A Prayer for Owen Meany

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Irving
Narrator: Joe Barrett
Genres: Literature
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: August 2009
# of Units: 22 CDs
Length: 26 hours, 39 minutes
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Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument; he is. This is Irving's most comic novel, yet Owen, the inspiration for the movie "Simon Birch," is Irving's most-heartbreaking character.

Reviews (1)

Great on audio

Written by Anonymous on January 4th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is the best audio book I have ever rented. The narrator portrayal of the two separate main characters is amazing. He truly gives a voice to Owen, making the character so alive and multi-faceted. I have not read the other Irving novels, so I am not qualified to make any comparisons. Although religion is the primary theme, this novel incorporates religion as the carrier of the story and the characters rather than as a sermon.

Author Details

Author Details

Irving, John

John Irving is the author of numerous novels for adults, including "A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany," and "The World According to Garp," He lives in Vermont and Toronto.