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MR. SAMMLER'S PLANET

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by George Guidall

Classics • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1970

It's as much about the language in Saul Bellow's 1970 novel as it is about the philosophical, and what better narrator to handle Bellow's complex characters, ideas, and luscious layering of words than AUDIOFILE Golden Voice George Guidall? Arthur Sammler is a Polish refugee--a Holocaust survivor with only one good eye. But that doesn't keep him from seeing. Guidall portrays the septuagenarian Sammler as an observer of the human condition. He calls himself a "registrar of madness." He worries about everything from human optimism to human suffering. He is "sorry for all and sore at heart." Sammler's encounter with a pickpocket, his anxiety about his daughter, his other familial concerns--Guidall recounts them all. But it's Bellow's language that resonates in his expert performance. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982695002 $34.95 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781982695019 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781982695026 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982694999 $100.00 • Nine CDs

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