adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $3.95

Buy for $3.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescents for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around one million copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. The novel also deals with complex issues of innocence, identity, belonging, loss, and connection.

The novel was included on Time's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923 and it was named by Modern Library and its audience as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, it was listed at number 15 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.

©2017 David Harrison (P)2017 David Harrison

What listeners say about The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - Summary & Analysis

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    21
Performance
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    16
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    17

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

wrong book

Not what i wanted! i got the wrong book. can i get another book. Please.

7 people found this helpful

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

waste

I wasted my credit with this summary. I was in a rush and assumed that it was the novel.

33 people found this helpful

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

A monologue of youth that also ended an erra.

I think this was a great summary of J.D Salinger's work. Although it was originally intended for adults Caulfield's alienated, angst filled, immature character struck a cord with the youth who could empathize with the dating, bullying, and school drama. It's an in depth overview of growing up in an adult world that seems so phony to Holden. As a first time listener, I can't imagine how this classic book misguided Chapman into killing the young and talented John Lennon. I guess everyone's interpretation of literature is different. The narrator did a really good job in narrating this book.
I was given a free copy of this book and have decided to voluntarily leave this review.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

not what I wanted

I was looking for the actually audible book. this is no it. Audible books does not have it.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Waste

I wasted my credit on this book summary ry. I thought it was the book not a summary

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

A good summary of the book

This was really good! I think that the narration is great and the story is nicely summarized!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointing

I'm very disappointed. i thought i was buying the book!!!!! I dont need to listen to someone elses analysis. whar a waste of my money. Maycancel my subscription

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Disappointing

Not really much of an analysis... more or less just one, long plot summary. No real depth.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Roberto D.
  • Roberto D.
  • 10-30-20

Atention!

I thought it were the real book. But it's a summary and review! My first audio book is a waste of money.

3 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-17-19

happy to have a summary rather that the book

Quick and succinct. The catcher in the Rye although a must to be well read is better consumed this way.

2 people found this helpful