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Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Narrated by: Linus Roache
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Alan Sillitoe was an integral part of the Angry Young Men movement of the fifties that focused on its authentic depiction of real working class people. This book is true to their ideals in its raw sharp writing of the story of a young man framed by his brutal experience in the army and as a factory worker.

Fuelled by a bleak aggressive outlook on life the book centers around a boozy, philandering weekend which is graphically captured by Sillitoe's clever prose and Linus Roache's strong reading.

©2009 Copyright Group (P)2009 Copyright Group

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Middling story + annoying musical interludes

I wouldn't say I loved the story and am not sure why this is considered such an amazing depiction of the rage of the working class. Nor did I have the reaction of the victim in John Fowles' The Collector, who called the novel disgusting. I don't know what would count as disgusting. The fight scenes? The abortion attempt? It didn't really stir any major emotions in me other than thinking the main character was a jerk.

But even if I loved it, the weird jazz interludes throughout this audiobook would have put me off. The interludes between chapters were way too long but at least it sort of makes sense to have them between parts? But then the music was also sprinkled mid-way through some parts in what seemed a very random way. I was very confused about the producer's choices.

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  • Carol
  • 08-14-12

saturday night sunday morning

I enjoyed the book in essence but it was spoilt by the lenghty jazz music between chapters, seems to go on forever. When i first started listening the music went on so long i thought i had the wrong download! Also i didnt think the narrator was very good at times running paragraphs into each other so it seemed the second paragraph was part of the first so to speak. Could be much better recording for a brilliant book.

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  • Austyn C. Young
  • 10-10-16

Good story but misses out a lot

This book being the first proper representation of Working Class life is a brilliant story keeping you interested until the end. The protagonist being neither a hero or villain but just a normal bloke making some bad and some justified decisions.
As I was listening to this and reading a hard copy simultaneously unfortunately I noticed this audio book misses out big chunks of the text which is a great shame!

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  • keith
  • 02-13-11

brilliant

as good as the film