Main Street

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sinclair Lewis

Narrated By: Brian Emerson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2006

Duration: 16 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

Carol Kennicott, caught between her desires for social reform and happiness, reflects the dilemma of America's early emancipated woman. Main Street attacks the complacency of those who are under the illusion that they have chosen their tradition.

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  • Lawprof

    Though once regarded as an American classic, Main Street is mean-spirited and terribly dated. The novel is tendentious, as literary qualities are consistently subordinated to Lewis putting across his ideological agenda. The weakness of the novel is compounded by the abysmal reading. Emerson mindlessly and tediously lowers his tone (not volume, listening while driving is not a problem) about once every sentence on average.