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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Worst narration ever

The book itself certainly isn't H.J.'s finest work, but I knew that going in. My rating of one star refers only to the reader. His reading is so halting and without inflection, I actually found myself scrolling back and repeating sections to attempt to grasp what was meant. It sounds as if every word came as a (disconnected) surprise to him. Honestly, it's atrocious. I am an avid (and usually patient) reader and listener, and for me to quit a book as I did this one is unheard of. Save yourself the irritation.
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- Donna

The ambassadors

enjoyed it very much. It is a great story and the reading is well done.
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- Joyce

Book Details

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