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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Roth Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781441805430
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At its heart lies the marriage of Peter and Maureen Tarnopol, a gifted young writer and the woman who wants to be his muse but who instead is his nemesis. Their union is based on fraud and shored up by moral blackmail, but it is so perversely durable that, long after Maureen’s death, Peter is still trying—and failing—to write his way free of it. Out of desperate inventions and cauterizing truths, acts of weakness, tenderheartedness, and shocking cruelty, Philip Roth creates a work worthy of Strinberg—a fierce tragedy of sexual need and blindness. 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 Jisoo | 2/16/2013

    " There is no raw meat fucking in any of these three novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/20/2010

    " ...but not as much as other Roths. His dialog is always terrific, and his wonderful mind for seeing both sides of a violent argument is more than just a writing trick, but the story here was so miserable and relentlessly hateful that I couldn't wait for it to end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alice Ann | 5/19/2010

    " sorry to say it, but the book was too boring (to me) to warrant finishing. maybe if i was a man i would feel differently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 9/3/2009

    " Man, a lady sure went and made Philip Roth mad. Sometimes entertainingly mad, sometimes just incessantly and repetitively mad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 8/1/2009

    " I've read most of the Roth collection. I especially like this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 5/15/2009

    " i got fed up with this by the end. there's only so much angst and navel gazing i can stand. how many times can you go over the whole story and what a thoroughly nasty protagonist. i don't really mind thorought nasty protagonists but i really had had my fill with the narrator quite early on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/26/2008

    " A bitter-sweet point of view about the eternal ”problem” or that so-called ”disorder” between man&woman, which reminded me about another great book - ”The black box” (Amos Oz)!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 7/31/2008

    " As much as I adore Philip Roth, this one was pretty thick with misogyny. I still really enjoyed the read, but it made me feel a bit dirty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ammon | 7/12/2008

    " A great novel that marks the first appearance of Zuckerman (albeit as a fictional character written about by the narrator.) "

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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

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.