• Audiobooks (EN)

    W. Somerset Maugham — The Razor’s Edge [Narrated by Frank Muller] (1988) MP3, CBR 64 kbit/s

            Larry Darrell, haunted by the horrors of the war, abandons his easy life and glowing prospects for an odyssey that takes him from the trenches of World War I to the Paris of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, then on to a monastery in the Tibetan mountains. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham’s most brilliant characters — his fiancEe Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions, and Elliott Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob. Maugham himself wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.   Original Title: The…

  • Audiobooks (EN)

    W. Somerset Maugham — The Trembling of a Leaf [Narrated by Charlton Griffin] (2013) MP3, CBR 96 kbit/s

            After working in British Intelligence during World War I, William Somerset Maugham set off to regain his health by traveling to Asia, Mexico, and the Pacific Islands. During this trip he gather materials and wrote the stories that appeared in 1921 in The Trembling of a Leaf. The six short stories and two «sketches» include the famous story «Rain»-adapted for both theater and film as Sadie Thompson-a story about the ironic consequences of obsession. Its less known companions, however, have their own merits. «Macintosh» is a taut psychological study of two officials on a remote tropic island. «The Fall of Edward Barnard» is a brief bildungsroman…