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The Magnificent Ambersons

Booth Tarkington

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Description:

Set in the Midwest in the early twentieth century-the dawn of the automobile age-The Magnificent Ambersons begins by introducing the Ambersons, the richest family in town. Exemplifying aristocratic excess, the Ambersons have everything money can buy-and more. But George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled grandson of the family patriarch, is unable to see that great societal changes are taking place and that business tycoons, industrialists, and real estate developers will soon surpass him in wealth and prestige. Rather than join the new mechanical age, George prefers to remain a gentleman, believing that "being things" is superior to "doing things." But as his town becomes a city, and the family palace is enveloped in a cloud of soot, George's protectors disappear one by one, and the elegant, cloistered lifestyle of the Ambersons fades from view and finally vanishes altogether.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Berkrot

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

29:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:23