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    • Stoner

    • A Novel
    • By: John Williams, John McGahern - introduction
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probably one of the finest books I have listened to - why isn't this book better known?!

    • By ADRIAN M WATTS on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Memoir

    • By: John McGahern
    • Narrated by: John Cormack
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    This is the story of John McGahern's childhood - of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and of his own discovery of literature and his ambition to become a writer. At the heart of the book is an unembarrassed homage by a loving son to a woman who protected him and his sisters from his father's unpredictable moods. His joy in her presence is recovered with great lyrical tact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vivid description of one rural life in Ireland

    • By Pat on 15-02-08

    Regular price: £27.30