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2.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5 2.90 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Webb Narrator: Danny Mahoney, Benjamin Braddock Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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It's the summer of 1963 in suburban California and Benjamin Braddock has the world at his feet. He's just graduated from university with a teaching scholarship, his dad has bought him a fancy new Italian sports car, and all the Braddocks' friends and neighbours have been invited to a house party to celebrate. There's just one problem. Benjamin refuses to leave his room. He's worried about his future. His parents are perplexed. The stalemate is broken when Ben agrees to give the wife of his father's business partner, Mrs Robinson, a lift home. She's the same age as his mother, fabulously sexy, and bent on seduction....

Starring Danny Mahoney as Benjamin Braddock and Sian Thomas as Mrs Robinson, with William Hope, Laura Brook, Samantha Dakin, Michael Crossman, Julia Coulter, David Blackwell and Stella Martin. Adapted from Charles Webb's novel by Polly Thomas. A BBC Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K.D. Absolutely | 2/16/2014

    " This was an easy read for me. I was in college when I read this novel after seeing the equally successful film on TV rerun. I was able to relate few years after when I had a short affair with an officemate 15 years my senior. However, there was no Elaine that ended the short affair. We just got tired of each other. Looking back, I think I was somewhat influenced by this. Well, I was very young then so it was just part of growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/15/2014

    " Interesting story but I got so confused in the second half of the book. I didn't really know what was going on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Jenkins | 2/8/2014

    " Benjamin Braddock is a a recent college graduate, that is still unsure about his future, Despite his parents efforts to get him to pursue other career options, he thinks it is a waste of time and he wants to be independent. The only thing that is stopping him from being reserved and having alone time by himself, is Ms Robbinson a gorgeous woman he has known all his life. He is not keen on pursuing things with her, considering how close she is with his family. Nevertheless, the two embark on an affair that they try to keep hidden from their love ones. Things get complicated when Benjamin meets Elaine, the daughter of Ms Robbinson, the two date, contrary to how her mother feels about the two romance. Their relationship is tested in more ways than one, they are soon force to decide what is more important, their happiness or the people around them. I enjoyed this book very much, it was very humorous and satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley Spencer | 2/5/2014

    " I read this at a time when my major choices in life were upcoming. Benjamin was the perfect indecisive role model to delve into. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neville Ridley-smith | 1/12/2014

    " Why the heck is this thing so popular? The main character can barely hold a conversation and it goes nowhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/8/2014

    " This book's opening was among the most memorable of all the books I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yanurisa Ananta | 1/6/2014

    " good book. full of comedy i think. and good character . well, i rather choose the book than the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexa | 12/22/2013

    " learned nothing from this book, was not impressed. thought it would of been better. Unimpressed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 elissa | 12/20/2013

    " This is one of my favorite movies ever, and I own a yellowed old paperback copy of the novel that the movie is based on (a nineteenth printing from 1963). I honestly don't remember much about the novel that's different from the movie, but I do know that I enjoyed reading it in high school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 11/21/2013

    " This is an easy read ( 2 hours) but it's not that great of a book. I read it because of the movie and song..... I would recommend breakfast at tiffany's if you want to read a book made into a movie from the 60s.... haha "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ale Delgado | 9/25/2013

    " Started out pretty mediocre, but the main character went from dull and apathetic to (absurdly) funny. Liked the ending. Hoping the film has more depth though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 9/16/2013

    " Very, very quick read thanks to all of the dialogue. Some of the dialogue, and not necessarily the conversations with Mrs. Robinson, would be 'red flag sketchy' today. Some of it is a little unlikely as well. Still, good book and a fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethecaingmail.com | 8/30/2013

    " Believe it or not, I actually never saw this movie before reading this book. Thank you, Mom, for never getting cable when we were growing up. Even movies from 1960 can seem like new releases to me now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Martin | 8/12/2013

    " Precisely written with an abundance of dark, wry humor. The dialogue is outstandingly true. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 George King | 3/6/2013

    " I didn't think much of the movie, overrated and phony. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristakaye | 2/3/2013

    " How is this not about mental illness? I want the time I spent reading the be added back to my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bette | 1/1/2013

    " A good story, but the writing itself was frankly terrible. The movie was far superior. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vladimir Lukiyanov | 12/15/2012

    " I felt the film was significantly stronger than the book. There are details in the book which are rightly ommited in the film and somewhere in the middle the book started to feel ordinary and rather unimpressive; weighed down by twists and details. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne-Marie | 11/27/2012

    " Skip the book and watch the movie. If you've already seen the movies you won't be able to get Dustin Hoffman's voice out of your head. Reads like a screenplay "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 11/4/2012

    " Very much like the movie. Not complicated; just a straight forward, tell it as it happens solid read. "

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About the Author

Charles Webb is the author of nine novels including a sequel to The Graduate called Home School. He lives in England.