With millions of copies sold The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived. When a young Algerian named Meursault kills a man, his subsequent imprisonment and trial are puzzling and absurd. This remarkable translation by Matthew Ward has been considered the definitive English version since its original publication.
Masterfully translated and Narrated
I was a bit hesitant to try the aduiobook format of this as I have had some bad experiences with poor narrating on "Classics" in the past, but this is one of the best Narrations I've heard to date...This is a great buy and a great lead into existentialism
I had tried to read this very short book (which seems to be on everyone's must read list) several times with limited success and limited attention span. I downloaded it to my IPOD and listened while taking a train to San Francisco. The reader was easy to pay attention to, read with an appropriately halting voice to highlight the short, declarative and plain prose, and then with vigor and passion at the end when the main character begins to demonstrate some insight. This is an excellent story that helped me understand the concept of existentialism.
One of the best novels ever written, one of the best translations of the best novels ever written, and superbly read.