Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote audiobook

Other Voices, Other Rooms

By Truman Capote
Read by Cody Roberts

Tantor Audio 9781439508169
6.49 Hours Unabridged
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Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South. At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.

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Summary

Summary

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South.

At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Intense, brilliant…Capote has an astonishing command…magic all his own.” Atlantic
“This is the novel that announced Truman Capote as a literary force. And he could not have asked for a better narrator than Cody Roberts to give voice to this Southern gothic not-quite-but-almost- autobiographical story. Roberts beautifully captures the voices, accents, and nuances of a wide range of characters who include a wayward 13-year-old boy who is sent to live with his invalid father after the death of his mother, a tomboy (a character based on the author’s childhood friendship with Harper Lee) and the wonderfully named Jesus Fever. If you’re a fan of In Cold Blood or Breakfast at Tiffany’s, take a listen. You won’t be disappointed.” AudioFile
“Artistically exciting.” New York Times

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Author Bio: Truman Capote

Author Bio: Truman Capote

Truman Capote (1924–1984) was an American author, playwright, and actor. He is best known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s and for his nonfiction novel In Cold Blood, which brought him literary acclaim and became an international bestseller. He twice won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Many of his works have been adapted for film and television.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English