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by | Read by Luke Daniels

Fiction • 25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1962

Philip Roth has written a number of novels that can fairly be called masterpieces, but his first is not one of them. It far exceeds most first novels but only hints at the coming glories of THE GHOST WRITER, AMERICAN PASTORAL, THE HUMAN STAIN, and others. Narrator Luke Daniels strives mightily, but not excessively, to bring out every emotional nuance of the text, and mostly does well by it. However, when the characters lack New York accents, the dialogue can be a bit confusing. Nonetheless, Roth's fans should not miss this taste of the master in his youth. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0111-1 $39.99 • Twenty-one CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0113-5 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0112-8 $99.97 • Twenty-two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0114-2 $44.97 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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