords clash in the ensuing results!

    Regular price: $13.99