An American Tragedy

  • by Theodore Dreiser
  • Narrated by Dan John Miller
  • 34 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Extraordinary in scope and power, vivid in its sense of wholesale human waste, unceasing in its rich compassion, An American Tragedy stands as Theodore Dreiser's supreme achievement.
First published in 1925 and based on an actual criminal case, An American Tragedy was the inspiration for the 1951 film A Place in the Sun, which won six Academy Awards and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.


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Marathon Masterpiece

The narration is incredible, he really is skilled when it comes to switching voices subtly and swiftly. Certain female voices (e.g. Roberta's) are rather annoying though, in my humble opinion.

The author's phrasing is very interesting. Paying close attention to every word is a joy.
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- Anders

monumental crime and punishment

You will need all your stamina to get through this. Not for the faint hearted
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio