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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel Beckett Narrator: Sean Barrett and Dermot Crowley Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN:
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Written initially in French, later translated by the author into English, Molloy is the first book in Dublin-born Samuel Beckett's trilogy. It was published shortly after WWII and marked a new, mature writing style, which was to dominate the remainder of his working life. Molloy is less a novel than a set of two monologues narrated by Molloy and his pursuer, Moran.

In the first section, while consumed with the search of his mother, Molloy lost everything. Moran takes over in the second half, describing his hunt for Molloy. Within this simple outline, spoken in the first person, is a remarkable story, raising the questions of being and aloneness that marks so much of Beckett's work, but is richly comic as well. Beautifully written, it is one of the masterpieces of Irish literature.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 2/18/2014

    " I confess that I am rating this before completion. This is cheating I know, but I promise to come back to this review upon completion...I think I will complete it? I just had to rant about how modernity is such a sad existence. The end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 2/3/2014

    " A puzzling book, but that was to be expected. It's Beckett, after all. The narrators are so strange and so deeply unreliable that their fragmented stories produce a dizzying effect on the reader's mind. Memory is fleeting and often a liar; Molloy and Moran morph toward one another; "'It is midnight. Rain is beating against the window.' It was not midnight. It was not raining." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fernando Eguez | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading Molloy. It is a bizarre book that consists of two narration. The first part is by Malloy who lives in his mother's room. He describes the journey of looking for his mother. The entire time he is narrating, he is in his mother's room. The second part is by Detective Jaques Moran. He is assigned to look for Molloy. As the story moves along, there starts to show many similarities between Molloy's and Moran's journey. My favorite character was Molloy. He makes such a beautiful description of all the weird habits that he was, such as sucking pebbles that he keeps in his pocket. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/15/2014

    " Hard to say if I "enjoyed" Beckett's prose. I'm satisfied to have read what I read. Never cold finish this book, nor the rest of his trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin | 1/14/2014

    " Unbelievable writing by the great Samuel Beckett. This book made me hooked from the start. Funny, at times sad and dark, and but just when you think you have everything figures out you are totally wrong. Wonderful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/12/2014

    " Weird and awesome. Exactly as I expected from Beckett. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Jart | 1/10/2014

    " I'll admit that a lot of this went over my head, so I really have to re-read this at some point. However, even without getting everything I did enjoy the hell out of it, especially the second part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dwkuan | 12/28/2013

    " I have died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb W | 11/9/2013

    " Fascinating, but I am not really sure what happened. It started out following Malloy, and ended with Malone. I don't really know what happened to Malloy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guy Cranswick | 11/3/2013

    " The easier of the trilogy and the most expansive of Beckett's novels. It goes around in circles but not like Watt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliana Vargas Ferreira | 11/1/2013

    " I'm a little bit lazy to finish this one, I guess I'm already reading too many titles at work, but it's Beckett! How could this one be a bad book? It's totally impossible! So... Asap I'll read it, and I'll put a better review here. :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra Kollaros | 10/31/2013

    " I liked this book but was kind od annoyed by the fact that the first paragraph ends after 107 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.c. | 2/26/2013

    " Pretty stunnning. Unlike anything I've ever read before. Lude and crude, nonsense, no plot. Lots of laughs. If you like modernism, go for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 10/22/2012

    " I didn't like this book as much. It was very tiring to think about this person dragging himself around, having sex with some lady who may have been a man...maybe when I'm older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett James | 10/8/2012

    " How can depressing be so danged funny? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tinna | 8/26/2012

    " Feel like I have to read it again. It is an acquired taste. It's not an easy one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Downey | 8/13/2012

    " Easily one of the most aesthetically moving books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pasha | 10/28/2011

    " Similar to his plays, but much harder to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wesley | 10/27/2011

    " This was a very good book. And had an interesting organization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 9/8/2011

    " Read through the first narrative and had to stop and take a break. Rating reflects that one half of the story. Will return to it sooner (hopefully) or later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bettie | 8/22/2011

    " I have lived xx amount of years without reading this - why is that? It's sublime, already worth 5 stars and I'm only half way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scroutch | 6/19/2011

    " Ooh boy! SOOOOOO Good! So good so good so good. The coolest part is that this book is from BEFORE they invented acid. Well, that's not exactly true. Forget about it. What I meant to say was that drugs could not achieve the insanity of this book. Or something like that. Trust me. It's good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Broadbent | 6/12/2011

    " Probably actually 5*, but it's too hard to tell on the first reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.G. | 5/17/2011

    " "but i have no reason to be gladdened by the sun and i take good care not to be. the aegean, thirsting for heat and light, him i killed, he killed himself, early on, in me." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.c. | 3/30/2011

    " Pretty stunnning. Unlike anything I've ever read before. Lude and crude, nonsense, no plot. Lots of laughs. If you like modernism, go for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colinb | 2/23/2011

    " it was really rambling and plotless, which is fine, but there wasn't enough to hold on to i think "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sarah | 2/16/2011

    " There aren't too many books that make me laugh out loud. This one did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 1/14/2011

    " Read for Literature 1 at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 12/29/2010

    " Only Samuel Beckett can spend so much time talking about poop, and still make it so beautifully worth reading.

    "It was Midnight. The Rain was pounding against the windows. It was not midnight. It was not raining."

    The most chilling ending to a novel ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 11/10/2010

    " I confess that I am rating this before completion. This is cheating I know, but I promise to come back to this review upon completion...I think I will complete it? I just had to rant about how modernity is such a sad existence. The end. "

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