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    • Revolutionary Road

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 710
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 369

    From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Movie vs Book

    • By Sara on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Easter Parade

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow!

    • By Daniel Borhanian on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Revolutionary Road

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Adriano Giannini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Frank e April Wheeler sono una coppia middle class dei sobborghi benestanti di New York. Coltivano il proprio anticonformismo con ingenuità, quasi con ipocrisia; si sentono destinati a una vita creativa, magari in Europa, dove esprimere la propria passione. Ma sotto la superficie di una vita apparentemente felice la giovane famiglia nasconde una tensione pronta a esplodere con la prepotenza di un dramma shakespeariano. Uno dei racconti più intensi e penetranti della narrativa americana.

    Regular price: $11.25

    • A Special Providence

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Robert Prentice has spent all his life attempting to escape his mother's stifling presence. His mother, Alice, for her part, struggles with her own demons as she attempts to realize her dreams of prosperity and success as a sculptor. As Robert goes off to fight in Europe, hoping to become his own man, Richard Yates portrays a soldier in the depths of war striving to live up to his heroic ideals.

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Young Hearts Crying

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Yates movingly portrays a man and a woman from their courtship in the 1950s to their divorce in the '70s, chronicling their heartbreaking attempts to reach their highest ambitions. Michael Davenport dreams of being a poet after returning home from World War II, and at first he and his new wife, Lucy, enjoy their life together. But as the decades pass and the success of others creates a fear of failure in both Michael and Lucy, their once bright future gives way to a life of adultery and isolation.

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Disturbing the Peace

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John's evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 7 hours and 27 minutes pure blisd

    • By Mia on 01-05-13

    Regular price: $20.26

    • A Good School

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Three kinds of success by Audible

    • By Torrey Townsend on 03-13-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Cold Spring Harbor

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    When the Shepards' car breaks down in pre-World War II New York City, a chain of events occurs that transforms the lives of the Shepards and the Drakes, as Evan and Rachel meet, court, and marry. But betrayal, disappointment, and secret schemes are on the horizon....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good read!

    • By Ram on 03-24-16

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Revolutionary Road (Danish Edition)

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Bent Otto Hansen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    "Revolutionary Road" er en roman om, hvordan et parforhold tidstypisk går til grunde som følge af livsløgne, arrogance og uindfriede drømme. De danske anmeldere har kun brugt de største superlativer. Året er 1955. Frank og April Wheeler bor i et nydeligt lille hus for enden af Revolutionary Road i et helt nyt forstadskvarter i Connecticut. Frank pendler til New York og sit kontorjob hver dag. April går hjemme hos børnene.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not in English

    • By Terri Slater on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Zeiten des Aufruhrs

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Frank und April, ein Paar, das zu allen Hoffnungen Anlass gibt, talentiert, jung, gutaussehend, er mit einem Job in der City, sie, eine erfolgreiche Schauspielschülerin, widmet sich zunächst noch den eigenen Kindern - in Erwartung des bevorstehenden gesellschaftlichen Aufstiegs. Doch das Leben hält anderes bereit: Frank verstrickt sich in eine Affäre, April erstickt im Vorstadtmuff, und ihre Träume werden immer verstiegener.

    Regular price: $16.07