The Custom of the Country (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.6 stars; 86 reviews)

Edith Wharton's 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional Midwestern Apex City to New York to Paris. Undine is determined to acquire money and position through marriage, even if it means multiple divorces. - Summary by Elizabeth Klett

(14 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 22:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 2 20:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 3 12:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 4 29:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 5 21:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 6 15:01 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 18:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 8 15:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 9 17:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 25:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 24:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 26:04 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 21:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 24:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 26:17 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 20:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 18:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 35:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 13:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 20 29:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 21 31:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 22 14:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 12:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 24 23:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 25 12:11 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 26 20:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 27 13:01 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 28 11:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 29 16:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 30 12:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 31 14:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 32 13:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 33 9:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 34 10:27 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 35 20:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 36 8:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 37 17:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 38 20:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 39 18:11 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 40 16:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 41 15:49 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 42 11:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 43 14:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 44 15:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 45 13:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 46 27:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

Loved to Hate

(4.5 stars)

Loved Elizabeth Klett's reading while busy hating Undine.

psycho b-word women is not a new phenomenon

(5 stars)

Destructive, weak, conniving, and /or passive women are the bane of so many people's existence. Every version is on display in this story. As well as a few (very few) good ones. Amazingly well read. Very sad the main character didn't die a terrible death.

I had a Ralph and have an Undine of sorts

(5 stars)

I have never felt such sincere physical abhorrence for a fictional character before in my life. And yet, she has disrupted my life almost as much as those she affected in the story. Brought to life almost all too real by Ms. Klett.

Mr. Spragg. ill equipped to tame his shrews.

(3 stars)

Undine's in dire need of a lass wupping. Elizabeth Klett's narration makes a mediocre or bad book better, and a good read GREAT 👌

Terrific!

(5 stars)

Once again, Ms. Klett reads Edith Wharton with perfection. The Custom of the Country is another look into the striving lives and unhappy marriages of the near wealthy and hangers on.

great reading of a dastardly woman

(5 stars)

if i rated the book its a 2. however the reader is devine in narrating the dastardly plans of a manipulative woman.

(4.5 stars)

Loved to hate the protagonist in this story. Fantastic narrator and I couldn’t put it down!

One of my favorite readers

(3 stars)

Ugh! What a narcissistic woman.