Auntie Mame

  • by Patrick Dennis
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway as well as a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world's most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a listen in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s.


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A Hopeful Escape in a Post-Trump World

I've loved Auntie Mame since I first saw the Roslyn Russell version as a child in Alabama. She became my North Star for a less ordinary life. I can't believe I'm in my fifties before taking up the book form. I think I was afraid to, just in case it vanquished my Auntie Mame as much as the Lucille Ball film version did. I'm so glad that I took the risk. In a world in which Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States on a platform perfectly suited to the Upson's, Auntie Mame should be required reading - if to no one else, then at least to all those liberal-minded people who find themselves marooned amongst gleeful gloating Trump supporters. Ann tie Mame is a hopeful place to escape to when you feel surrounded by haters. Auntie Mame scorns both racists and intellectual snobs alike, celebrating the truly open-hearted as well as open-minded.
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- Biblio Phile "forever learning"

Still one of my favorites!

I've always loved this book; it was tradition in our family to read it and "The Joyous Season" aloud at Christmas. Not only was it great to hear the story again, Christopher Lane's narration brought an extra element of character and narration that made the whole thing better.
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- India Wallace

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio