Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Sibert Cather (Free Audio Book)
ALEXANDER’S BRIDGE by WILLA SIBERT CATHER – A free audiobook
Narrated by Eva
Alexander’s Bridge is a novel that was written by Willa Cather under the name Willa Sibert Cather and is in fact her first novel to be published in 1912. The novel was then re-published a decade later in 1922 and was also released in serial form in the magazine McClure’s. The story centers on a construction engineer named Bartley Alexander who is well known bridge engineer as he goes through his mid life crisis. He well respected by his peers and lives a content life with his wife Winifred. However, Bartley has maintained contact with a former flame named Hilda Burgoyne in London. This affair steadily grows throughout the novel and threatens to shatter his current life with his wife as he becomes more and more enthralled with his former love and his sense of honor has come into question. In the end, it is up to Bartley to choose between Hilda and Winifred.
Alexander’s Bridge is great first novel from American author Willa Sibert Cather. She creates a great analogy of the main character’s life and the bridge that he is currently working on and ties it all off nicely by the end. This free audiobook is narrated by Eva. Eva reads through the story in a fervent style which actually helps flesh out each character in the story for the listener. Alexander’s Bridge is good audiobook for those wishing to listen to a classic tale of human drama.
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