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Author: Albert Camus Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781440702990
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Since it was first published in English, in 1946, Albert Camus’s extraordinary first novel The Stranger has had a profound impact on millions of American readers. Through this story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian beach, Camus was exploring what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.”

Now, in an illuminating new American translation, the original intent of The Stranger is made more immediate, as Matthew Ward captures in exact and lucid language precisely what Camus said and how he said it, thus giving this haunting novel a new life for generations to come.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aruna | 2/13/2014

    " The Stranger that we have grown up to be, and the absurdity that's in all of us, can't be brought out any better. A best in one's little shelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/20/2014

    " Currently my favorite novel. Hoping to read it in its original French. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Baisakhi | 1/19/2014

    " This is the saddest piece of literature I have ever read...but in a way, I so agree with it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/10/2014

    " The ultimate existentialist book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Absurditas | 1/7/2014

    " Membunuh dan bunuh diri, adalah tindakan manusia yang tidak memiliki satu pun sandaran, baik itu moral maupun rasio (Albert Camus, Mite Sisifus). Akan tetapi, saya masih belum menemukan jawaban (sampai hari ini) kenapa Mersault menarik pelatuk pistolnya, dan membunuh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/7/2014

    " "I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 12/16/2013

    " I found it to be more nihilistic than existentialist "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 12/10/2013

    " This might be the book that crippled me. Maybe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/6/2013

    " From what I understand, this is a classic. For me it was a difficult read, because of my faith and love of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilie | 10/17/2013

    " I wish I had read this more thoroughly. I still liked it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 2/2/2013

    " One of the best books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 9/13/2012

    " My kind of weird. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 2/7/2012

    " many of us are assigned this book to read in high school, but i doubt most of us really "get" it, until our late 20s... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tune | 8/6/2011

    " the most occupied in my mind from the book as a view: "all the same" (hepsi bir) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 6/30/2011

    " I read this on my day off while working "work crew" at Laity Lodge Youth Camp. I was 17 and fairly shocked....but I think it is a must read!
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gena | 6/28/2011

    " I was too young when I read this book to truly understand and appreciate the literary value of the work. I need to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalin | 6/28/2011

    " This book is the epitome of existentialism. Plus it comes with vivid images. You can almost feel the sun on your own face! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/27/2011

    " This was a reread, the first time I was in college and I didn't want to rate it based on old memories. I feel that this is one of the classics of existentialism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joko | 6/27/2011

    " yang kubaca adalah dalam versi terjemahan bahasa jawa dengan judul Wong Njaba "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyril | 6/25/2011

    " People don't kill people, guns kill people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 6/24/2011

    " bret easton ellis: this is how it's done "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 6/23/2011

    " Unpleasant, harrowing and shattering at the end of the novel. I was not surprised by its bleakness, but none-the-less it was troubling. I suppose that's the whole point really. A troubling story, well told. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/20/2011

    " Classic! read it all in one sitting... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 6/19/2011

    " This book will trip you out. And keep you thinking well after you've finished. The main character is aggravating and hard to connect with. At the same time, his thoughts are haunting and make some sense. Really enjoyed this overall. Camus is a brilliant writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keegan | 6/19/2011

    " This is one of the most curious and bizzare books I have ever read. The sometimes annoying passivity of the narrator provides an interesting and unique insight into his and the author's view of the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tj | 6/18/2011

    " "Those who write clearly have readers. Those who write obscurely have commentators." Albert Camus. Sometimes, on a busy week, I feel that all novels should be like this - short, wise, meaty with concept, and true "

About the Author

Albert Camus (1913–1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has been inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame. A three-time recipient and fourteen-time nominee of the Audie Award, he has earned accolades for his narration from the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association, Booklist, the Audio Publishers Association, AudioFile magazine, and USA Today. He has narrated a variety of bestsellers and award-winners for top publishing houses. He also narrated over forty titles of the Star Wars franchise for Lucasfilm Ltd./PRH Audio, including several iconic movie tie-ins, has participated with Star Wars Celebration, and has built a significant fan base. His work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, NOVA, PBS, VH1, and Francis Ford Coppola. He grew up in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.