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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,025 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colson Whitehead Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a marvelous debut novel that has been compared to Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Joseph Heller's ,i>Catch-22, Colson Whitehead has created a strangely skewed world of elevators and the people who control their ups and downs. Lila Mae Watson - the first black female inspector in the world's tallest city - has the highest performance rating of anyone in the Department of Elevator Inspectors. This upsets her superiors, because Lila is an Intuitionist: she inspects elevators simply by the feelings she gets riding in them. When a brand new elevator crashes, Lila becomes caught in the conflict between her Intuitionist methods and the beliefs of the power-holding Empiricists. Her only hope for clearing her name lies in finding the plans of an eccentric elevator genius for the black box: a perfect elevator. A brilliant allegory for the interaction of the races, The Intuitionist is also an intriguing mystery, solidly grounded by the exceptional narration of Peter Jay Fernandez. Download and start listening now!

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

    " This is the first Colson Whitehead that I've read and I'm in love with his writing - the way he packs hidden descriptions into a few words. The books can be confusing to read in small bursts, best to sit and read a chunk at a time because he moves between time periods, I found this one to be a fascinating study of race, politics (office and otherwise), gender, and has a sort of " solve the mystery before you get to the end" element to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/1/2014

    " Is this one of those books that I'm going to dislike at first but then years later figure out that it was totally amazing but I was missing too many things? That's sort of what it feels like. But today all I can say is that I didn't really enjoy reading this mystery novel about elevator inspectors in the dangerous city. I know it's not supposed to be literal- it's really a big racial allegory, right? But the elevator talk was still too much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kaz | 1/30/2014

    " Once I learned that this book might be categorized as speculative fiction, it sat well in my mind and got a little easier to read. Yet, I must say that I did not get used to his writing style. As a mystery story, everything started come together after 200 pages. I needed quite patience to stay with this book till reaching 200 page or so. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tracy O | 1/23/2014

    " This book bored the pants off of me. The idea was sort of clever, but I think it could have been a short story in a magazine. Yes, I think I understand what it's about (how we see the world/race relations & I'm not denigrating the importance of those things - my opinion is just about this book. I'm missing the bit of intelligence, I think, that might have allowed me to like this (just the way that I fail to appreciate Time's Arrow or The Mezzanine). "

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