The Good Apprentice

  • by Iris Murdoch
  • Narrated by Christopher Cazenove
  • 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stuart Cuno has decided to become good. Not believing in God, he invents his own methods, which include celibacy, chastity, and the abandonment of a promising academic career. Interfering friends and relations question his sincerity, his sanity and his motives.


What the Critics Say

“…the reader's involvement with the huge cast never diminishes, nor does attention to their wit and philosophical exchanges flag.” (Publishers Weekly)
"Iris Murdoch at her most artful, juggling philosophy and farce with knowledge and ease." (Economist)
"Murdoch works with an intellectual daring most writers only dream of." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)


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Customer Reviews

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A Squabble of Smartypants

Aging Artists and Models, Intellectuals, adulterers, and their children, make for an interesting series of critical and complicated situations. Read brilliantly by Christopher Cazenove, 'The Good Apprentice' follows a tragic death's trail through a wonderful group of characters playing at life in their search for meaning. Fun, serious and sometimes just strange, it is a story that surprises throughout and ends as it should.
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- Geoffrey "Say something about yourself!"

Loved it!

I'm glad to see Audible is getting some Iris Murdoch books, she's one of my favorite authors.
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- kimberly a. servello

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2012
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books