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    • An American Tragedy

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 34 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 437

    An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a period piece, still resonant

    • By beatrice on 05-31-12

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Sister Carrie

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: C.M. Hebert
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Sister Carrie is an epic of urban life, the story of an innocent heroine adrift in an indifferent city. When small-town girl Carrie Meeber sets out for Chicago, she is equipped with nothing but a few dollars, a certain unspoiled beauty and charm, and a pitiful lack of preparation for the complex moral choices she will face. Her story is one of struggle, from sweatshop to stage success, and of the love she inspires in a married man twice her age, whose obsession with her threatens to destroy him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nicely done

    • By Laurene on 12-28-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Financier

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    This powerful novel explores the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock market panic caused by the Chicago fire. Frank Cowperwood, a ruthlessly domineering wheeler-dealer, experiences both the heights and the depths of the financial world, always with his loving mistress championing his every move.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do read

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Financier

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Set in 18th century Philadelphia, the book follows Frank as he amasses a large fortune through stock speculation and purchases of shares in the growing street railway industry. He marries an older woman and has two children and uses his new found wealth to become socially prominent. Things however take a turn for the worst when he has an affair with Aileen Butler, the daughter of a politically prominent Irish industrialist.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Titan

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The Titan is the second volume in what the author called his "trilogy of desire," featuring the character of Frank Cowperwood, a powerful, irresistibly compelling man driven by his own need for power, beautiful women, and social prestige.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cowperwood rides again!

    • By Philo on 12-25-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Sister Carrie

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Theodore Dreiser's first and perhaps greatest novel appeared in 1900. The story is about a young country girl who moves to the big city, where she starts realizing her own American Dream by embarking on a life of sin rather than by hard work and perseverance. On publication, it met with outraged disapproval and was immediately withdrawn as "too shocking and sordid for polite readers".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Loved this! Could not wait each time I listened

    • By Bill on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The greatest short story writers strive to achieve a single, dramatic effect, a feature which the early masters of this genre perfected. Although the short story came from Europe, it was reborn in America and reached a pinnacle of superb form on these shores by the turn of the 20th century. In so many of our best writers, we hear echoes of a pioneer ethos that sustains the heart of a great literature. Here are 12 of America's best.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun listening too

    • By Michael on 10-01-06

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Sister Carrie

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A magnificent portrayal of 1890's America and the harsh realities of a dog-eat-dog world, Sister Carrie lies at the forefront of American Naturalism. When poor young provincial woman Carrie Meeber arrives in Chicago, she little expects to be catapulted from lower-class woman to prominent Broadway actress. Passive and yielding, she lets circumstances coerce her into action and by good fortune she arrives at fame. It is in Chicago that Carrie meets a successful businessman, Hurstwood, who helps her establish her name. 

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Sister Carrie

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Burns
    • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Sister Carrie is about a young country girl who moves to the big city, where she begins to realize her own American Dream by embarking on a life of sin rather than hard work and perseverance. At the time of its first publication, the novel caused a minor scandal, and Dreiser had difficulty finding a publisher for it. This was due to its blurred division between good and bad and the fact that, at the end, Carrie is rewarded rather than punished for her immoral life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator ruined it

    • By Cheryl C. Tinson on 09-25-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Financier

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Blaisdell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The first in a "trilogy of desire", The Financier tells the story of the ruthlessly dominating broker Frank Cowperwood as he climbs the ladder of success, his adoring mistress championing his every move. Based on the life of flamboyant finance captain C. T. Yerkes, Theodore Dreiser's cutting portrayal of the unscrupulous magnate Cowperwood embodies the idea that behind every great fortune there is a crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding classic, great narrator

    • By Peter on 08-16-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Lost Phoebe

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Tormented to distraction by the death of his true love, an old man embarks on a quixotic quest to find her. A tale that is tragic yet tender, Theodore Dreiser demonstrates the power of a love that bridges the gap between life and death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eternal Love

    • By Jade Dragon on 09-16-16

    Regular price: $0.83

    • Jennie Gerhardt

    • A Novel
    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Jennie Gerhardt is the tragic story of an innocent, caring, beautiful young girl from an extremely poor family who throughout her life is drawn into affairs with two different men from a much higher social class. How members of her family, the family of one of the wealthy men, and society in general react to her situation is the basis of this classic story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Need a pick me up.

    • By knvmxi on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Amerikanskaja tragedija

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Vadim Maksimov
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    «Amerikanskaja tragedija» - samyj izvestnyj roman klassika amerikanskoj literatury Teodora Drajzera. Kniga povestvuet o tragicheskoj sud'be talantlivogo junoshi Klajda Grifitsa. Mezhdu iskrennej ljubov'ju i bol'shimi den'gami on vybiraet poslednee, strastno zhelaja osushhestvit' zavetnuju "amerikanskuju" mechtu - vo chto by to ni stalo iz nizkogo social'nogo sloja probit'sja v jelitu obshhestva.

    Regular price: $2.59

    • "Free" and More Stories by Theodore Dreiser

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Besides the title story, this collection also includes "The Second Choice", "The Lost Phoebe", and "Marriage". These stories delve into the ups and downs of relationships, love, and death. They once again prove Dreiser to be one of America's finest writers.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Søster Carrie 1

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Kristina Pfeil Nielsen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Carrie kommer med tog til Chicago fra Wisconsin. Hun skal bo hos sin søster og dennes nærige og tvære protestantiske mand af skandinavisk afstamning. Det viser sig at være svært at tjene til dagen og vejen - og endnu sværere at få en arbejdsplads - når man ingenting kan. Og stemningen i lejlighedens små rum bliver efterhånden ubærlig for hende at være i. Hun forsøger at lette humøret ved at tage i teateret. Her støder hun tilfældigt ind i Drouet, som hun også talte med i toget på vej til storbyen.

    Regular price: $15.17

    • En amerikansk tragedie 3

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Thomas Gulstad
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Theodore Dreiser skrev på sit hovedværk, "En amerikansk tragedie", i elleve år, og denne roman skulle blive et af de betydeligste værker i den amerikanske naturalisme. Her koncentrerede Dreiser essensen af sin viden om og sit syn på det amerikanske samfund i begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede og kombinerede den med sin store indsigt i det menneskelige sind og de bevæggrunde, der skjuler sig der.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Søster Carrie 2

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Kristina Pfeil Nielsen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Carrie har succes i et dillettantstykke på teateret. Igennem Drouet møder hun den smukke og velansete Hurstwood, der betages fuldstændig af hende. De forelsker sig. Uden Carrie ved det, stjæler Hurstwood af kassen på sit arbejde og bortfører hende. De bosætter sig i New York, uden at Hurstwood finder noget job. I takt med at pengene slipper op, falder den smukke mand fra hinanden. Til gengæld begynder Carrie at få arbejde i teaterverdenen. Igen får hun mulighed for at slippe ud af en ellers så grå hverdag.

    Regular price: $16.60

    • En amerikansk tragedie 2

    • By: Theodore Dreiser
    • Narrated by: Thomas Gulstad
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Theodore Dreiser skrev på sit hovedværk, En amerikansk tragedie, i elleve år, og denne roman skulle blive et af de betydeligste værker i den amerikanske naturalisme. Her koncentrerede Dreiser essensen af sin viden om og sit syn på det amerikanske samfund i begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede og kombinerede den med sin store indsigt i det menneskelige sind og de bevæggrunde, der skjuler sig der.

    Regular price: $9.80