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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Patricia Highsmith

Narrated By: Cassandra Campbell

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2015

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes


A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.

Highsmith’s sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one’s nature.

The Price of Salt is the basis for the upcoming film Carol, starring Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, and Kyle Chandler, to be released December 18, 2015.

“A document of persecuted love—perfect.”—Independent (London)


  • Annabree F

    I really enjoyed the story and its complex characters. Fabulous book and beautifully narrated.

  • Mae Rachelle Malubay

    The narrator read the story really fast.

  • Alexandria Venable

    I am unsure as to why this is under the erotica classification, there is nothing erotic about the book. I am assuming it's listed under erotica because it's a lesbian love story- which clearly must still be taboo for it not to have it's own real section. As far as the story goes I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it was slow. The characters aren't particularly pleasant, but they grow on you.

  • jennifer jones

    Very slow read- the relationship is a slow seduction for the first half of the book. It didn't make sense to me how they managed to find each other. The characters were developed, just not enjoyable to get to know. Did not enjoy the story, although appreciated the subject and the era in which this relationship wouldn't have been accepted. A bit disappointed, especially due to the Oscar buzz.


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