Alice Adams


Read by Jeannie

(4.4 stars; 58 reviews)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Alice Adams chronicles the attempts of a lower middle class American midwestern family at the turn of the 20th century to climb the social ladder. The eponymous heroine is at the heart of the story, a young woman who wants a better place in society and a better life. As Gerard Previn Meyer has stated, "Apart from being the contribution to social history its author conceived it to be, [Alice Adams] is something more, that something being what has attracted to it so large a public: its portrait of a (despite her faults) 'lovable girl'." (Summary by Jeannie) (7 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 11:57 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 02 15:57 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 03 18:47 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 04 13:21 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 05 18:00 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 06 25:00 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 07 17:52 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 08 14:45 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 09 17:08 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 10 16:23 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 11 21:28 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 12 29:34 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 13 14:21 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 14 20:10 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 15 19:43 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 16 17:36 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 17 15:43 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 18 17:03 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 19 17:19 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 20 21:56 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 21 22:54 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 22 19:09 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 23 19:35 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 24 11:28 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 25 15:54 Read by Jeannie

Reviews

effective writing


(5 stars)

! I grew to dislike the mother immensely! what a hag! all characters were well-defined and consistent. reader was excellent. the story was very believable. incredible but there are people like that in this world of both classes. wonder what happened to Walter he was a deficit anyway... You enjoy the story

A great Tarkington book and the reader was excellent


(5 stars)

I decided to try another Tarkington book after listening to the Magnificent Ambersons which I liked a lot. While this novel wasn't as deep as that one it was very moving and the ending will throw you for a loss. By the way the 1935 movie with Katherine Hepburn idiotically changed the ending making the film into some kind of romantic comedy/drama instead of the deeper work it is. I guess during the Depression years they wanted happy endings but the book's ending in its own way was even more happier and noble than the movies' ludicrous ending.

An American Classic


(5 stars)

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel remains a classic, if somewhat forgotten by the passage of time. A poignant story with unforgettable characters and a sublime story line. And Jeannie’s reading brings it all deep into your heart.

very easy to listen to this book . good one


(5 stars)

excellent narration


(5 stars)

Wonderful story of a flawed but brave heroine from recent yesteryear.