The Moviegoer

Version: Unabridged
Author: Walker Percy
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Classics
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2010
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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.
Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.

Reviews (1)

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Written by Sandra T. on April 8th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Percy, Walker

Walker Percy wrotes several books, many of them bestsellers, and is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time.