The Member of the Wedding

  • by Carson McCullers
  • Narrated by Susan Sarandon
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best way to experience this classic of the American South is by joining five-time Academy Award nominee and Best Actress winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise) as she guides the listener on a journey through the anguish of adolescence and isolation.
"Rarely has emotional turbulence been so delicately conveyed," said The New York Times of Carson McCullers' sensitive portrayal of Frankie Addams, a disconnected 12-year-old whose only friends are her family’s maid and a six-year-old cousin. Desperate to be part of something big, she takes an overlarge interest in her brother’s wedding and dreams of following the couple on their honeymoon to the Alaskan wilderness. But as Frankie crosses into adulthood, she experiences the fantasy-shattering disillusionment that must come with it.
This is a story for anybody who’s ever felt like an outsider and a natural fit for Ms. Sarandon, a master at creating authentic, sympathetic characters.


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Great Listening

Wonderful, well written and insightful novel by Carson McCullers, narrated well by Susan Sarandon who gives life to this tale of Frankie Addams who finds herself in love with her brother and his bride's wedding one long, hot summer.
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- Beth Huntly-Grant

Nearly right

Wonderful coming of age novel, expertly read by the admirable Susan Sarandon who captures the Southern accents so well. Marred by the unnecessary and inappropriate introductiry music - better just skip it and start from the good stuff.
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- Paula Diggle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios