The Ambassadors

  • by Henry James
  • Narrated by Stephen Hoye
  • 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lambert Strether, a mild, middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman. And as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the "vast bright Babylon" and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet.

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Much impressed with first audio book

Henry James is difficult to read for oneself but Stephen Hoye does an excellent job in exactly the right accent. The reading is clear, expressive, and steady. The plot is good and is unfolding in an unhurried Jamesian fashion.Haven't finished it yet but want to do so soon. A very good first impression of what Audible has to offer.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio