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    • A Confederacy of Dunces

    • By: John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,985
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,756

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done

    • By Jon on 09-18-05

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Neon Bible

    • By: John Kennedy Toole
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    John Kennedy Toole - who won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling comic masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces - wrote The Neon Bible for a literary contest at the age of 16. The manuscript languished in a drawer and became the subject of a legal battle among Toole's heirs. It was only in 1989, 35 years after it was written and 20 years after Toole's suicide at 31, that this amazingly accomplished and evocative novel was freed for publication.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing for a 16-year-old author!

    • By Sharey on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $14.95