• The Buccaneers

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-03-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audio Book Contractors
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (6 ratings)

Summary

Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful.
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Helmac on 26-02-17

Reading

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, because I have found the reading very poor. Extremely disappointing as you will see from my library, I am an Edith Wharton fan

What did you like best about this story?

So far I am not liking anything best.

How could the performance have been better?

A better reader

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Probably because it is an Edith Wharton

Any additional comments?

No

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4 out of 5 stars
By judy wiley on 24-10-16

A rare happy ending of sorts

I love Edith Wharton's writing but her stories often end sadly, especially for the women. This one ends abruptly because she died before finishing it. Fortunately, she mapped out the whole story before she died. The outline for the story ends happily for the main protagonist! The writing and the realistic depiction of society in both the United States and Great Britain is perfection!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dana on 11-02-13

An ok story with sass

What did you love best about The Buccaneers?

I love historical fiction written by female authors. This did not disappoint although at times the plot seemed to wonder. The characters were well development and the sassy humor caught my attention and kept me tuned in.

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