Summer (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.4 stars; 125 reviews)

Wharton's 1917 novella Summer, like her more famous work Ethan Frome, is set in a very small rural New England town. Charity Royall longs to escape the claustrophobic confines of North Dormer and the inappropriate advances of her guardian Mr. Royall, who adopted her as a child from the nearby Mountain community. Hope arrives in the form of city boy Lucius Harney, who has come to research the architecture of the region; but will his presence in Charity's life mean her salvation - or her undoing? (Introduction by Elizabeth Klett) (5 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 16:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 2 18:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 3 11:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 4 7:51 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 5 17:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 6 25:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 23:29 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 8 19:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 9 20:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 15:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 18:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 23:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 13:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 14:04 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 30:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 25:48 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 17:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 22:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

I quickly got lost in this story. Charity carries such angst, is so discontented with herself, with life. She's so angry, so insecure, & so willful. It seems like she can never allow herself to just be, but must always contend with something or someone. I'm not sure whether I like the ending or hate it. I probably hate it, but for personal reasons & not because of the story itself. I'm glad that she retrieved her pin & her reasons for doing so.

(5 stars)

Wonderful reading by E. Klett. Sharon's writing is so atmospheric with a proper feeling of emptiness. There seems to be a lot of symbolism that I missed but I think that I picked up on the ones regarding Annabelle Batch.

(5 stars)

Elizabeth is is one of the best narrators out there. she gives life to any story. As far as the story, the end was ridiculous. I didn't give my 5 stars for the storyline. it is for the narrator

Love it

(5 stars)

It's a slower-paced but good story overall even if it did end a little abruptly. Elizabeth Klett, as usual, reads with clarity and brings definition to the characters in the story.

Once again sad ending

(5 stars)

I can't believe how shity some men are and others who seem as jerk actually come through. But over all sad ending but great story

Good and sad ending

(4 stars)

I liked the book. Elizabeth Klett is a great reader! If you like not-so-happy but still endearing endings, this is a great listen!

excellent

(5 stars)

It was refreshing to see a realistic plot and have a view of life that causes one to think. Thank you for a wonderful reading.

(3 stars)

great job by Elizabeth, the stars are for her. this book is just another example of how stupid we women are. it has not changed.