• Philosopher's Pupil

  • By: Iris Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 02-03-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When George McCaffrey’s car plunges into a canal with his wife still inside, nobody knows whether George is to blame. Nobody, that is, except an Anglican priest who happened to witness the whole thing. And when George’s former teacher, the charismatic philosopher Rozanov, returns to town, George’s life begins to spin wildly out of control. Set in the English spa town of Ennistone, The Philosopher’s Pupil is a darkly comic story of love, redemption, and the complex nature of the human condition.
©1983 Iris Murdoch (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By John on 03-11-13

A Trip Down a philosophical Lane

Murdoch is in high style in this novel with an engaging story that keeps unfolding against a subtle background of moral philosophy. As in her other books she anchors twisty philosophical issues in a cunning narrative but for anyone with a minimal sense of the subject Murdoch provides both entertainment and enlightenment. For example, it doesn't take much to see that the disheveled, mainly anti-social philosopher of the title is based on Socrates,that the action, mainly set around a second-rate spa in Britain (known as the "Institute") registers the Greek-Roman focus on the town bath as the center of social life. etc. The plot goes a bit off the rails from time to time, and the book is too long for its own good, but I enjoyed it. The reading is very fine.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-07-18

Murdoch is a l ways brilliant

Gildart Jackson is puré genius.
What a delightful way to reread an old familiar novel.

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