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A Confederacy of Dunces

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Kennedy Toole

Narrated By: Barrett Whitener

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2007

Duration: 13 hours 33 minutes

Summary:

A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs.
So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction.
The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pultizer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, an obese, self-absorbed, hapless Don Quixote of the French Quarter, whose half-hearted attempts at employment lead to a series of wacky adventures among the lower denizens of New Orleans. This book has become an American comic masterpiece.

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  • Cassandra C.

    Enjoyed the narration, didn’t really like the story. However when I go to New Orleans, I’d love a walking tour of his neighborhood!

  • Viveka B.

    I never got to listen to it. When searching at Audio books I never found it.

  • leroy saunders

    Extremely well depicted. Narrator is one of the industry's finest.

  • James Lane

    Narrator does a superb job of voicing the numerous diverse characters.

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