The Moviegoer by Walker Percy audiobook

The Moviegoer

By Walker Percy
Read by Christopher Hurt

Blackstone Publishing
6.65 Hours Unabridged
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A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller. It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a “search” for something more important, some spiritual truth to anchor him. Binx’s life floats casually along until one fateful Mardi Gras week, when a bizarre series of events leads him to his unlikely salvation. In his half brother Lonnie, who is confined to a wheelchair and soon to die, and his stepcousin Kate, whose predicament is even more ominous, Binx begins to find the sort of “certified reality” that had eluded him everywhere but at the movies. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1962 National Book Award for Fiction

A Wall Street Journal Pick for 5 Best Novels of Despair

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller. It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a “search” for something more important, some spiritual truth to anchor him.

Binx’s life floats casually along until one fateful Mardi Gras week, when a bizarre series of events leads him to his unlikely salvation. In his half brother Lonnie, who is confined to a wheelchair and soon to die, and his stepcousin Kate, whose predicament is even more ominous, Binx begins to find the sort of “certified reality” that had eluded him everywhere but at the movies.

Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mr. Percy is a breathtakingly brilliant writer.” New York Times Book Review
“Clothed in originality, intelligence, and a fierce regard for man's fate…Percy has a rare talent for making his people look and sound as though they were being seen and heard for the first time by anyone.” Time
“A brilliant novel...Percy touches the rim of so many human mysteries.” Harper's
“In a gentle Southern accent narrator Christopher Hurt delivers the story with a slow, lazy lilt which suits the text and evokes a pervading spiritual emptiness.”  AudioFile

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Author Bio: Walker Percy

Author Bio: Walker Percy

Walker Percy (1916–1990) went to medical school and interned at Bellevue, intending to be a psychiatrist. After a bout with tuberculosis, he married and converted to Catholicism. He became a writer and his first novel, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award and has never been out of print. He lived with his wife in Covington, Louisiana, where they operated a bookstore until his death.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English