A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • by Walter M. Miller
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of 20th-century literature - a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.
In a nightmarish, ruined world, slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infantile rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From there, the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes.
Seriously funny, stunning, tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

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What the Critics Say

“Chillingly effective.” (Time)

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Three stories in one and no climax

Religion persists along side mythology not very dystopian. It sounds very 1950's culturally. Not even one strong protagonist the only up side was the narrator.
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- David Ducolon

A bit disjoint

I did struggle to finish this book. I'm a big fan of dystopian novels. And there were elements that were quite unique to this story that were enjoyable. In the end however, it lacked cohesion , and the story became cumbersome and confusing.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.