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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (510 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Braine Narrator: Kevin Whateley Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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Braine's first and most successful novel of working-class angst and the struggle of angry young man Joe Lampton to climb the social ladder by whatever means possible. A riveting portrait of ambition and class tension, this 20th century classic has been filmed and made into a TV series. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 12/20/2013

    " The fight of a post war British working class man to get what he wants by fair means or foul "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/23/2013

    " For university "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris McCracken | 10/9/2013

    " One of the original Angry Young Men, Braine's debut is a fantastic portrait of a time, of a class-system, of gender politics, of personal character, and (ultimately) of ambition. I really loved this one, a great example of a flawed character in action. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Livinginthecastle | 9/10/2013

    " Lost its way halfway through the book, but interesting as an example of 50's British writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Beales | 8/24/2013

    " 1 of the great gems of modern literature - if you have a heart, you will be in tears. Unfortunately, an all too true account of how love is in the real world, rather than how we wish it were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Wiltsher | 8/8/2013

    " A classic tale of an anti-hero.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 12/29/2012

    " A very good book for the time period read it for my course. I wouldnt have chosen it normally "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ridley | 1/13/2012

    " Great stuff. Post-war social climbing by an ex-army lad from oop North. Watch as our hero dissects the situations he finds himself in, his eyes on the goal of wealth and power apparently beyond him. Does he care about anyone but himself? A-ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francis Gilbert | 11/4/2011

    " Watching Madmen and reading Richard Yates really affected the way I read this novel. It's very evocative; the smells of post-war England are prevalent in this tale of working class Joe Lampton working his way up the greasy social ladder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lefty Right | 4/2/2011

    " A rather boring read, but still good. I spent a lot of time trying to wrap my head around the narrators thoughts. I do believe that what he represents and the truth are very often two different things. I definately prefer "Life at the top" to this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 2/22/2011

    " An early 'Angry Young Man' (henceforth known as AYM) novel, which I read only because of my budding interest in K Amis. Not a bad movie with Laurence Harvey as a young striver, circa 1958 or something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lefty | 11/28/2010

    " A rather boring read, but still good. I spent a lot of time trying to wrap my head around the narrators thoughts. I do believe that what he represents and the truth are very often two different things. I definately prefer "Life at the top" to this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ridley | 9/4/2007

    " Great stuff. Post-war social climbing by an ex-army lad from oop North. Watch as our hero dissects the situations he finds himself in, his eyes on the goal of wealth and power apparently beyond him. Does he care about anyone but himself? A-ha! "

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