Schmidt
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 34 ratings)
  • 1
    About Schmidt | Louis Begley

    About Schmidt

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Louis Begley
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Old-school lawyer Albert Schmidt has spent years carefully climbing the ladder of success. But now, at what should be the pinnacle of his career, his life is in chaos. Within months, he is widowed and forcibly retired from his firm. He harbors painfully mixed feelings about his ambitious daughter’s impending marriage. Suddenly, in the midst of this turmoil, a seductive young woman asks Smitty what he wants. Far from being a time of satisfaction and complacency, the middle age encountered by Begley’s hero is the beginning of a new journey—tantalizing, yet unnerving.

    Tried to listen 3 times and just couldn't

    I adore George Guidall but I'm done with Begley.

    Reviewed on January 02 2012 by Baycyd (San Francisco)
  • 2
    Schmidt Delivered | Louis Begley

    Schmidt Delivered

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Louis Begley
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Best-selling author Louis Begley created a beguiling icon of middle age in About Schmidt. Recently widowed, pushed into retirement by his law firm, at odds with his family, Albert Schmidt captivated readers with his cautious courage. Now he is facing ever mounting challenges of life, love, and age. Schmidt is happy living with his affectionate young girlfriend, Carrie. His grumpy daughter, on the other hand, seems to want only money from him.

    Keep Schmidt Alive

    I may. I really like the book and got a lot of it in the gym and the car, so I had distractions. I love the Schmidt series. I missed this one someho..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 10 2014 by David (Glen Echo, MD, United States)
  • 3
    Schmidt Steps Back | Louis Begley

    Schmidt Steps Back

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Louis Begley
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    When we last saw Albert Schmidt Esq. (“Schmidtie” to all near and dear), he had been expelled from paradise: his love Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress 40 years his junior, had taken up with a blond giant nearer her age and possibly the father of her baby - assuming it isn’t Schmidt. Meanwhile, his only confirmed child, Charlotte, had proposed a truce in their perennially strained relations, which Schmidt accepted, despite its obliging him to resume dealings with her repulsive husband and her mother-in-law-cum-psychiatrist, whose life’s work has been turning Charlotte decisively against Schmidt.

    Loved it!

    Extremely well narrated.

    Reviewed on March 23 2013 by Irina C. ()