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  • The Moviegoer | Walker Percy

    The Moviegoer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller. It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a "search" for something more important, some spiritual truth to anchor him.

    Darwin8u says: "Percy's Prose Dances with Grace, Charm and Style"
  • Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World | Walker Percy

    Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The auto age is defunct. Buicks, Chryslers, and Pontiacs disfigure the landscape. Vines sprout in Manhattan. Wolves are seen in downtown Cleveland. And psychiatrist, mental hospital outpatient, and inventor Dr. Tom More has created a miraculous instrument: the ontological lapsometer, a kind of stethoscope of the human spirit. With it, he plans to cure mankind’s spiritual flu. But first, he must survive Moira, Lola, and Ellen - and discover why so many living people are actually dead.

    Kindle Customer says: "One of my all-time favorites"
  • The Last Gentleman | Walker Percy

    The Last Gentleman

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By Wolfram Kandinsky
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    Williston Bibb Barrett is a rather unusual and inquisitive young Southerner with a special gift for cultivating the possibilities of life. He suffers from occasional bouts of amnesia and disconcerting attacks of déjà vu. He clings to certain old-fashioned notions of behavior, and yet he finds himself constantly impelled to eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. And he lives with the secret suspicion that the great world catastrophe that everyone fears will happen has already happened.

    Dayle says: "Yikes!"
  • The Second Coming | Walker Percy

    The Second Coming

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By David Hilder
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    Will Barrett of Linwood, North Carolina, is a depressed widower with a peculiar tendency to fall down in strange places. Allison, the girl in the greenhouse, has just escaped from a mental institution and is working hard to make a new life for herself. When their paths cross in a most unusual manner, a relationship begins that will help restore two struggling outcasts to new life. What follows is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will undertakes his own Pascalian wager in search of proof that God exists.

    Darwin8u says: "No Easy Hothouse of Consecration"
  • The Thanatos Syndrome | Walker Percy

    The Thanatos Syndrome

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By David Hilder
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    When Dr. Tom More (of Love in the Ruins) is released on parole from state prison, he returns to Feliciana, Louisiana, the parish where he was born and bred, and where he practiced psychiatry before his arrest. Upon arriving, he notices something strange in almost everyone around him: unusual sexual behavior in women patients, a bizarre loss of inhibition, a lack of complexity in speech - even his own wife’s extraordinary success at bridge tournaments, during which her mind seems to function like a computer.

    Darwin8u says: "In the end one must chose--given the chance."
  • Lancelot | Walker Percy

    Lancelot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Lancelot Lamar, a disenchanted liberal lawyer, finds himself confined in a mental asylum with memories that don’t seem worth remembering - until a visit from an old friend and classmate gives him the opportunity to recount his journey of dark violence. It began the day he accidentally discovered he was not the father of his youngest daughter. That discovery touched off his obsession to reverse the degeneration of modern America and begin a new age of chivalry and romance.

    Darwin8u says: "A Quest for Evil"
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