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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Knowles Narrator: Spike McClure Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The specter of approaching adulthood, both welcome and frightening, looms in this classic coming-of-age novel, winner of numerous awards. Knowles' parable of two friends at boarding school during WWII is one of the most starkly moving stories ever written Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A quietly vital and cleanly written novel that moves, page by page, towards a most interesting target.”

    Truman Capote

  • “A model of restraint, deeply felt and beautifully written.”

    Observer (London)

  • “A masterpiece.”

     National Review

  • “I think it is the best-written, best-designed, and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself.”

    Aubrey Menen

  • “Mr. Knowles has something to say about youth and war that few contemporary novelists have attempted to say and none has said better.”

    Warren Miller

  • “Is he the successor to Salinger for whom we have been waiting so long?”


  • “The volatile world of male adolescence provides the backdrop for John Knowles’ engrossing tale of love, hate, war, and peace… Not only does [narrator Scott] Snively give a distinctive voice to each of the main characters, he also delineates the mannerisms and personalities of the other boys and the teachers surrounding them. Intense, mesmerizing, and compelling, this rendition of a classic coming-of-age tale belongs in all public library collections, and will be especially helpful to high school students.”

    School Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A National Book Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 5/24/2011

    " Read a long time ago. Supposedly set in a fictionalized version of Exeter, my older brother's prep.
    school. De rigueur reading for preppies of the 50's and 60's. Date read is a guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " Read "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" and Fosterize this one. It'll blow your mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jean | 5/21/2011

    " I thought it was a great book I did find it kinda sad what happened to Gene's best friend (Finny). I think anyone would seriously enjoy it if you give it a chance "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by He-who-must-not-be-named | 5/18/2011

    " eeehhh, not my cup of tea. "

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