The Valley of Decision


Read by Robert Keiper

(4.2 stars; 13 reviews)

Odo Valsecca, a promising nobleman, inherits a dukedom at a young age and, over the course of his young life, must quickly learn the politics of royalty as he deals with other nobles, the church, the free-thinking movement, and, of course, his subjects, the peasants. Will he be able to rise to power in time, or will he quickly buckle under the pressures of the Italian court during the seventeenth century? Published in 1902, The Valley of Decision is Edith Wharton's first full length novel. - Summary by Mary Kay (16 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Dedication. 0:45 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.1 17:43 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.2 18:00 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.3 13:57 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.4 20:51 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.5 17:04 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.6 24:39 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.7 18:41 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.8 28:18 Read by Robert Keiper
Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.9 17:09 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.1 17:51 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.2 12:26 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.3 18:27 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.4 29:45 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.5 20:11 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.6 20:08 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.7 22:03 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.8 6:34 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Mirandolina's Story 15:58 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.9 31:38 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.10 26:04 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.11 28:22 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.12 23:02 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.13 22:45 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.14 33:08 Read by Robert Keiper
Book II. The New Light. Section 2.15 41:29 Read by Robert Keiper
Book III. The Choice. Section 3.1 43:37 Read by Robert Keiper
Book III. The Choice. Section 3.2 21:24 Read by Robert Keiper
Book III. The Choice. Section 3.3 48:45 Read by Robert Keiper
Book III. The Choice. Section 3.4 22:48 Read by Robert Keiper
Book III. The Choice. Section 3.5 23:00 Read by Robert Keiper
Book III. The Choice. Section 3.6 32:31 Read by Robert Keiper
Book III. The Choice. Section 3.7 21:45 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.1 27:51 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.2 23:19 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.3 23:40 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.4 8:53 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.5 22:04 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.6 20:40 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.7 16:37 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.8 26:21 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.9 23:43 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.10 21:59 Read by Robert Keiper
Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.11 35:44 Read by Robert Keiper

Reviews

(1 stars)

Couldn't handle the character voices. I did like reader's narration voice.

(5 stars)

Loved it! Wharton does an intensly personal story of a Duke trying to rule as the traditional Italian political crumbles on the eve of the French Revolution.

(5 stars)

Well read and interesting story considering the author.

Exellent!!

(5 stars)

It was well written and well read!! Thank you