The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.
©1980 Thelma D. Toole; (P)1997 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Barrett Whitener strikes just the right note." (AudioFile)
"A Confederacy of Dunces has been reviewed almost everywhere, and every reviewer has loved it. For once, everyone is right." (Rolling Stone)
"What a delight, what a roaring, rollicking, footstomping wonder this book is! I laughed until my sides ached, and then I laughed on." (Chicago Sun-Times)
It is a rambling, nonsensical story with a stilted dialog that somehow manages to offend virtually every imaginable group.
Barrett Whitener did a good job with the material at hand. The quality of his narration was the best redeeming feature of this audio book.
I have to admit that although I found the majority of the book fairly boring when it wasn't being blatantly offensive, there were some passages that were laugh out loud funny.
Amazing call classic with language and concepts the stretch any vocabulary and mind. A rare work of commentary and comedic genius
This tragic comedy may be better heard than read. Boethius has never been so funny and Fortuna spins the wheel to make you laugh. Please read this book. It may not make you better, wiser or more successful, but you will be happier.
It's a great novel with a brilliant readying performance. I've listened to this more times than I wish to admit. Quickly, hilarious and well written.
A wonderfully written book. Easily in my Top 5 Audible listens. LOVE the main character. And the narrator was spot-on perfect. If this doesn't bring a smile to your face, check your pulse!
About equal. I love this book and it's been great to hear it read aloud also.
The characters were all one dimensional but you really don't mind. Great satirical comedy.
The individual voices for each character bring them to life as much as the written descriptions.
Obviously it was Ignatius J. Reilly.
Love the book. One of the funniest books I've ever read but the reading of it did not fit well.
Reader made Ignatius J. Reilly sound more like Yosemite Sam than an overgrown, childish, socially awkward individual. Completely ruined it for me.
Great book though. Its a must read
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.