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HERZOG

by | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Classics • 16.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1964

HERZOG is Saul Bellow’s most famous, and perhaps best, novel—and one that translates wonderfully to audio. Moses Herzog suffers from an epic midlife crisis. The book focuses on the numerous letters written by Herzog to seemingly every person in his life, and many people he has never known, letters and rantings that for the most part are never sent. But the book is much more—it’s a complex “quasi-autobiography” requiring great concentration to absorb. At first, narrator Malcolm Hillgartner’s voice seems a bit smooth for the character of Herzog, yet his presentation is highly effective. His polished tone complements the manic Herzog’s life and never distracts the listener from the focus —the inner life of an intellectual who is trying to come to grips with his own foibles. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781441711892 $34.95 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781441711861 $95.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441711878 $123.00 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441711908 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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