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A Canticle for Leibowitz

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Narrated By: Tom Weiner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: July 2011

Duration: 10 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature'a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.

In a nightmarish, ruined world, slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infantile rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

'Chillingly effective.''Time

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  • Dennis Hill

    I believe this book is over rated. I listened until the end, but was not satisfied.

  • Marianne Criddle

    Wonderful piece of writing. Always enjoy reading this since it wa first published

  • Cheryl M

    I have read this book around every 7 years since I was a teenager. I tried the audio version to see if I would leave it with a different perspective. I feel this is an important book, and the audio version was very well done. This is a must listen to book. It is said that true literature is something that changes you when you have read it. This is a book that has accomplished that every time I have read it.