Vanity Fair

  • by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Narrated by Georgina Sutton
  • 32 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to supervise her courtship. Becky Sharp, an orphan, has to use her wit, charm, and resourcefulness to escape from her destiny as a governess. This she does ruthlessly, musing: "I think I could become a good woman, if I had £5,000 a year."
Thackeray’s story is set at the time of the battle of Waterloo, in which the Sedley fortunes are lost - and Amelia is back to square one - while Becky rises with contemptuous ease.
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If you could sum up Vanity Fair in three words, what would they be?

I had read Vanity Fair and had watched the film and television series, but until I listened to this reading, I had never really understood, how funny & 'tongue in cheek' it was!

Just be careful to choose the right reader. I chose one & within minutes couldn't cope with the voice although I had heard them reading other things. It just didn't feel right. Glad that Audible swapped it & that I persevered!

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- Annie

A surprisingly modern novel.

If you could sum up Vanity Fair in three words, what would they be?

Incisive, funny, moving.

What did you like best about this story?

Becky Sharp is a wonderful creation. She's a shameless survivor and improviser in an era of modesty, blushes and bonnets.

Which character – as performed by Georgina Sutton – was your favourite?

Georgina Sutton is brilliant as all the characters- both men and women. Her Joss Sedley is particularly funny.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh, cry and gasp.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to a number of Audible books but Georgina Sutton's performance in this thirty-two hour listen is the most impressive that I've come across so far.

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- Mim C.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2013
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks