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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,339 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Webb Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The basis for the acclaimed 1967 film, this novel about a naïve college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and insight the alienation of youth and the disillusionment of an era.

When Benjamin Braddock graduates from college and moves back to his parents’ house, everyone wants to know what he’s going to do with his life. Embittered by the emptiness of his education and indifferent to his grim prospects, Benjamin falls haplessly into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the relentlessly seductive wife of his father’s business partner. It’s only when her lovely daughter Elaine comes home to visit that Benjamin, now smitten, thinks he might have found some kind of direction in his life. But Mrs. Robinson is having none of it. A wondrously fierce and absurd battle of wills ensues, with love and idealism triumphing over the forces of corruption and conformity.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant…sardonic, ludicrously funny.”

    New York Times

  • “A highly gifted and accomplished writer.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “His novel makes you want to laugh and it makes you want to cry.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Brick provides a strong narration of the text and executes believable voices for his male and female characters, as usual. His delivery of Benjamin is distinct enough to not seem derivative of Dustin Hoffman’s performance in the 1967 film adaptation.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Scott Brick displays a wide range of vocal styles and gives a melancholic yet playful performance that captures character personalities with precision. It’s a superb delivery—from the high-pitched voice of insecure, sexually inexperienced Benjamin and the browbeating tones of his parents to the husky, sultry voice of Mrs. Robinson. Brick’s sexy bass voice and measured pace make this a deliciously fun distraction listeners will enjoy.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MK | 2/18/2014

    " Another case of the guy narrating the book ruining the characters and the plot being pretty unfinished, it needs 50 more pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah Fisher | 2/16/2014

    " didn't finish it. it reads exactly like the movie. and honestly, the deadpan humor doesn't even come across in book form. so yeah, it was easy airplane reading but not worth wasting my time beyond that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brooke | 2/4/2014

    " um... strange. I didn't really like it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Steph | 2/3/2014

    " I''m not really sure how this was made I to a movie. I've only seen bits of the movie but I'm pretty sure it's word for word from the book. And I definitely did not find Ben even the slightest bit likeable. "

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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.