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The World According to Garp
    A Novel
    
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        John Irving
    
    


    
    
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        Michael Prichard
    
    


    
    Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    915 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The World According to Garp

  • A Novel
  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

Here are the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields, a feminist leader ahead of her times. Here are the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes, even of sexual assassinations. The World According to Garp is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow", yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book is due for a new production

  • By Steve on 05-26-10

Magnificent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Michael Prichard does a wonderful job of narrating John Irving's finest work. While self-defamed as an "X-rated soap opera", The World According to Garp is anything but, and provides the listener with laughs and, occasionally, tears. As my favorite novel, I highly recommend it to everyone.

  • The Sixes

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate White
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Cohn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hush and the Bailey Weggins mystery series comes a thriller set in a college town where a student’s death sends one woman on a search for the truth and into the clutches of a frightening secret society. Phoebe Hall’s Manhattan life has suddenly begun to unravel. Right after her long-term boyfriend breaks off their relationship, she’s falsely accused of plagiarizing her latest bestselling celebrity biography. Looking for a quiet place to put her life back together, Phoebe jumps at the offer to teach....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very strange....

  • By karen on 01-31-12

it sounded good on the description...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-11

A bit of a silly premise. I've really tried to keep listening, but so far I only wish I could get my credit back.

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