• The Rich are Different

  • By: Susan Howatch
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-30-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (149 ratings)

Regular price: $31.47

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Publisher's Summary

The Rich Are Different is the story of Dinah Slade, a young Englishwoman of immense vitality and great sensual power, whose life, loves, and fierce ambition become entangled with the fate of a great American banking family in the 1920s. When Paul Van Zale, a handsome patrician and powerful Wall Street banker, meets Dinah in London, he commits the imprudence of falling in love with her.
When Dinah follows him to his world, she is caught up in the complex currents of Paul's life. Among the new acquaintances she makes is Paul's wife, with whom, much to Dinah's shock and dismay, Paul manages an almost perfect marriage. Their lives are intertwined with such mastery that listeners will be captivated with The Rich Are Different from the very first word to the astonishing climax.
©1977 Susan Howatch (P)2001 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Susan Howatch has surpassed herself. This is a mighty book." (Orlando Tribune)
"Nadia May captures the essence of the six first-person narratives [in] the story, to the point of making recognizable each character's voice as related by the others." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Daniel on 07-04-10

excelent

Good book and excellent narration. After just few hours I felt that there couldn't be a more appropriate reader for this book. She is not using only accents to delimiter the characters but different tonalities as well. I didn't have any confusion whatsoever during the dialogs. I wrote this review in order to help dispelling the subjectivity introduced by some preceding reviews. Enjoy!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By w.a.m. on 04-20-07

Surprising!!!


At first I thought this would be a long long love affair. However, the story enfolded very good.
Intrigues, deceit, murder and romance, it’s all in the story.
So after a long and slow start (which I did not mind at all), there was a thrilling mid section and then there was a surprisingly end.
Every few years one of the main figures is telling the story (more or less).
I have enjoyed it!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs T. on 06-21-16

Rich are different

Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I read the book many years ago and was thrilled to see it available on audiobook- just hoping they will record the sequel -Sins of the Fathers and my all time favourite - The Wheel of Fortune

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Debs on 07-02-15

Another Susan Howatch triumph!

Once again the author transported me. What a story teller. Her ability to weave so many characters' together into one cohesive story and from all their perspectives.

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