The Way We Live Now

  • by Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by David Shaw-Parker
  • 37 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Way We Live Now is a complex and compulsive tale that traces the career of Augustus Melmotte, a strange and mysterious financier who bursts into London society like a guided missile. In setting up a dubious scheme based on speculative money and stock market gambles, Melmotte manages to lure in several members of the English aristocracy, for whom money is the summum bonum. The world is at his feet - until the corruption catches up with him.
Considered one of Trollope's greatest works, The Way We Live Now leaves the listener questioning whether much has changed in the last century or whether this, after all, is the way we live now.
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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyable and long.

Well read. Good story but a bit repetitive, probably because published originally in monthly parts. You could skim a bit if reading but it might be best for listening if lightly pruned.
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- cnutr


Mr. David Shaw-Parker's marvellous performance makes Trollope's masterpiece truly unforgettable. The story is told with absolute mastery, with ever so many different accents and voices that every character appears as having a life of its own.
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- BoileauNarcejac

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-01-2016
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks