The Age Of Innocence

  • by Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by Mary Sarah
  • 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in upper class New York City. Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City's best families, is happily anticipating a highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he finds reason to doubt his choice of bride after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic, beautiful 30-year-old cousin, who has been living in Europe. This novel won the first ever Pulitzer awarded to a woman.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nice bittersweet story, average performance,

I really enjoyed the heady atmosphere of the writing, the narration could do better. The society that Wharton criticises is brought to life well by the narrator, but everything feels a little too fast moving and rushed. I would recommend listening to it at a slightly lower speed.
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- Clavs

Dry narration and slow plot

What disappointed you about The Age Of Innocence?

I found the narration dry and uninteresting. I kept drifting away and not being bothered to go back to where I was last paying attention and I just found there to be nothing in the story to hold my attention.

Would you ever listen to anything by Edith Wharton again?

I don't think so. I would like to give her another go by physically reading her, however, as I've enjoyed short stories by her previously.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mary Sarah’s performances?

I have Anne of Green Gables narrated by her, but if I don't get along with that - I've already read it physically so I know I like the story - then I won't be listening to anything else narrated by Mary Sarah.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I really, really wanted to like it.

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- Sophie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-01-2013
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media