The Last Chairlift (Unabridged) The Last Chairlift (Unabridged)

The Last Chairlift (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.5 • 21 Ratings
    • $24.99

    • $24.99

Publisher Description

John Irving’s fifteenth novel is “powerfully cinematic” (The Washington Post) and “eminently readable” (The Boston Globe). The Last Chairlift is part ghost story, part love story, spanning eight decades of sexual politics.

In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ray becomes a ski instructor.

Her son, Adam, grows up in a family that defies conventions and evades questions concerning the eventful past. Years later, looking for answers, he will go to Aspen. In the Hotel Jerome, where he was conceived, Adam will meet some ghosts; in The Last Chairlift, they aren’t the first or last ghosts he sees.

John Irving has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time—among them, The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules. A visionary voice on the subject of sexual tolerance, Irving is a bard of alternative families. In the “generously intertextual” (The New York Times) The Last Chairlift, readers will once more be in his thrall.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
JR
Jacques Roy
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
32:47
hr min
RELEASED
2022
October 18
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
SIZE
1.6
GB

Customer Reviews

Johnson Freud ,

Slow burn. Like slomo candle.

Slow burn to nothing. Great characters. Interesting enough story. I wasn’t in the mood for a mock-memoir. So meh.

debid92 ,

Awful

I’m so glad I only spent 3.99 on this audio book, it is the worst I’ve ever listened to. I would give it negative stars if I could.

D'teach ,

Save your money

I have listened to many of Irving’s novels, including the amazing A Prayer for Owen Meany and Last Night in Twisted River. What a disappointment this is! I kept waiting for it to have any substance or reason for being published at all. Irving rehashes the same old themes of absent parents, smallness,writing, with no append story.

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