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Summary

With millions of copies sold, The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived.

When a young Algerian named Meursault kills a man, his subsequent imprisonment and trial are puzzling and absurd. 

This remarkable translation by Matthew Ward has been considered the definitive English version since its original publication.

©2012 Albert Camus (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Honestly amazing

My first step on the journey of philosophy and it has not disappointed, you will love this book I promise.

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Fine story, subpar presentation.

Decent story, well enough narrated, but I was really annoyed by how the chapters were broken up in the audiobook with no regard to the actual flow of the story. As I wasn't going to listen in one sitting, it would have been useful if there was any correlation between the audiobook chapters and the book chapters instead of just breaks at random points, the actual story ending 6 1/2 minutes before the end of the fifth chapter, etc.

Pet peeve perhaps, but it got my goat because it made it harder to plan listening time.

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Overrated

Maybe I'm a philistine but I just don't get what all the fuss is about.
An average novella with a bit of philosophy thrown in.
When you need an extra 30 minutes at the end for two academics
to tell you what it means and why it is so good you realise why
so many people feel they should read it.
Its cited as one of the best existentialist pieces of writing there is,
The author however hates it's existentialist label

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Enjoyable listen

Enjoyable listen. Just the right length, any longer and it would have been drawn out, any shorter and it would have been lacking in detail or development.

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Absurdity as it is

Excellent narration that just brought me back to to my youth. and I agree with the whole absurdity of evolutionary fate

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  • 09-03-22

one of my favorites ever

deep, subtle, engaging, thought provoking, daring and free of dogma. All necessary ingredients for me

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  • TheWildBoy
  • 25-05-21

Good book

Reminded me of candide by voltaire. Highly recommended. Easy and short to read and with dosage of philosophy