The Custom of the Country


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(4.1 stars; 7 reviews)

Edith Wharton was a novelist of manners of late 19th Century New York "Society", who spent much of her life in France. In this novel she tells the story of Undine Sprague, the thrice- (or more) married, upwardly mobile beauty from "Apex City", transplanted to New York, and finally to France, leaving the dead and wounded in the wake of her "experiments in happiness". (Summary by Karen Merline)

(14 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 20:21 Read by Isosceles
Chapter 2 19:01 Read by Isosceles
Chapter 3 11:36 Read by Isosceles
Chapter 4 28:27 Read by Katie Gibboney
Chapter 5 21:17 Read by Katie Gibboney
Chapter 6 14:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 20:15 Read by musil
Chapter 8 18:57 Read by musil
Chapter 9 20:41 Read by musici123
Chapter 10 24:44 Read by kristiface
Chapter 11 28:37 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter 12 33:35 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter 13 19:26 Read by Katie Gibboney
Chapter 14 29:30 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 15 29:38 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 16 23:38 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 17 22:03 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 18 33:38 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 12:20 Read by Kristen McQuillin
Chapter 20 27:51 Read by Kristen McQuillin
Chapter 21 29:01 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 22 13:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 12:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 24 26:28 Read by musil
Chapter 25 15:27 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 26 23:57 Read by musil
Chapter 27 15:14 Read by musil
Chapter 28 10:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 29 17:41 Read by musil
Chapter 30 13:32 Read by musil
Chapter 31 15:35 Read by musil
Chapter 32 14:52 Read by musil
Chapter 33 11:00 Read by musil
Chapter 34 12:12 Read by musil
Chapter 35 24:03 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 36 8:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 37 17:52 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 38 20:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 39 18:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 40 16:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 41 16:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 42 11:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 43 13:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 44 14:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 45 15:18 Read by Maire Rhode
Chapter 46 29:29 Read by Aaron Elliott

Reviews

The Custom of the Country

(4 stars)

Most readers are good and some are excellent. I particularly enjoyed the reader of the last chapter who made Undine sound like a loathsome shrew. Beware chapter 9 read by Deidre. With her wildly changing and affected accents, all of them inappropriate and ludicrous, it was torture getting through this chapter.

some readers very hard to understand couldn't finish it.

(0.5 stars)