A Walk on the Wild Side
- Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
- Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-24-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Perhaps the author's own words describe this classic work best: "The book asks why lost people sometimes develop into greater human beings than those who have never been lost in their whole lives. Why men who have suffered at the hands of other men are the natural believers in humanity, while those whose part has been simply to acquire, to take all and give nothing, are the most contemptuous of mankind."
"Deserves to be read by every Catch-22 and Cuckoo's Nest freak just so they can find out what opened the door for [these] two novels....It's not only that before Heller and Kesey there was Algren. It's that Algren is where they come from." ( Rolling Stone)
"The intensity of his feeling, the accuracy of his thought, make me wonder if any other writer of our time has shown us more exactly the human basis of our democracy. Though Algren often defines his positive values by showing us what happens in their absence, his hell burns with passion for heaven." ( New York Times Book Review)
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By Beryl on 02-07-15
If you could sum up A Walk on the Wild Side in three words, what would they be?
Interesting Compelling Authentic. Very little resemblance to the film with Jane Fonda, Laurence Harvey and Anne Baxter. Still a great book. Narrator is superb.
What did you like best about this story?
There wasn;t any part of the book that dragged or was boring or used as filler
If you could take any character from A Walk on the Wild Side out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Halle seemed to have the best moral compass.
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