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Tropic of Cancer

Narrated by: Ian McShane
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

Tropic of Cancer is regarded as a masterpiece, with Time magazine rating it as one of the 100 most important novels of the 20th century.

It is an unforgettable, confessional, warts-and-all novel of the author and his friends riotous adventures in Paris during the Depression. It changed censorship laws in the US, where it was published decades after it was written, and reading it today amplifies the debt that modern writers owe Miller.

Ian McShane's rich and sexy voice provides the layers and depth to a compelling listening experience.

©1957 The Estate of Henry Miller (P)2009 Allure

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Ian McShane is a master

I remember first reading this aged about 17 at my Catholic girls school having bought it in WH Smith in Kidderminster of all places...twenty years later and I spotted Ian McShane's beautiful rendition on here. Definitely worth luxuriating over, perhaps with headphones on and not via Alexa. A masterpiece in stunning prose that could have been penned yesterday. The fact it's nearing its centenary, makes it all the more vital, vivid and vivacious....and is still just a little bit naughty....

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A life I haven't led

Brilliantly read trip to the source and flow of all things. The blunt end of Paris dreams. Raw river rushes forth.

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Laughed out loud at times 😁

I'm not surprised he was kicked out of Catholic Harlem for the language he used in his books in those days !!!! 😂lol 😂

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Not for the faint hearted

Incredible language, very course, very funny if you don't mind graphic sex talk. It was a good distraction from the daily grind

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Vile

Explicit and vile, definitely not for the faint hearted, modest reader. I am most disgusted

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Poisonous

What is this? It seems to be The wet dream of a 15-year-old boy. It seems to lack anything a novel should have, really anything.