The Titan


Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.6 stars; 31 reviews)

Cowperwood moves to Chicago with his new wife Aileen. He decides to take over the street-railway system. He bankrupts several opponents with the help of John J. McKenty and other political allies. Meanwhile, Chicago society finds out about his past in Philadelphia and the couple are no longer invited to dinner parties; after a while, the press turns on him too. Cowperwood is unfaithful many times. Aileen finds out about a certain Rita and beats her up. She gives up on him and has an affair with Polk Lynde, a man of privilege; she eventually loses faith in him. Meanwhile, Cowperwood meets young Berenice Fleming; by the end of the novel, he tells her he loves her and she accepts to live with him. However, the ending is bittersweet as Cowperwood has not managed to obtain the fifty-year franchise for his railway schemes that he wanted. This is Book 2 of Trilogy Of Desire. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (22 hr 24 min)

Chapters

01 - The New City 10:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - A Reconnotier 19:09 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - A Chicago Evening 15:48 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - Peter Laughlin & Co. 14:50 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Concerning A New Wife And Family 9:35 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - The New Queen of the Home 20:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Chicago Gas 17:33 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - Now This is Fighting 16:06 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - In Search of Victory 30:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - A Test 20:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - The Fruits of Daring 18:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - A New Retainer 25:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - The Die is Cast 30:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - Undercurrents 33:39 Read by Richard Kilmer
15 - A New Affection 16:21 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - A Fateful Interlude 24:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - An Overture to Conflict 10:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - The Clash 29:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - "Hell Hath No Fury--" 16:15 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - "Man and Superman" 13:37 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - A Matter of Tunnels 27:15 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - Street-railways at Last 19:50 Read by Richard Kilmer
23 - The Power of the Press 34:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
24 - The Coming of Stephanie Platow 23:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
25 - Airs from the Orient 11:59 Read by Richard Kilmer
26 - Love and War 25:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
27 - A Financier Bewitched 17:06 Read by Richard Kilmer
28 - The Exposure of Stephanie 22:37 Read by Richard Kilmer
29 - A Family Quarrel 23:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
30 - Obstacles 19:17 Read by Richard Kilmer
31 - Untoward Disclosures 17:47 Read by Richard Kilmer
32 - A Supper Party 24:50 Read by Richard Kilmer
33 - Mr. Lynde to the Rescue 17:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
34 - Enter Hosmer Hand 22:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
35 - A Political Agreement 22:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
36 - An Election Draws Near 12:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
37 - Aileen's Revenge 27:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
38 - An Hour of Defeat 30:08 Read by Richard Kilmer
39 - The New Adminisrtration 23:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
40 - A Trip to Louisville 22:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
41 - The Daughter of Mrs. Fleming 12:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
42 - F. A. Cowperwood, Guardian 17:51 Read by Richard Kilmer
43 - The Planet Mars 25:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
44 - A Franchise Obtained 16:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
45 - Changing Horizons 21:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
46 - Depths and Heights 21:51 Read by Richard Kilmer
47 - American Match 29:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
48 - Panic 28:45 Read by Richard Kilmer
49 - Mount Olympus 32:51 Read by Richard Kilmer
50 - A New York Mansion 16:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
51 - The Revival of Hattie Star 29:34 Read by Richard Kilmer
52 - Behind the Arras 14:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
53 - A Declaration of Love 22:45 Read by Richard Kilmer
54 - Wanted--Fifty-year Franchises 30:58 Read by Richard Kilmer
55 - Cowperwoood and the Governor 22:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
56 - The Ordeal of Berenice 20:46 Read by Richard Kilmer
57 - Aileen's Last Card 31:19 Read by Richard Kilmer
58 - A Marauder Upon the Commonwealth 18:59 Read by Richard Kilmer
59 - Capital and Public Rights 18:46 Read by Richard Kilmer
60 - The Net 15:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
61 - The Cataclysm 36:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
62 - The Recompense 7:34 Read by Richard Kilmer
63 - In Retrospect 6:34 Read by Richard Kilmer

Reviews

good reader, very questionable story


(4 stars)

Anyone "conventional" or holding old fashioned "morality" will be offended by this story but it is worth listening to so that you can have a picture window into the souls of the people who despise you. I am speaking of the author, who was apparently very like his Titan, of the title, regarding women. I'm not a feminist at all, but I can understand why women freak out about some of the mores of the past.....especially those belonging to this class of man. Again, thanks to the reader, who is one I particularly like. Remember, reviewers, these people read for free. Have a little charity in your reviews.