The Moviegoer

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Walker Percy

Narrated By: Christopher Hurt

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2008

Duration: 6 hours 37 minutes


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.

Binx's life floats casually along until one fateful Mardi Gras week, when a bizarre series of events leads him to his unlikely salvation. In his half-brother Lonnie, who is confined to a wheelchair and soon to die, and his stepcousin Kate, whose predicament is even more ominous, Binx begins to find the sort of "certified reality" that had eluded him everywhere but at the movies.

"A brilliant novel....Percy touches the rim of so many human mysteries."-Harper's


  • Sandra T.

    The reader’s choppy style & lack of change of voice for different characters made this a monotonous listen for me. It made me wonder if I would have enjoyed the author better had I read it myself.


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