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Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of 20th-century literature - a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.

In a nightmarish, ruined world, slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infantile rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From there, the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes.

Seriously funny, stunning, tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

©1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr. (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“Chillingly effective.” (Time)

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  • David Ducolon
  • 2017-06-24

Three stories in one and no climax

Religion persists along side mythology not very dystopian. It sounds very 1950's culturally. Not even one strong protagonist the only up side was the narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-06-27

A bit disjoint

I did struggle to finish this book. I'm a big fan of dystopian novels. And there were elements that were quite unique to this story that were enjoyable. In the end however, it lacked cohesion , and the story became cumbersome and confusing.

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  • Kelly's Creek
  • 2017-06-14

not as good as I remembered. I think I was 12.

in 1964. this seemed profound. now jejune . it has not aged well.
have I

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  • Christopher P. Sheridan
  • 2017-06-09

And the world goes on

A cyclical story of a post apocalyptic Renaissance. difficult to read at the beginning but picked up by the end.

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  • Jennifer Nittolo
  • 2017-06-01

Classic SF Hugo winner

I know this book is one of the most acclaimed novels that SF has to offer, but it just didn't work for me. I was really involved in the story at first, but when the main characters changed and the action jumped​ forward several hundred years, it just lost me. I know this is a fix-up novel and many people have enjoyed it as such, it just was not my cup of tea. I found the first third of the book to be engaging and when everything switched I just lost interest. I finished reading it for posterity sake, to make sure that I wasn't missing anything, but I kind of wish I hadn't.

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  • Charger
  • 2017-05-31

Not what I had expected or hoped for.

This is one of those books that has been on my reading list for a very long time. Unfortunately, it's one that I will not ever have any desire to re-listen/read. I grant that maybe I don't fully understand it. I will endeavor to do some research and read analyses to see if there's something I can glean.

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  • richard
  • 2013-03-20

Introibo Ad Altare

One of the landmark jewels of science fiction, Walter Miller's Canticle will be, for some readers of a certain age, a treat for the ear, the heart, and the soul. However, so much has changed since the author crafted this work, e.g., the thaw of the Cold War, the disappearance of Latin since the Second Vatican Council in 1965, and the steep decine of the Catholic Church with its rigors and obedience, that many of the central premises and conceits of the book simply no longer commonly exist today. For me, the book was as fresh as when I read it in 1967 as a high school student. I hope that a younger audience enjoys it as much as I have.

Warning: There is a LOT of Latin in this work. This could make it difficult to parse as an audio experience unless you have a pretty good grounding in this tongue. You might want to get the kindle text to read with it. I think you will find it to be worth your while.

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  • avoidthelloyd
  • 2017-08-01

Good at the beginning...

I really liked the idea and the content of the first 2 segments. But the story felt too disconnected as we went further into the future. I was just getting into the characters and plot and then... WHAM... a new time, new characters, new problems, etc. It had references to the characters and story of the previous time, but not enough for me to feel it was a continuing story line. I'll be honest. I totally zoned out by the middle of act three. I just kept looking at how much time was left with each listen. The writing was good and the narration was really well done and I listened at 1.5X speed comfortably to save time. If any of this was helpful, please click YES below. Later.

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  • Jay
  • 2016-11-22

didnt know that I needed to understand latin

Ok plot but all the untranslated latin pulled me out of it too often. Not a fan myself but if you are enough of a scholar to get the latin, then perhaps it would be more enjoyable.

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  • Karlyn Keller
  • 2017-08-11

Roundabout and convoluted

I understand this is ahead of its time. I'm told it is a classic. I found it a bit hum drum. Maybe I'm jaded. I finished but several times I wasn't sure I would.

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