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Publisher Description

Carson McCullers was all of twenty-three when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." Available now for the first time on audio from Caedmon and HarperAudio, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.

Richard Wright was astonished by McCullers's ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." Hers is a humanity that touches all who come to her work, whether for the first time or, as so many do, time and time again. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, most enduring best.

Performed by Cherry Jones

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
CJ
Cherry Jones
LENGTH
12:28
hr min
RELEASED
2004
July 6
PUBLISHER
HarperAudio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
575.3
MB

Customer Reviews

rbjo ,

Wonderful

A lyrical, beautiful novel. Fans of "Member of the Wedding" might possibly swoon this book is so good. McCuller's at her very best.

smurfette ,

Amazing

This is my absolute favorite book. McCullers' in-depth exploration of the subtleties of human struggle, isolation, and love is phenomenal and poignant. Her beautiful language and descriptions will undoubtedly move you. Read it again and again, and you'll get more out of it each time.

Open-Minded Bass-Man ,

Great book but..

the woman reading it has a very annoying voice. Annoying to the point where I can only stand to listen to a few minutes at a time. The fact that she is an actress might be the problem although I have listened to other actors reading audiobooks and none of them were such hams. Read the book instead.

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