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The novelist Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his best friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London. One day, without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for her heart.
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By Jacqueline on 06-10-09

The difinitive reading of Greene's work

Michael Kitchen's narration conveys the soul of Graham Greene's literary voice -- a great compliment. I've rarely been so "drawn in" by a reading. I am a long-time fan of Graham Greene's work and grateful to Kitchen for new insight into "The End of the Affair." Bravo!
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By Vered on 05-01-09

Good, but problematic

Graham Greene was a brilliant literary novelist.
This novel, to my opinion, is not his best.

The plot is interesting, beautifully- melancholic, and it's obvious that Greene put his soul into it.
However, as soon as i got into the story, the theme became very religious, almost missionary (Catholic).
I didn't mind the religious elements as long as they came from a personal point of view, especially since, some of the themes were thought provoking and touching, but in a way i was left under the impression - the missionary text took over the story, overshadowed the literary value of the whole and gave the final word.

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By Stephen on 07-16-11

A Literary Delight

Greene was a truly unique author whose career provided us with a few undeniable classics such as the screenplay for the "The Third Man" and produced many works which continue to be revisited today - with 2011's "Brighton Rock" film a topical example.

In this novel, with echoes of the intensity of Wuthering Heights, Greene gives a truly compelling narrative of the lifeline of a relationship that is both pure and savage at the same time. An excellent reading that captures the soul of a wonderful book that is a must for anyone working their way through modern classics.

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By Helena on 01-25-16

Graham Green at his best

Revisited this after reading book years ago. Audible version well read and lived up to writing. Highly recommended.

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