The House of Mirth (Version 3)


Read by Jan Moorehouse

(4.6 stars; 17 reviews)

The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love. She sabotages all her possible opportunities for a wealthy marriage, loses the esteem of her social circle, and dies young, poor, and alone. - Summary by Wikipedia (12 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Book 1 Chapter 1 25:39 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 2 21:19 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 3 33:25 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 4 27:41 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 5 29:09 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 6 26:19 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 7 25:57 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 8 30:10 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 9 29:26 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 10 21:55 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 11 19:02 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 12 27:39 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 13 24:11 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 14 44:35 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 1 Chapter 15 29:02 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 1 29:52 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 2 33:43 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 3 30:16 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 4 25:43 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 5 26:14 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 6 26:50 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 7 18:40 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 8 29:46 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 9 22:58 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 10 35:24 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 11 20:11 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 12 14:11 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 13 31:51 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Chapter 14 14:28 Read by Jan Moorehouse

Reviews

Great reading of this classic work!

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Jan Moorehouse's reading of The House of Mirth. Her fluid and competent reading kept me engaged in the novel and Wharton's prose from start to finish. The audio quality was great as well. I don't think I would have made it through this classic without Jan's recording, but I'm so glad I experienced this great work.

brilliant but flawed by the synopsis

(4.5 stars)

A brilliant book full of pathos and poetry with a lovely reading by Jan Moorhouse. But why on earth include such a comprehensive spoiler of the ending in the synopsis at the top of the audiobook?!

(3.5 stars)

Very well thought out and written book. Spoiler Alert, I prefer happy endings but I am reconciled enough with the whole book to not feel cheated by an ending that is not the usual "Happy Ever After" of most romance novels.

Snowed in Again

(5 stars)

Flawless reading of a tangled love story. Excellent!

too slow 1st book; too fast 2nd

(5 stars)