Indian Summer (version 2)


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

(4.7 stars; 24 reviews)

Set in Florence's Anglo-American colony in the late 19th century, this is a romantic story of a middle-aged man, returning to the scene of his first but disappointed love twenty years earlier. The doings of Americans abroad were staples of the fictions of Henry James and Edith Wharton, but Howells’s view is rather different. As John Updike has said of it, “the felicity of the writing makes us pause in admiration…. A midlife crisis has rarely been sketched in fiction with better humor, with gentler comedy and more gracious acceptance of life’s irrevocability.” ( Nicholas Clifford) (9 hr 47 min)

Chapters

01 17:58 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
02 16:57 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
03 23:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
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20 37:29 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
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Reviews

such a pleasure


(5 stars)

By following the excellent reader Nicholas Clifford, I have been introduced to writers who were unknown to me. Why did I know of Henry James but not of William Dean Howells? The people in this story have become totally real to me, especially the good and gentle Theodore Colville.

Superb!


(5 stars)

What a splendid experience was listening to this book! A beautiful love story, a beautiful redemption of the past. And how could I have forgotten what a perfect reader Nicholas Clifford is? So glad to be reminded!

very nice story


(5 stars)

Although I knew how it must be from the beginning, I definitely did not guess how it would get there. Excellent reading. Many thanks.


(4.5 stars)

This is a delightful story. The author is new to me and I shall listen to more of his books. The narrator is excellent. Thank you!

Nicholas Clifford is a god!


(5 stars)

No matter the story no matter the author Mr Clifford brings it to life with his soothing voice and flawless narration!


(5 stars)

Splendid use of the English language. I'm a fan.