The Age of Innocence (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.6 stars; 152 reviews)

Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer is wealthy, well-bred, and engaged to the beautiful May Welland. But he finds himself drawn to May's cousin Ellen Olenska, who has been living in Europe and who has returned following a scandalous separation from her husband. (Introduction by Elizabeth Klett)

Proof listened by Stav Nisser & Betty M. (9 hr 57 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1, Chapter 01 14:04 Read by Elizabeth Klett
02 - Book 1, Chapter 02 11:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
03 - Book 1, Chapter 03 13:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
04 - Book 1, Chapter 04 10:41 Read by Elizabeth Klett
05 - Book 1, Chapter 05 17:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
06 - Book 1, Chapter 06 15:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
07 - Book 1, Chapter 07 12:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
08 - Book 1, Chapter 08 14:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
09 - Book 1, Chapter 09 23:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
10 - Book 1, Chapter 10 18:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
11 - Book 1, Chapter 11 15:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
12 - Book 1, Chapter 12 22:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
13 - Book 1, Chapter 13 12:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
14 - Book 1, Chapter 14 13:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
15 - Book 1, Chapter 15 19:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
16 - Book 1, Chapter 16 18:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
17 - Book 1, Chapter 17 18:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
18 - Book 1, Chapter 18 22:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
19 - Book 2, Chapter 19 20:15 Read by Elizabeth Klett
20 - Book 2, Chapter 20 22:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
21 - Book 2, Chapter 21 24:39 Read by Elizabeth Klett
22 - Book 2, Chapter 22 16:51 Read by Elizabeth Klett
23 - Book 2, Chapter 23 18:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
24 - Book 2, Chapter 24 10:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
25 - Book 2, Chapter 25 16:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
26 - Book 2, Chapter 26 20:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
27 - Book 2, Chapter 27 12:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
28 - Book 2, Chapter 28 11:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
29 - Book 2, Chapter 29 13:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
30 - Book 2, Chapter 30 17:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
31 - Book 2, Chapter 31 21:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
32 - Book 2, Chapter 32 16:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
33 - Book 2, Chapter 33 28:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
34 - Book 2, Chapter 34 31:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

(5 stars)

Elizabeth Klett is my favorite reader on Librivox! She is amazing.

Loved the book. Loved the reading of it.

(5 stars)

I didn't expect to enjoy this book, however it was such a pleasant surprise. The values and etiquette of old New York society were interesting, as were the common themes of duty and responsibility above passion. Elizabeth's reading is superb and I feel as if I lost a friend when the book ended. I will now need to find other books Elizabeth has read! Thank you.

fantastic narration, beautiful book.

(5 stars)

this was a reread for me. I love how timeless and yet how transfixed in an era this story is. And the narrator is so good I just downloaded four more books because she was the voice on all of them.

good book

(5 stars)

It's a good book, well read. Btw, I really think it's lame to say, "I wish it had a happier ending" and such in a review. It's a spoiler. I found the book very compelling and engaging.

So-so book read beautifully

(3 stars)

I suspect that this book was a 5 star in its time. Many of the themes are timeless, and I enjoyed much of the (too?) lengthy description of society, mores and dress. Yet the themes, characters and exposition did not make me want to keep turning the digital pages - and there are some books from this era that I could (and have) read more than once. Elizabeth Klett's narration outshines the material. I am following her through Librivox; her story telling is awesome, and she makes it easy to track multiple characters

excellent reader but a soso book

(3 stars)

the reader is excellent. as always! very easy to listen to. this book however, is only okay. it has the makings of a great romance novel, and at every turn or point where i think things will fall into place, they get complicated or messed up. and while some may find the ending sweet or romantic, i find it stupid and unsatisfactory. just a let down and because of that, the book has almost no substance or determined plot. it just keeps running in the same circles.

(4 stars)

Perhaps a little too long, Edith Warthon gives so much detail about everything, material and emotional. Very unexpected ending makes it worth listening to it all. Although I have to say, Elizabeth Klett's reading of the book is what kept me hooked till the end. Thank you Elizabeth :)

Edith Wharton read by Elizabeth Klett...

(5 stars)

...fantastic! It doesn’t get much better than Ms Klett's narration of The Age of Innocence. The novel is a cool glimpse into New York "grand" society and is riveting. Many thanks to the narrator and to LibriVox for making it possible.