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The Dutch House: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ann Patchett

Narrated By: Tom Hanks

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: September 2019

Duration: 9 hours 54 minutes


Audiobook performed by Tom Hanks.

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019 | 2020 Audie Finalist – Audiobook of The Year & Best Male Narrator

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed

Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.


  • JILL V.

    Totally loved the characters and Tom Hanks made it a fantastic listening experience.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I wish Tom Hanks narrated all my books! Engrossing read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Just kept waiting for something to happen, but it’s character development without plot. Brilliantly read by Tom Hanks, he was the best part of this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Loved this book & Tom AHA is narrating it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    liked this book, first time listening to a book ! look forward to ore listening

  • Anonymous

    Hard to shut down, even for a break. interesting family dynamics.

  • PuzzlingPandora

    The characters and relationships are so well developed and realistic. Tom Hanks is so marvelous in telling this story that spans several years. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

  • Anonymous

    I loved the nuanced psychological and spiritual journey the brother and sister took as they recalled their lives in the Dutch House and their exile from the Ditch House. Tom Hanks as narrator proves his great acting ability through his oration. This was a pure pleasure!

  • Wojciech S.

    Slowish start, but worth it. Interesting story line, with flashed-out characters, and serious questions galore. Mr. Hank's performance -- masterful.

  • Anonymous

    Loved the book and its psychological nuances and messages. Tom Hanks narrating was icing on the cake!

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