Rules of Civility: A Novel

Written by:
Amor Towles
Narrated by:
Rebecca Lowman

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
188
Narrator
35
Release Date
July 2011
Duration
12 hours 0 minutes
Summary
From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide

On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.
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Melissa Sandefer

Loved it! F. Scott Fitzgerald would have loved it. And Edith Wharton too

Just Capital! Loved the novel and enjoyed the narration very much. Found myself researching for photos and maps of NYC from that era.

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Susan S.

What a marvelous novel! I left this book feeling a bit sad to see the last of Katy. There were times I laughed aloud, times I had to look up words I hadn't heard and times I I could have clapped. A fantastic group of characters brought to life in a bygone era of New York.

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Diana Hyland

I loved this start to finish. Brings you vividly into another world with twists and turns and beautifully crafted characters.

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Janet M.

How Amor Towles shifts from time and place in his novels with such accuracy in language, food and drink is amazing.

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