BUtterfield 8

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100090466
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101975497
Narrator/s: Gretchen Mol
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The bestselling novel that became an Oscar-winning film starring Elizabeth Taylor about New York's speakeasy generation A masterpiece of American fiction and a bestseller upon its publication in 1935, BUtterfield 8 lays bare with brash honesty the unspoken and often shocking truths that lurked beneath the surface of a society still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression. One Sunday morning, Gloria wakes up in a stranger's apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, stockings, and panties. When she steals a fur coat from the wardrobe to wear home, she unleashes a series of events that can only end in tragedy. Inspired by true events, this novel caused a sensation on its publication for its frank depiction of the relationship between a wild and beautiful young woman and a respectable, married man.

Author(s): John O'Hara, Lorin Stein
Original Publish Date: Apr 29, 2014

All formats/editions

Author(s): John O'Hara, Lorin Stein
Narrator(s): Gretchen Mol
Product Number C03012
Released: Mar 30, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490602318
Author(s): John O'Hara, Lorin Stein
Product Number EB00388504
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101602966

Professional reviews

"ItÕs a pleasure to encounter BUTTERFIELD 8 in this new audio version, especially if your most recent memory of it is the image of a young Elizabeth Taylor in high heels and a slip. The 1935 novel is dated but no less entertaining for that, and narrator Gretchen Mol inhabits this time capsule with ease. She deftly distinguishes between male and female voices with just a subtle shift of tone. Making the young women sound distinct, however, is less successful. MolÕs men also sound much alike, and you canÕt always hear that one scene has ended and entirely different characters are speaking. Nevertheless, MolÕs pacing and dialogue are effective, and this tale of a beautiful doomed club kid of the Prohibition era is engaging. B.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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