The Way We Live Now

  • by Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by Flo Gibson
  • 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Everyone thinks Augustus Melmotte, a new arrival in London, is a wealthy financier - until he is caught in a forgery scheme. This is a satirical look at immorality and dishonesty as Trollope saw them in the worlds of business, politics, journalism, literature, and society on his return from the colonies in 1872. Scoundrels, coquettes, swindlers, and intriguers abound in this novel, which is often called his masterpiece.

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What the Critics Say

"One of the great English Victorian novelists....A sharp but sympathetic observer of Victorian social and political life." (Daniel S. Burt, The Biography Book)

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Customer Reviews

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Hopeless reading. Avoid

I agree completely with the other reviewers - a completely inappropriate accent, and not a very good reader either. I wouldn't even want to listen to her reading something appropriate like Edith Wharton. Why do publishers do it?
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- Philadelphus

American takeover

This is so disappointing. It is difficult to imagine why an American female reader has been given the priviledge of reading Trollope. She reads too fast, uses American pronunciation and has a limited range of cadences that are inapproriate for the English language as opposed to American - yet I can see no version in English of this great novel. I shall struggle on developing my own interpretation as I go....
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- Christina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-08-2007
  • Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc.