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The Wings of the Dove Audiobook

The Wings of the Dove

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Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems: materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl.

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Public Domain (P)2017 Naxos AudioBooks

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    gill 27/04/2017
    gill 27/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    too wordy by far. cannot finish it. really wish I hadn't chosen this one. disappointed

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  • Julie Gray
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    31/10/17
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    "Not an easy read but SO worth it!"

    Henry James's writing is not for everybody. It is incredibly dense and detailed and he deep dives into the ruminative thoughts of all the major characters at such length that for the first 1/3 of the book, you might find yourself going a little crazy, thinking WHERE IS THE PLOT?! But the book picks up in intensity after the midway mark and I literally could not stop listening. The story is deeply philosophical, about the nature of love, betrayal and just how far one would go to get what one wants - only to then have to live with the consequences. It's absolutely Shakespearian, this story. If you want to be a "well read" person, you should read at least one Henry James novel and that should be this one. Give it a chance, be patient, retrain your focus when you begin to drift, and you will be richly rewarded, in the end.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    17/01/18
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    "Disappointing accent"

    I love Juliette Stevens’ reading generally, but was distracted throughout Wings of the Dove by the odd accent she used for the two American characters. It sounded forced and was unconvincing.

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