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Author: Saul Bellow Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781481554930
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An essential masterwork by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow

Expecting to be inducted into the army during World War II, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Written in diary format, Bellow’s first novel documents Joseph’s psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves.”

    New York Times

  • “An extraordinary first novel.”

    Observer

  • “One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war.”

    New Yorker

  • “Dangling Man provides an opportunity to appreciate Bellow’s masterful writing and commentary.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 10/8/2012

    " The Adventures of Augie March is wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 7/23/2012

    " I only read "The Adventures of Augie March" from this anthology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 4/15/2012

    " Augie is five stars; Bellow's novice novels, while enjoyable, lack the capaciousness and carnivalesque quality of his later works. Any Bellow book, though, is worth more to me than most other works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 1/14/2012

    " Amazing! All three were great, spiritual kin of Henry Miller and Nelson Algren, especially The Adventures of Augie March. Such essence of life even in the depths of Depression-era Chicago. "

About the Author

Saul Bellow (1915–2005), author of numerous novels, novellas, and stories, was the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards. He also received the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. During the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, Bellow served as a war correspondent for Newsday. He taught at New York University, Princeton, and the University of Minnesota and was chairman of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.