The Good Apprentice

  • by Iris Murdoch
  • Narrated by Christopher Cazenove
  • 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stuart Cuno has decided to become good. Not believing in God, he invents his own methods, which include celibacy, chastity, and the abandonment of a promising academic career. Interfering friends and relations question his sincerity, his sanity and his motives.


What the Critics Say

“…the reader's involvement with the huge cast never diminishes, nor does attention to their wit and philosophical exchanges flag.” (Publishers Weekly)
"Iris Murdoch at her most artful, juggling philosophy and farce with knowledge and ease." (Economist)
"Murdoch works with an intellectual daring most writers only dream of." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Iris, really, you've gone too far this time

Oh dear. I like Iris Murdoch, but really. A parody of herself. Cloistered bonkers women, great mad artists, neurotic prolix intellectuals, ludicrous co-incidences, bonkers plot twists, and characters lacking any sympathy who seem only to have a clean hankerchief where their common sense should be. Listen if you're a fan and then read 'Cold Comfort Farm' to put you right again.
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- clive

Not impressed at all

Was expecting something more exciting, since i like Iris' novels. This one is quite boring.
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- Natalie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-04-2012
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books