The Custom of the Country (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.6 stars; 166 reviews)

Edith Wharton's 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional Midwestern Apex City to New York to Paris. Undine is determined to acquire money and position through marriage, even if it means multiple divorces. - Summary by Elizabeth Klett (14 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 22:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 2 20:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 3 12:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 4 29:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 5 21:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 6 15:01 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 18:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 8 15:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 9 17:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 25:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 24:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 26:04 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 21:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 24:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 26:17 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 20:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 18:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 35:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 13:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 20 29:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 21 31:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 22 14:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 12:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 24 23:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 25 12:11 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 26 20:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 27 13:01 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 28 11:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 29 16:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 30 12:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 31 14:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 32 13:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 33 9:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 34 10:27 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 35 20:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 36 8:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 37 17:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 38 20:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 39 18:11 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 40 16:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 41 15:49 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 42 11:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 43 14:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 44 15:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 45 13:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 46 27:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

Loved to Hate


(4.5 stars)

Loved Elizabeth Klett's reading while busy hating Undine.

Excellent, mannered and erudite


(5 stars)

Elizabeth Klatt gives a fine reading, as usual, very appropriate for the work. It's a cutting story about an ambitious, yet shallow woman, as she cuts her way through the men of America and Europe, always seeking something better, never satisfied. Undine has no scruples and not a single unselfish bone in her body. She's calculating, coniving and willing to use all her natural tallents and weapons at her disposal to achieve any objective she desires in her continual quest to have all that she wants from life.


(4 stars)

A very good reading and pleasurable to listen to: The reader handles Wharton’s language very well including the many foreign names, places, titles etc. A vast improvement over version 1 - which has many different readers, many of whom are very poor.

Terrific!


(5 stars)

Once again, Ms. Klett reads Edith Wharton with perfection. The Custom of the Country is another look into the striving lives and unhappy marriages of the near wealthy and hangers on.

great reading of a dastardly woman


(5 stars)

if i rated the book its a 2. however the reader is devine in narrating the dastardly plans of a manipulative woman.


(5 stars)

Gorgeous and clear reading! Klett does a great job of creating mannerisms for each character that are unique but not too distracting. A wonderful audio.

Wonderful story


(5 stars)

Excellent novel, excellent reading.. horrible main character! lol.. written so well that you hate her as if she is a real person.

throttle the protagonist!


(4 stars)

Klett's narration makes a mediocre or bad book better, and a good read great.