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3.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 5 3.12 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Roth Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781449801717
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The bestselling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention to one man’s lifelong confrontation with mortality in this fiercely intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 1/30/2014

    " Wanted to put this one down a few times but couldn't. I think my interest in this book is directly related to mu vocation. I deal with aging and death issues quite often. Roth captures many of the emotions of aging and concerns about death. Not my favorite Roth book but not a bad read. The subject could be considered essential for proper orientation to living, if supported by a different philosophy than the one found in this book, which is nihilism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 1/23/2014

    " This was a short but fantastic read. "Everyman" is about the life and death of a man, from his childhood memories to his last moments on this earth. This is a book about the human existence and how we as humans reflect upon our lives and how we envision death. Roth's style is elegant and to the point. I had never read anything by Roth before, but after reading "Everyman" I can say that I cannot wait to read his other works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 1/6/2014

    " I've never read any Philip Roth before, and now I'm wondering if maybe I should read a lot more. A terrific, powerful book about a man coming to terms with himself at the end of his life. Well written with good characterization. Highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 1/5/2014

    " Talk about self-loathing! There's really nothing this "everyman" likes about himself, and there's really no reason for us to like him. Although the book's well written, the character is just too unredeemable for me to care what happens to him... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alden Bass | 12/26/2013

    " very depressing. why must one meditate on mortality without recourse to religion or philosophy?? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 12/9/2013

    " Why can't Roth's characters ever have a sense of humor about themselves? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 12/8/2013

    " It was almost scary to me how much the thoughts of the protagonist sometimes echo mine. This work is a great novel which explores human aging and mortality in a way that really hits home. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 aridewi | 10/26/2013

    " It takes me two months only to get halfway through. Yes, it's that boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 9/18/2013

    " Could have been a great book--representative of the thoughts and feelings of a lot of middle-aged men, perhaps--but Roth being Roth had to be lewd and crass. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ammara Khan | 7/7/2013

    " Although I loved the basic idea of this book, somehow its execution wasn't as captivating as it should have been. If it were a short story, rather than a novella, I might have liked it better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bas | 4/7/2013

    " Craftmanship. Philip Roth has amazing writing skills. An engaging, gripping little book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Berdon | 3/11/2013

    " least favorite of my roth reads "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Thrift | 2/25/2013

    " Most depressing book I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smitha Ganarkote | 12/4/2012

    " The story is a bummer. For most part of the book my thoughts were to get the protagonist to quit whining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Doty | 12/15/2011

    " Quick read and worth it. I really like his style and insight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Baxter | 11/14/2011

    " the most staggering treatise on aging and death that i have ever read. terrifying and reassuring at the same time. told from a third person perspective so intimate that often i forgot who the "he" was that roth was referring to. a stunning work of art. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra | 6/1/2011

    " This book was a quick read and somewhat enjoyable. It really makes you think about your life and what you want to accomplish and be remembered by. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jennifer | 5/21/2011

    " Good (in a Philip Roth kind of way) and a little boring (in a Philip Roth kind of way). Read in one sitting at the gym -- Kindle is broken. :( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurel | 5/14/2011

    " This is my second Roth book. Thus far, I can't say I'm a fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 5/8/2011

    " I always want to like Philip Roth. And then I never really do.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 4/5/2011

    " I'm really not sure what to say about this book but I do know for certain that I want to read more Philip Roth now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amos | 4/1/2011

    " Think I'm over his depressing tales for a spell.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris | 3/31/2011

    " Perhaps I should have given this one 4 stars. Its so well written and brilliantly structured, but...but it's sooo depressing! Anyway, it's very thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/19/2011

    " As my grandmother currently battles old age, this book really hits home. As Roth says, old age isn't a battle; it's a massacre. But no matter for now, I'll worry about the inevitable when I'm 75. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bayneeta | 2/28/2011

    " As Roth ages he clearly is dealing with lots of issues. Well-written but depressing. Excellently narrated by George Guidall. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Roth

Philip Roth is one of the most decorated writers in American history, having won the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, the PEN/Faulkner Award three times, the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, and many more. He also won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union and in the same year received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years “for the entire work of the recipient.”

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.