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Publisher's Summary

Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality. 

Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger - now one of the most widely read novels of this century - in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

©1956, 1984 Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Didn't captivate me; my mind kept wandering away.

I will try this book again (sometime). Just couldn't stay focused on the sole, speaking character.

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  • Aryan Mann
  • 2019-12-25

Take the leap of faith

Each word is masterfully written with an apparent or eventual purpose, read carefully and ironically.

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  • Lauren C
  • 2021-07-14

Wow Wow Wow

I thought about this book for a while after I initially read it. I had heard of Albert Camus and actually picked up The Stranger and The Fall outside of my apartment building (someone left them out for free.) I felt Camus follow me everywhere as I saw The Fall at a second hand book store. I read it pretty quickly and felt I didn’t fully retain the book but craved to read it again. I thought about it a great deal and bought the audible book to listen since it was a different approach to sitting down and reading.

I was absolutely captivated. As I walked throughout the streets of Manhattan to see a friend I was craving to listen to more. I hung on every word, any free time or just aimless activity I listened. Tomorrow I’ll do the same. The idea of doubles and the representative of no particular somebody’s but us as a whole is just incredible. Absolutely brilliant, I can’t wait to analyze it even more.

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  • Eric
  • 2020-02-15

Wonderful narration

The performance is absolutely astounding. I am enamored with the passion of the narrator who so eloquently tells the story with such skill and consistently.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-11

This book will destroy you.

An incredible book that absolutely no one should read.

You will never be the same.

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  • S. Blank
  • 2021-03-02

Thought provoking

Good book to get yo know the classic author. beautiful prose. I think it would have been easier to follow the story reading rather than listening as there are underlying philosophical truths. However it is read well and it is a monologue of someone telling another his story.

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  • Josh
  • 2021-02-13

Great essay on moral superiority

This is a one-sided conversation in Amsterdam between two practicers of law. It's a short, wonderful summary of the vanity of moral superiority and all shapes it can take.

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  • Phillip J. Fitzsimmons
  • 2020-12-31

It is Camus

It is difficult to be critical of anything written by Camus. Though artfully done this is my least favorite of his works.

Again, it is artfully done. But, it is a first person narrative by a character I would describe as a boar.

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  • Luis A.
  • 2020-06-05

not my kind of book

Wasn't the usual type of story I listen to. just couldn't get into it.

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  • Christopher Corson
  • 2022-04-30

Horrible Experience … although highly recommended to me but so disappointed

This book was way above my head. Made me depressed. I searched for the hidden meaning and could not find it. I cannot recommend if you are looking for enlightenment and some bit of positivity for our life existence. Try Deepak instead.

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  • MedPar
  • 2021-11-14

What a waist of time.

Honestly how did this book become required reading in so many educational institutions. This can only be explained by the systematic marketing of the French culture as superior during the colonial period.