Ever since its first publication in 1960, A Separate Peace has been hailed as a modern classic. Now the story of two best friends attending a New England boarding school during World War II comes to life in this powerful audio presentation. Featuring a dramatic reading by Matthew Modine, this abridgment of John Knowles's critically acclaimed novel provides a startling insight into war and youth that you will never forget.
Gene Fowler is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, charismatic, daredevil athlete. Their bittersweet rivalry leads to a tragic accident during the ill-fated summer of '42 - one that will disrupt the uneasy peace of their artificial oasis and force them to accept the grim realities of manhood. The story of their unique friendship is a starkly moving parable of lost innocence and tortured adolescence in a generation coming of age during the dark years of war.
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Great Book, Audiobook not so much
This book is a great work of fiction, however the abridgement of this book makes it boring and is altogether unsatisfactory. Go buy the book.
i personally am a very slow reader, so i buy the audiobook so that i can read along with it... i had to read A Seperate Peace for English class and soon i find out that the audioboook skips over paragraphs/pages - - this does not help me at all. If they say it is an audiobook for the book itself, the words said on the audiobook should match the words on the page
Dont buy this
I bought this audiobook simply so i didnt have to read it for English. But it is crap they skip SO MUCH of the story and all the little keypoints that ill probably fail the test cuz i didnt actually read it DONT BUY THIS go and actually read the book. TRUST ME!!!!!!!