Regular price: $25.86

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $25.86

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

National Book Critics Circle, Fiction, 1996
Miami Beach is the haven of a quirky cast of characters in Stanley Elkin’s wry vision of contemporary culture that won the National Book Award. In this Florida, the bright sunlight is shared by drug lords, health food fanatics, wealthy socialites, and refugees from the Midwest. Why are so many men interested in Mrs. Ted Bliss, newly widowed from a Chicago butcher? Is it her smile, her flawless Buick Le Sabre, or her late husband’s business connections? She is about to find out, as she embarks on an unconventional new life that lures her from the familiar world of her Jewish family. Stanley Elkin’s darkly humorous, sharply perceptive novels have earned him the praise of authors like Saul Bellow and Kurt Vonnegut. You’ll love this sprightly story of love and money, deftly narrated by the incomparable George Guidall.
©1995 Stanley Elkin (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By michael joseph on 12-21-11

Mrs. Ted Bliss a Smash

Would you consider the audio edition of Mrs. Ted Bliss to be better than the print version?

George Guidall's deft touch brilliantly renders Stanley Elkin's final novel. Although Elkin is generally acclaimed for his verbal pyrotechnics, and dark humor, which are brilliantly on display in Mrs. Ted Bliss, Guidall's recreation of Dorothy Bliss demonstrates Elkin's extraordinary empathy and gift for emotional nuance. Having also read The Conventional Wisdom--and clearly having listened to Elkins' recording of it--Guidall is able to draw attention to the complex similarities between the two works, which are both available on the audible and ought to be part of the audio collection of every serious listener.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Audible, Inc