Exit Ghost : Zuckerman

  • by Philip Roth
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Zuckerman
  • 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Philip Roth is the most decorated American writer of his generation. In Exit Ghost, this master author crafts what may be the final chapter in the story of his beloved hero Nathan Zuckerman. After 11 years of isolation in his New England mountain refuge, Zuckerman returns to New York City and makes three important connections that threaten his carefully protected sense of isolation.


What the Critics Say

“Zuckerman may die. Roth will die. Readers will die. Literature lives on.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“As usual, Roth's voice is wise and full of rueful wit...” (Publishers Weekly)
“...agonizingly real yet gorgeously rendered...” (Booklist, ALA, Starred Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Vintage Roth - powerful

In this book Roth deals with the trials and tribulations of ageing and illness. Zuckerman, the main character, is torn between the rational course of action and the self destructive and painful desire for a young woman. The futility of this relationship is emphasized by the fact that it can never be consummated due to his impotence. Roth gives us great insights into ageing, sickness and the turmoil caused when the the mind and self are still full of overwhelming, infatuous desire but are trapped in a sick, decaying body.
But you don't have to be old or sick to identify with the sentiments here...Roth just mirrors and magnifies our pathetic human weaknesses and anyone who has suffered the pain of an irrational, all consuming desire will understand this too well. It's a powerfully written book with convincing narration - strongly recommended.
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- L. Berlyne-Kovler


A Master who only gets better--he's even got the 21st century under his hat. My only question is why hasn't he been awarded the Nobel yet? Narrator does a fine job on this marvelous book.
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- Georgine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books