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by | Read by MacLeod Andrews, John Irving [Intro.]

Fiction • 21 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1976

Revisiting this literary classic is both bittersweet and heartwarming. The new introduction to this 40th anniversary edition, written and read by the author, brings a fresh perspective to the groundbreaking novel. This feminist story of colorful characters is a still a Dickensian depiction of sexual repression, prejudice, and bias. Narrator MacLeod Andrews delivers a mellifluous tone and empathetic representations of Jenny Fields, the enigmatic mother and feminist firebrand; T.S. Garp, her almost immaculately conceived son; and Helen, the daughter of the high school wrestling coach who is Garp's pragmatic and inscrutable wife. Hearing the decades-old voices instills the listener with a sense of nostalgia about the innocence of the times and the hope for a more inclusive future, epitomized by Garp's journey. R.O. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2018

DD ISBN 9781984889010 $27.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

DD ISBN 9781984889027 $95.00

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