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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,347 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thornton Wilder Narrator: Sam Waterston Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition. A monk witnesses five people die when a Peruvian footbridge collapses. He wonders: why those five? He seeks to prove that divine intervention rather tha Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005
  • Winner of the 1928 Pulitzer Prize for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Timothy R. | 2/2/2014

    " It was my first Wilder book. He did a lot in very few pages. It made me return to him later, to read The Cabala. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joy | 2/1/2014

    " Very well written. Wilder tries to tackle the great unanswerable question as to why we suffer and die unexpectedly--is it because we are so good that we should be in heaven or is it because we are so bad we shouldn't be here to keep making the world worse. What Wilder manages to do, and do beautifully, is to help us remember the complexity of human beings--that the best of us are flawed and the worst of us have pockets of goodness. The novel (novella?) is thought provoking and beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee | 2/1/2014

    " Elegant, succinct, thought provoking novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Janell | 1/31/2014

    " It was a bit of a slow read. I didn't really enjoy the book. "

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