• The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • By: Laurence Sterne
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-10-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (2 ratings)

Summary

Laurence Sterne's beloved comic novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, is the "biography" of Tristram Shandy - a wonderfully humorous and eccentric narrator who guides the listener from his conception to his birth and on to his life as an adult. The twists and turns of Tristram's life expose him to such memorable characters as Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, Dr. Slop, and the Widow Wadman - whose own stories enrich the central narrative of Tristram's life.
Published in nine separate volumes from 1759 to 1767, Tristram Shandy is recognized today as one of the first modern novels in English literature.
Public Domain (P)2016 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By DRew on 06-07-17

Thick but rewarding

It took me a while to get acquainted with the style of writing both in parlance and in chronology. For me it really clicked after the chapter on Slawkenbergius's nose chapter. I highly recommend reading along with an unabridged physical copy because of things like the black page.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Antonio Aguilar on 06-04-18

Excellent

I have read this year two contemporary classics, Tristram Shandy and Jacques le Fatalist, and I cannot underscore the importance of these two works in the world of literature and the art of the novel (to quote Kundera) it self. These two books take on the Quixote and move it to places not travelled before their time and very seldom after their publication.

I will not try to review the book as many more capable than I have walked this path. Suffice to say that I am delighted to have read this book and highly recommend its lecture or hearing. Whatever suits your taste.

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