THE LAST ENCHANTMENTS
Read by: Luke Daniels
Genre: Fiction/Coming of Age
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.
- Audio CD: 9 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (January 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1427241384
- ISBN-13: 978-1427241382
The Last Enchantments is a powerfully moving and lyrically written novel. A young American embarks on a year at Oxford and has an impassioned affair that will change his life forever
After graduating from Yale, William Baker, scion of an old line patrician family, goes to work in presidential politics. But when the campaign into which he’s poured his heart ends in disappointment, he decides to leave New York behind, along with the devoted, ambitious, and well-connected woman he’s been in love with for the last four years.
Will expects nothing more than a year off before resuming the comfortable life he’s always known, but he’s soon caught up in a whirlwind of unexpected friendships and romantic entanglements that threaten his safe plans. As he explores the heady social world of Oxford, he becomes fast friends with Tom, his snobbish but affable flat mate; Anil, an Indian economist with a deep love for gangster rap; Anneliese, a German historian obsessed with photography; and Timmo, whose chief ambition is to become a reality television star. What he’s least prepared for is Sophie, a witty, beautiful and enigmatic woman who makes him question everything he knows about himself.
For readers who made a classic of Richard Yates’s A Good School, Charles Finch’s The Last Enchantments is a sweeping novel about love and loss that redefines what it means to grow up as an American in the twenty-first century.
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THE LAST ENCHANTMENTS by Charles Finch, read by Luke Daniels is a Fiction. Audio Version. A compelling tale of friendship, heartbreak,love, loss and growing up. While, I had a hard time connecting to the characters, it was an interesting tale of secret longings, desires and finding one’s self. Mr. Daniels’, voice is vivid, and interesting. This is a tale of time between youth, and adulthood. A time of growing up, finding first love, tragedy, unrequited love, using Oxford University campus as a backdrop. As I said above I had a hard time connecting with the characters. I don’t totally understand why, as this is an interesting tale of growing up and the transition between adolescence and adulthood with all the issues and problems life brings in between. Received for an honest review.
HEAT RATING: MILD
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More