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Stoner Audiobook

Stoner: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Waterstone's book of the year

Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on best-seller lists across Europe.

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at 19 to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely.

Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history and reclaims the significance of an individual life.

A listening experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.

©2016 John Williams (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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    "A Truley Great Novel."

    Utterly fantastic, moving and expertly composed. Everyone should read this book. The person who read this version was also flawless in his delivery.

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    "Probably one of the finest books I have listened to - why isn't this book better known?!"

    If you enjoy Donna Tartt I think you will enjoy this. I am left feeling bereft after finishing this book, so much so that I am about to start again!

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    A fantastically crafted narrative that explores the human condition. As dark as it is beautiful.

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    This isn't the sort of book I would normally go for. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did I was hooked. I think comparisons to John Steinbeck are pushing it a bit, but Stoner is a compelling classic American novel with a character I came to really care about.

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    This text will be regarded as a classic of 20th century literature.Alfred Molina brings great delicacy to the reading and adds to the poignancy of the text.Highly recommended.

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    Outstanding, wonderfully written, impeccable performance. An absolute classic, an all time great no doubt !

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