The Graduate by Charles Webb audiobook

The Graduate

By Charles Webb
Read by Scott Brick

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433255458

  • ISBN: 9781433255441

  • ISBN: 9781433255465

Runtime: 6.11 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The basis for the acclaimed 1967 film, this novel about a naïve college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and insight the alienation of youth and the disillusionment of an era.

When Benjamin Braddock graduates from college and moves back to his parents’ house, everyone wants to know what he’s going to do with his life. Embittered by the emptiness of his education and indifferent to his grim prospects, Benjamin falls haplessly into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the relentlessly seductive wife of his father’s business partner. It’s only when her lovely daughter Elaine comes home to visit that Benjamin, now smitten, thinks he might have found some kind of direction in his life. But Mrs. Robinson is having none of it. A wondrously fierce and absurd battle of wills ensues, with love and idealism triumphing over the forces of corruption and conformity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliant…sardonic, ludicrously funny.” New York Times
“A highly gifted and accomplished writer.” Chicago Tribune
“His novel makes you want to laugh and it makes you want to cry.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Brick provides a strong narration of the text and executes believable voices for his male and female characters, as usual. His delivery of Benjamin is distinct enough to not seem derivative of Dustin Hoffman’s performance in the 1967 film adaptation.” Publishers Weekly
“Scott Brick displays a wide range of vocal styles and gives a melancholic yet playful performance that captures character personalities with precision. It’s a superb delivery—from the high-pitched voice of insecure, sexually inexperienced Benjamin and the browbeating tones of his parents to the husky, sultry voice of Mrs. Robinson. Brick’s sexy bass voice and measured pace make this a deliciously fun distraction listeners will enjoy.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Webb

Author Bio: Charles Webb

Charles Webb (1939–2020) was the author of nine novels, including his best-known novel The Graduate, which was made into a major motion picture in 1963 and which became an icon of the social tensions of the 1960s. He studied history and literature and graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts. He and his wife, an artist, lived a non-materialistic life style, home-schooled their two children, and were activists their entire lives in support of gay rights and other social issues.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English