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A Separate Peace

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Knowles

Narrated By: Spike McClure

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: January 1991

Duration: 6 hours 37 minutes


Even though the war had thrown a shroud over the outside world, Phineas and Gene remained untouched by it. In the summer of '42, the Devon school was a lot like Camelot, fairly bursting with adventure and promise. As much as Gene resisted it, there had been something eternal and unforgettable about that summer. And by the time he understood what life without Phineas could be—it was too late.


  • Nora Bennett

    A beautifully told story. I was absorbed from the first chapter. Was this really a censored book? It' a crazy world we live in.

  • Roslyck Paxson

    He should talk louder and have better emphasis. The books so far is great. It helps a lot with the audio then just reading it.

  • Andres Ulloa

    You may fall in to the trap of describing "A Separate Peace" as a "coming of age story set in the WWII era", but you would then also downplay the masterful crafting of the story. This story does not just tell of a boy becoming a man, but of a boy who has an eery friendship with a true gem of a person. By gem of a person I mean one who is so inconceivably true to himself that you rarely encounter them. Example in popular literature is a character like a Dean Moriarty, a Zorba, a Gatsby, a Charlie(perks), or a Tyler Durden. To reiterate, this story is not of a transformation of a boy to a man, but the absorption of a gem by a boy. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I'm certain it'll come to mind whenever I see someone change to be more like someone else.

A Separate Peace

by John Knowles

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