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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (50,814 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel Beckett Narrator: Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, and Nigel Anthony Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN:
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There is now no doubt that not only is Waiting for Godot the outstanding play of the 20th century, but it is also Samuel Beckett's masterpiece. Yet it is both a popular text to be studied at school and an enigma. The scene is a country road. There is a solitary tree. It is evening. Two tramp-like figures, Vladimir and Estragon, exchange words. Pull off boots. Munch a root vegetable. Two other curious characters enter. And a boy. Time passes. It is all strange yet familiar. Waiting for Godot casts its spell as powerfully in this audiobook recording as it does on stage. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 AGB | 2/13/2014

    " Parts of it were lost on me...or maybe not...I am not sure. Completely missed the genius of the play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 2/11/2014

    " Such a great absurdist play! It is strange, and you won't really know what is happening. The writing can be confusing at some points too. All this should equal a low rating, yet I enjoyed every second. The characters are well thought out. If you enjoyed the book, see the movie version...it is well done. I believe you can find the full length on youtube. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Foster | 2/11/2014

    " I think watching this play, or even just hearing it recited is far superior to reading it. I've had to read it several times for different classes in both high school and college, and honestly have hated it every time. But whenever we would read portions of it out loud, it took on a whole different sort of energy that is really fascinating and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ksenia | 2/9/2014

    " Out of the three Beckett plays I had to read for class, this was by far the more enjoyable one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline Stewart | 1/28/2014

    " I didn't understand it. Act II I thought was kinda cool and creepy, only because in my own interpretation I thought that the two main characters were stuck in hell and were ideal companions for each other if that were the case. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah S. | 1/12/2014

    " I think I would have liked this better had I had someone to explain what the heck was going on! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/7/2014

    " It's a good read if your a philosophy sort of reader. It's good to do you homework on the book though most people believe Godot is considered to be God despite what Beckett had said about the issue. If you have little patience I wouldn't recommend the book even if it's short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adilah | 12/13/2013

    " I'm sorry Beckett. It's not you. It's me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hamoudi Moneimne | 11/18/2013

    " Awesome book! You can either read it as an scholar and look at the huge existential concepts that are thrown around or simply enjoy the comedy of the characters' ridiculous dialogues! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leena | 10/25/2013

    " Something changed for me after reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 9/29/2013

    " the kind of book not everyone will understand and like.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emmie | 8/30/2013

    " It's kind of interesting, but I didn't like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/22/2013

    " what is there to complain about? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Flagler | 8/20/2013

    " Really interesting play...when you don't have to read it with your class. Wish we'd gotten to perform it instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zandree | 8/10/2013

    " I didn't like this one; maybe I just needed to spend a little more time with it, but it reads very slowly for a play to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lacey | 5/17/2013

    " Maybe I didn't get it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scolbert | 5/7/2013

    " Perhaps the greatest writer of the modern era. Can't get enough of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elle | 3/3/2013

    " oh my goodness I love love love samuel beckett! this play is thought-provoking and humorous and very fun to read and watch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 1/15/2013

    " See a production. Plays are meant to be experienced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 11/28/2012

    " Third time around. Gets funnier every time. Not my absolute favorite of Beckett's work, but still so great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 الزهراء | 9/27/2012

    " Who said that Godot never comes!He does not for we do no effort.we keep still,helpless,in waiting for Godot.Godot is whom you wait,whom you search for.As long as you need Him you should take the first step and never give up.Sure you will reach your Godot "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Piet Michael | 9/9/2012

    " Certainly, crucial for the evolution of modern drama and description of postmodern society, but utterly boring and, alas, with a palpable end, as well as see-through interpretation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 7/27/2012

    " It was definitely very funny...one of the most humorous plays I've read. I'm a little tired of the search for life's meaning and relationship with God themes right now, though, so I didn't enjoy it probably as much as I could/should have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty | 7/17/2012

    " One of my favourite plays. Very sparse, and as a result difficult to determine but that is what is so special about Beckett. It's a trial to 'define' him but your mind endlessly goes to work on the matter anyway, especially with this play. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen Waldvogel | 7/11/2011

    " Slow read in order to really process the whole interchange between the two main characters. Boring but a great way to express the meaninglessness of Man's habits. Worthwhile but not entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 6/18/2011

    " Definitely not my cup of tea, but it wasn't that bad, so 3* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bluer99 | 5/23/2011

    " U will either find this one either extremely dull or extremely interesting and mind boggling ...I found it just great and made me think soooo hard about it's meaning! Each person will interpret this play differently
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/19/2011

    " And we're still waiting...I love this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Autumn | 5/14/2011

    " This play was about absolutely nothing. I had to read it in my english class and I found it absolutely boring. I would not read it again. At no point did I enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 5/12/2011

    " The first book I had read in English... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 5/9/2011

    " Every time I read it or see it performed I am taken aback. Every single time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron | 5/3/2011

    " Thought provoking but not OMFG "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LaMa | 5/2/2011

    " I read this book in the drama course , maybe i'll read it later as a Play .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geetanjali Tara | 5/1/2011

    " one of the best Postmodernist work in the 21st century..loved it to the core..it lives the myth of Sisyphus "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 4/25/2011

    " This review is biased because I am a huge fan of existentialism, but aside from that, this is one of the greatest works of the literary canon, in Vladimir and Estragon's search for an external agent providing meaning and purpose. Captivating, short, and thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 4/23/2011

    " I believe I've had to read this play for two different classes actually, however I would read it on my own as well. It is a fun play to read, however if you're seeking meaning in your literature, you're going to get really frustrated with this play... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yusnia | 4/23/2011

    " When words cannot deliver meaning, so what life is for? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicky | 4/20/2011

    " Studied this in A Level Theatre Studies, was a light relief from some of the other texts we had to read. "

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