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by | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Classics • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1944

DANGLING MAN, first published in 1944, is the debut work of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow. Set in the early 1940s, the novella is the diary of Joseph, a young man who is living in a boarding house and contemplating the Enlightenment while waiting to be called up for military duty. The story, replete with the type of thoughtful and insightful dialogue for which Bellow is known, is ideal for audio. Despite Bellow’s gifted writing, the narration by Kirby Heyborne is a bit uneven. At times, such as the moments when Joseph contemplates life’s most imponderable questions, Heyborne’s style is crisp. At other times, he seems lost, lapsing into a monotone that makes the book difficult to follow. Despite these moments, DANGLING MAN provides an opportunity to appreciate Bellow’s masterful writing and commentary. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781455115495 $19.95 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781455115501 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781455115471 $24.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9781455115488 $49.00 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781455115501 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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