Blindness: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: José Saramago

Narrated By: Jonathan Davis

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2008

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

A city is hit by an epidemic of “white blindness” which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing.

A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man’s worst appetites and weaknesses—and man’s ultimately exhilarating spirit. The stunningly powerful novel of man’s will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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  • Melissa S.

    A really intriguing concept played out with a unique writing style. The characters have no names! I found this distracting at first, and wondered what it meant, and how the author would pull it off for an entire novel, but he managed it. Given some of the casual sexism in the book, I thought it must have been written way earlier than the 1990s, but it may reflect the author's Portuguese, Catholic upbringing. The pacing is great and the writing is rather philosophical at times, but it doesn't weigh down the action.

  • Lucas S.

    The narration was great!

  • natalie cham

    Absolutely brilliant, riveting and worth reading or listening to again.

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