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    • The Moviegoer

    • By: Walker Percy
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 320

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Percy's Prose Dances with Grace, Charm and Style

    • By Darwin8u on 10-11-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Love in the Ruins

    • The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World
    • By: Walker Percy
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my all-time favorites

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lancelot

    • By: Walker Percy
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Quest for Evil

    • By Darwin8u on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Last Gentleman

    • By: Walker Percy
    • Narrated by: Wolfram Kandinsky
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tolerable novel narrated by a terrible reader

    • By Eclectic Reader on 12-18-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Second Coming

    • By: Walker Percy
    • Narrated by: David Hilder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Easy Hothouse of Consecration

    • By Darwin8u on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Thanatos Syndrome

    • By: Walker Percy
    • Narrated by: David Hilder
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In the end one must chose--given the chance.

    • By Darwin8u on 11-01-16

    Regular price: $23.77