Sophie's Choice

  • by William Styron
  • Narrated by Norman Snow
  • 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this brilliant, multi-layered novel, a young Southerner, Stingo, wants to become a writer. In Brooklyn, he meets Nathan, a brilliant Jewish intellectual involved in a turbulent love-hate affair with Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman. She has a terrible wound in her past, one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.


What the Critics Say

"No reader of Sophie's Choice can doubt that Styron has put immense energy into trying to understand and deal justly with the evils in American history and the European Holocaust, to say nothing of the evil (as well as the good) in his characters....Scene after scene comes back now, long after I last read the book, with astonishing vividness - perhaps the most obvious mark of a masterpiece." (John Gardner)


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Customer Reviews

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Sound was great, loved the reader. Love anything having to do with the Holocaust, and had always heard what a fantastic novel this was. Perhaps, it would have been better had this been an unabridged version. I could never understand why the protagonist was attracted to this dysfunctional woman. This version failed to help me sympathize with Sophie. It was just so-so
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- Amazon Customer "angelwings35"


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

shame on me for not noticing it was abridged before I purchased. I don't understand why they would abridge any book. you miss so much including what the authors intent was for the reader.
there were so beautiful lines in it and it was a powerful story (the small part I heard!)
the narrator had a great voice

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- J. Flynn "Winnie"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio