• Sophie's Choice

  • By: William Styron
  • Narrated by: Norman Snow
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 16-03-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (10 ratings)


In this brilliant, multi-layered novel, a young Southerner, Stingo, wants to become a writer. In Brooklyn, he meets Nathan, a brilliant Jewish intellectual involved in a turbulent love-hate affair with Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman. She has a terrible wound in her past, one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.
©1982 William Styron (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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"No reader of Sophie's Choice can doubt that Styron has put immense energy into trying to understand and deal justly with the evils in American history and the European Holocaust, to say nothing of the evil (as well as the good) in his characters....Scene after scene comes back now, long after I last read the book, with astonishing vividness - perhaps the most obvious mark of a masterpiece." (John Gardner)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 22-01-15

Sad and funny

What a horrible choice to have to make. Heart rending. It's horrible what people can do to other people for a stupid philosophy.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Duncan Barrett on 20-01-18

Terrible abridgment

This is an interesting if oddly written story, but the abridgement totally ruins it. It is not done at all sensitively and really takes you out of the story.

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1 out of 5 stars
By J. Flynn on 25-07-16


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

shame on me for not noticing it was abridged before I purchased. I don't understand why they would abridge any book. you miss so much including what the authors intent was for the reader.
there were so beautiful lines in it and it was a powerful story (the small part I heard!)
the narrator had a great voice

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 21-03-17

Abridged Version

This is a scam. Don't waste your time with it. It doesn't state that it is an abridged version of the book.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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