The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope audiobook

The Way We Live Now

By Anthony Trollope
Read by David Shaw-Parker

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37.16 Hours Unabridged
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The Way We Live Now is a complex and compulsive tale that traces the career of Augustus Melmotte, a strange and mysterious financier who bursts into London society like a guided missile. In setting up a dubious scheme based on speculative money and stock market gambles, Melmotte manages to lure in several members of the English aristocracy, for whom money is the summum bonum. The world is at his feet—until the corruption catches up with him. Considered one of Trollope’s greatest works, The Way We Live Now leaves the listener questioning whether much has changed in the last century, or if this, after all, is the way we live now.

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Summary

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The Way We Live Now is a complex and compulsive tale that traces the career of Augustus Melmotte, a strange and mysterious financier who bursts into London society like a guided missile.

In setting up a dubious scheme based on speculative money and stock market gambles, Melmotte manages to lure in several members of the English aristocracy, for whom money is the summum bonum. The world is at his feet—until the corruption catches up with him.

Considered one of Trollope’s greatest works, The Way We Live Now leaves the listener questioning whether much has changed in the last century, or if this, after all, is the way we live now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“British actor David Shaw-Parker’s almost iambic cadence makes his narration of the novel pleasant to the ear. His vocal characterizations are especially entertaining. From Felix Carbury’s unconcerned tone to Melmotte’s imposing manner, Shaw-Parker captures the essence of each character. When he voices American businessman Hamilton K. Fisker, his American accent is so convincing that he sounds like a different narrator entirely. Although the novel itself is lengthy, Shaw-Parker holds the listener spellbound.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Anthony Trollope

Author Bio: Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) grew up in London. He inherited his mother’s ambition to write and was famously disciplined in the development of his craft. His first novel was published in 1847 while he was working in Ireland as a surveyor for the General Post Office. He wrote a series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to re-create in his fiction his own vision of the social structures of Victorian England. The author of forty-seven novels, he was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 37.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English