The Magnificent Ambersons (Growth Trilogy Vol 2) Version 2


Read by Jeannie

(4.9 stars; 27 reviews)

The Magnificent Ambersons is a 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington which won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. It was the second novel in the Growth trilogy, which included The Turmoil (1915) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version, also titled The Magnificent Ambersons.

The novel and trilogy traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family in a fictional Mid-Western town, between the end of the Civil War and the early part of the 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America. The decline of the Ambersons is contrasted with the rising fortunes of industrial tycoons and other new-money families, which did not derive power from family names but by "doing things". As George Amberson's friend (name unspecified) says, "don't you think being things is 'rahthuh bettuh' than doing things?"

"The Magnificent Ambersons is perhaps Tarkington's best novel," said Van Wyck Brooks. "[It is] a typical story of an American family and town—the great family that locally ruled the roost and vanished virtually in a day as the town spread and darkened into a city. This novel no doubt was a permanent page in the social history of the United States, so admirably conceived and written was the tale of the Ambersons, their house, their fate and the growth of the community in which they were submerged in the end." (Summary from Wikipedia) (9 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 21:51 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 02 18:06 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 03 12:01 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 04 18:13 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 05 15:22 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 06 17:04 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 07 17:20 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 08 16:06 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 09 10:55 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 10 17:20 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 11 9:10 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 12 16:29 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 13 24:20 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 14 12:33 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 15 12:18 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 16 12:24 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 17 21:47 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 18 13:22 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 19 11:19 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 20 16:29 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 21 15:53 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 22 9:53 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 23 12:15 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 24 12:04 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 25 11:14 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 26 20:40 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 27 13:00 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 28 25:38 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 29 9:21 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 30 19:58 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 31 23:14 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 32 16:00 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 33 9:53 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 34 19:30 Read by Jeannie
Chapter 35 25:54 Read by Jeannie

Reviews

NO ONE WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BOOK


(5 stars)

Professional-caliber reading of an amazing novel...


(5 stars)

Brilliant delivery with the reading! You truly have what it takes, Jeannie. Thanks very much for your contribution. And, the Magnificent Ambersons is truly one of the greatest American novels ever written - I'd say easily falls within the top-30 of any novel written.

Socialite Gone Wrong


(4 stars)

good story. Certainly shows the underbelly of high society when they don't do good works! Georgie is a very spoiled child! Shame on his mother. shame on his father. and I would have to say the rest of the family...

Magnificent Novel


(5 stars)

Wasn't sure I would like this novel, but it is filled with undeniable charm and depth. Furthermore, Jeannie's narration is warm and inviting.

Excellent reading


(5 stars)

The story is engaging and beautifully read. Thank you!

THE MAGNIFICENT ANDERSONS IS EXCELLENT. A MUST LISTEN TO☺


(5 stars)

anb


(5 stars)

Great book and the reading is brilliant.

brilliant


(5 stars)

Very good and we'll read