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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (832 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Roth Narrator: David Colacci, Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With the lover everyday life recedes, Roth writes - and exhibiting all his skill as a brilliant observer of human passion, he presents in Deception the tightly enclosed world of adulterous intimacy with a directness that has no equal in American fiction.

At the center of Deception are two adulterers in their hiding place. He is a middle-aged American writer named Philip, living in London, and she is an articulate, intelligent, well-educated Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage to which, in her 30s, she is already nervously half-resigned.

The book's action consists of conversation - mainly the lovers talking to each other before and after making love. That dialogue - sharp, rich, playful, inquiring, moving, as Hermione Lee writes, on a scale of pain from furious bafflement to stoic gaiety - is nearly all there is to this audiobook, and all there needs to be. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by William | 1/31/2014

    " This is an audiobook review as Roth has become my go-to for road trips. Listening to this was more like listening to radio theatre since it consists solely of conversations. It was entertaining to listen to but in comparison to his other books I've read and listened to, this one wasn't as interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindy Loo | 1/29/2014

    " This book is worth checking out SIMPLY because it's written only in dialogue. The trope is that the whole book is composed of pre- and post-sex conversations between two people having an affair. And really, it's an interesting trope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Martin | 1/25/2014

    " Unfortunately, despite this book's being beautifully extraordinary in its concept, I'd prefer it a lot shorter. It's basically a series of conversations that seem placed pretty randomly. I found most of them uninteresting. Sure, there were gems but like one among each fifteen. The best part (by far) of this book is near the end. There is this chapter discussing how can written fiction mess up your real life relationships and how people insist that your writing must be about them or anything real. //I write fiction and they say it's autobiography and when I write autobiography, they say it's fiction. So I guess I'll just keep writing and let them decide.// -something like that. This part is absolutely brilliant, it's only about ten pages long but it's so good it makes for the whole book. The ending was also very nice, more reality shifting and that's what I love about Philip Roth. He keeps showing me things I can do through literature I haven't even thought of. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Joanne | 1/17/2014

    " He's still travelling on Goodbye Columbus...generations after that should be the case. "

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