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3.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Sillitoe Narrator: Linus Roache Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Alan Sillitoe was an integral part of the Angry Young Men movement of the fifties that focused on its authentic depiction of real working class people. This book is true to their ideals in its raw sharp writing of the story of a young man framed by his brutal experience in the army and as a factory worker.

Fuelled by a bleak aggressive outlook on life the book centers around a boozy, philandering weekend which is graphically captured by Sillitoe's clever prose and Linus Roache's strong reading. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 2/10/2014

    " Great working class novel about the struggle of working and a life that consists of drinking to pass the time and chasing women before it's back to work at the same old grind on Monday morning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 2/5/2014

    " Considering the somewhat chauvinistic perspective carried throughout the book by the main character, Arthur, it was more Sillitoe's style of writing that appealed to me throughout the book as opposed to the storyline itself. Great read.. no beating around the bush in this one! My first Sillitoe novel to date, and I intend on increasing that number. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek Baldwin | 2/1/2014

    " Maybe the classic of its kind, the musings of an angry young man and how his grinding existence is made worthwhile by weekends. Which is pretty hard not to identify with, even forty years after it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Owain Lewis | 1/28/2014

    " This was a cracker. A bona fide work of blue-collar existentialism, full of unrefined rebellion and working class whit. I generally don't go for this kind of stuff - English novels about the working classes always make me feel a tad claustrophobic and/or depressed - but this had a real and palpable energy to it. Yes, it does have the slightly ragged feel of a first novel but that's part of what makes it great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paperback Percy London | 1/28/2014

    " Despite not being very nice men, Arthur Seaton, Gordon Comstock and Michael Cullen are all saved by the love of a good woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/23/2014

    " british rebel without a cause. the accented speech was a little slow going but otherwise, a good book. "

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

    " A great look into the life of a member of working class England during the 1950s. Arthur Seaton is a slick character, efficient in his work at the factory, never one to turn down a pint, and skillful when wooing members of the opposite sex. However, the final two character traits do get Arthur into trouble on more than one occasion. A great book and a quick read, and though stories surrounding the life of the working class can ebb toward the depressing, Arthur's story ends on a high note. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce Woodcock | 1/20/2014

    " Re-read again for MA seminar - it really isn't that good. More of a historical document "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kc | 1/16/2014

    " brilliant. Biased though as I live in nottingham. Arthur Seaton a realistic character I'm sure many can relate to "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 1/8/2014

    " One of the first 'kitchen sink' books I read in the late 60s when I was a teenager. Sillitoe's prose is great and a big influence. His stories are perhaps even better. "

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

    " If you don't want to read the whole thing (which you really should want to do), at least read the first paragraph. The movie (with a young an dastardly Albert Finney) was also brilliant...beautifully filmed. Depressing as all hell, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Kerridge | 1/4/2014

    " Remains to this day one of my favourite books, which captures the changing circumstances of working class aspiration after the war and leading to a period of cultural openness for young people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/27/2013

    " Really well done look into the mind of a working class man. The atmosphere is well created too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Mccarney | 3/8/2013

    " A good reflection of the state of societies' inhabitants (especially the young men) after the devastating effects of WW2 - a jolly good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jem Wilton | 3/3/2013

    " One of those books that sums up an era for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jnagle4 | 1/8/2013

    " Tremendously evocative portrait of working class British life. Arthur Seaton is held back by the boundries of his factory town, so he uses his time at the pub to distract him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 10/3/2012

    " Black and Tan swillin' blokes is where it's at! gin-soaked abortions and falling down the stairs at the Publick? Yes, please! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 7/7/2012

    " In my top 5 lifetime reads. This guy gets it. This is a magnificent work. People with Sillitoes background arent supposed to write BOOKS, they are meant to be educated just enough to follow simple written instructions and consume propaganda. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate England | 5/22/2012

    " Had to read this for my English course, not a bad book, although I couldn't make myself care enough about the characters to get really involved. Worth a read and I would be interested in reading the follow-up book, 'Birthday'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/17/2012

    " There are more homemade abortion tricks in here than you can shake a stick at! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aramys | 2/12/2012

    " Nada destacable... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/13/2011

    " This book made me want to drink a lot while reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/9/2011

    " If you don't want to read the whole thing (which you really should want to do), at least read the first paragraph. The movie (with a young an dastardly Albert Finney) was also brilliant...beautifully filmed. Depressing as all hell, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 12/23/2010

    " Beautifully written with provactive but unromanticised language throughout and bleak realism.

    Easily one of my favourite characters, Arthur Seaton, is the embodiment of the 50s Teddy boy: angry, frustrated, laddish, nihilistic, hedonistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/16/2010

    " Really well done look into the mind of a working class man. The atmosphere is well created too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 7/12/2009

    " Great working class novel about the struggle of working and a life that consists of drinking to pass the time and chasing women before it's back to work at the same old grind on Monday morning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paperback Percy | 4/6/2009

    " Despite not being very nice men, Arthur Seaton, Gordon Comstock and Michael Cullen are all saved by the love of a good woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 3/14/2009

    " Growing up British working class in the 50s. Reads like an American hardboiled detective novel, except it's not American and there's no detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 12/16/2008

    " One of the first 'kitchen sink' books I read in the late 60s when I was a teenager. Sillitoe's prose is great and a big influence. His stories are perhaps even better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kunkku | 12/11/2008

    " one of my first reads of contempory English fiction: an e´ntertainment... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 2/18/2008

    " Black and Tan swillin' blokes is where it's at! gin-soaked abortions and falling down the stairs at the Publick? Yes, please! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/26/2008

    " Had to read this for my English course, not a bad book, although I couldn't make myself care enough about the characters to get really involved. Worth a read and I would be interested in reading the follow-up book, 'Birthday'. "

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