The Europeans


Read by Lee Ann Howlett

(4.1 stars; 29 reviews)

The Europeans: A sketch is a short novel by Henry James, published in 1878. It is essentially a comedy contrasting the behaviour and attitudes of two visitors from Europe with those of their relatives living in the 'new' world of New England. The novel first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly for July-October, 1878. James made numerous minor revisions for the first book publication. (Summary by Wikipedia) (6 hr 37 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 31:30 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
02 - Chapter 2 30:48 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
03 - Chapter 3 28:53 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
04 - Chapter 4 35:19 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
05 - Chapter 5 32:22 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
06 - Chapter 6 31:28 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
07 - Chapter 7 37:07 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
08 - Chapter 8 27:45 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
09 - Chapter 9 31:58 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
10 - Chapter 10 35:23 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
11 - Chapter 11 34:44 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
12 - Chapter 12 40:38 Read by Lee Ann Howlett

Reviews

a fun short story


(4 stars)

when I read the description I was sceptical but the more I listened the more I liked it. I enjoyed how the characters sort of built up over time.

Excellent!


(5 stars)

Loved this story! James is a great writer - I loved how he unfolded the characters to us in the first chapter, it kept me wondering just who they were and how they were related, as he bit by bit filled in the gaps. And the craftsmanship continues throughout the book as he tells his story, both by what is written and what is left unsaid. Lee Ann Howlett does an excellent job of reading this solo project.

Thank You


(5 stars)

Lee-Ann, thank you for this excellent reading and all the other reading you do. It's always a treat when I see your name as solo reader.

1850s Bostonian manners


(5 stars)

Beautifully read, for anyone suffering from FOHJ, as I have, this is one of his more accessible stories.