Revolutionary Road

  • by Richard Yates
  • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves. In his introduction to this edition, novelist Richard Ford pays homage to the lasting influence and enduring power of Revolutionary Road.

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What the Critics Say

"The Great Gatsby of my time...one of the best books by a member of my generation." ( Kurt Vonnegut)"Beautifully crafted...a remarkable and deeply troubling book." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)"A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic." (William Styron)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thought provoking on ordinary life

Was recommended this by my daughter studying it for A level. So great to share a good book and share thoughts from different perspectives on the characters. I'm much more forgiving of the Wheelers because to me imperfection is normal and natural. It's still as current today as it must have been back then, though there are now more ways to avoid working efficiently and make illicit friendships.
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- Wosul

Absolute Must!

Undoubtedly the most underrated writer I have ever had the pleasure of reading!

The minute observations Yates presents in this novel are devastating and honest. A timeless tale.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-11-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audio