City of Light
- Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
- Length: 6 hrs
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-15-99
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
Regular price: $21.27
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $21.27
Both observer and participant, Louisa Barrett guides us through the culture and conflicts of a time and place where immigrant factory workers and nature conservationists protest violently against industrialists, where presidents broker politics, where wealthy "Negroes" fight for recognition and equality, and where women struggle to thrive in a system that allows them little freedom.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By S. Sarabasha on 07-14-10
good historical detail
I enjoyed the reader and the story. Tells a tale of gender differences and budding feminism effectively. Also recounts the beginning of electricity for the masses and how that occured.
The more we hear of how men made fortunes on the backs of the poor yet telling the world what they were doing was for our own good, the more it is the same. Very apt with the BP disaster in the Gulf.
Wish the sequel - Radiance of Light was being put into audio.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Carla Foster on 04-16-17
The author reading the book is a HUGE mistake
I read about 3 chapters of this book and was interested in finishing it. I was traveling and decided to purchase it on audible. What a mistake. The author's southern accent did not fit with the many Italian words she could not pronounce correctly. It was painful to listen to. I will finish the book, not the recorded version