Babbitt

Sinclair LEWIS (1885 - 1951)

Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out he surprises you. As you begin to like him, he does something to evoke the “what a rat” response.

Male menopause wasn’t a pre Great Depression term, but I would say George has all the symptoms. At a pudgy balding forty six he looks at his life, wife, family and business. He sees himself as a pretty successful business man, but when Tanis, the lonely widow, has a leaky roof, he sees an opportunity for perhaps a more fulfilling relationship then he has at home. Add to Tanis a foray into radical politics, and we are about to whiteness an emotional and financial train wreck with Babbitt at the throttle.

This is a long story, but well worth listening to. Human nature hasn’t changed much in the last ninety years. Enjoy the novel (Summary by Mike Vendetti).

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 Mike Vendetti
00:26:39
Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Mike Vendetti
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Mike Vendetti
00:29:16
Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 Mike Vendetti
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 Mike Vendetti
00:35:22
Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 Mike Vendetti
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 Mike Vendetti
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 Mike Vendetti
00:39:23
Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 Mike Vendetti
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Mike Vendetti
00:30:18
Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Mike Vendetti
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Mike Vendetti
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Mike Vendetti
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Mike Vendetti
00:30:39
Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Mike Vendetti
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 Mike Vendetti
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 Mike Vendetti
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Mike Vendetti
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Mike Vendetti
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 20 Mike Vendetti
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 21 Mike Vendetti
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Play 22 22 -Chapter 22 Mike Vendetti
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Play 23 23 - Chapter 23 Mike Vendetti
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Play 24 24 - Chapter 24 Mike Vendetti
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 25 Mike Vendetti
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Play 26 26 - Chapter 26 Mike Vendetti
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Play 27 27 - Chapter 27 Mike Vendetti
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Play 28 28 - Chapter 28 Mike Vendetti
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Play 29 29 - Chapter 29 Mike Vendetti
00:36:42
Play 30 30 - Chapter 30 Mike Vendetti
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Play 31 31 - Chapter 31 Mike Vendetti
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Play 32 32 - Chapter 32 Mike Vendetti
00:21:55
Play 33 33 - Chapter 33 Mike Vendetti
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Play 34 34 - Chapter 34 Mike Vendetti
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