Journey to the End of the Night

Narrated by:
David Colacci

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2016
19 hours 37 minutes
Louis-Ferdinand Celine's revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel. Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism. This book shocked most critics when it was first published in France in 1932, but quickly became a success with the reading public in Europe, and later in America, where it was first published by New Directions in 1952. The story of the improbable yet convincingly described travels of the petit-bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu, from the trenches of World War I, to the African jungle, to New York and Detroit, and finally to life as a failed doctor in Paris, takes the readers by the scruff and hurtles them toward the novel's inevitable, sad conclusion.
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Christine R.

WIdely recognised as one of the great anti-war novels, and a very moving and often very funny or lyrically comic chronicle of the Paris poor in the first decades of the 20th century, and written by a deeply contradictory, wounded, mad anti-semite, compassionate doctor to the Paris poor, war hero, and one of the most passionate men of the 20th century, Louis-Ferdinand Celine. This is a well read, easy to listen to narration of a long novel, a tragic chronicle and brilliant satire.

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