The Ambassadors

  • by Henry James
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman
  • 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Chadwick Newsome lingers too long in Paris, his mother, a wealthy New England widow, sends her fiancé, Lambert Strether, to fetch him home. Newsome refuses, extending his stay while Strether finds himself lured by the intrigue of Parisian life.
Published in 1903, The Ambassadors is regarded as a masterpiece of American fiction for its exceptional structure, its moral significance, and its depiction of the contrasting New and Old World cultures. Henry James considered this his finest novel.


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Henry James to the nth

Beautifully read, with a satisfying emotional depth and the trademark Henry James indirectness. It took me a long time to get through this book because other things distracted me, but I always returned to it for something that one just can't get out of most fiction. Probably it's worth five stars, but I think that it is beyond many readers.
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- Gene

Terrible Reader

The reader emphasizes the wrong words, making it almost impossible to follow the meaning of what he is reading. I always thought that if the book were good enough, the quality of the reading would not matter. I was wrong. I have listened to perhaps 100 books on tape or audio, and this is the first one I could not make it through due to the reader.
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- Marcia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-1999
  • Publisher: Books on Tape