• One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • By: Ken Kesey
  • Narrated by: Ken Kesey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 29-01-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (108 ratings)

Summary

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of the most electrifying, most admired novels of our time. Set in the bleak confines of a state mental hospital and narrated by a half-Indian patient named Chief Bromden, it's the story of a titanic battle of wills between two unforgettable characters. On one side is Big Nurse, who rules her ward with iron discipline. On the other is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a lustful, brawling, life-loving new inmate who refuses to knuckle under to Big Nurse's soul-destroying methods. In the end, McMurphy pays the ultimate price for his defiance, but not before the rebellious spirit has shown Chief Bromden the way to reclaim his future.
©1962 Ken Kesey (P)1993 HighBridge Company
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Critic reviews

"A glittering parable of good and evil." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the Rulers who enforce them." (Time)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Natz M on 25-02-18

Poor

Downloaded this one as was a lot quicker than the one on YouTube...now I know why! As it doesn’t read the full book and misses out loads of the the book. Glad I didn’t purchase it.

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1 out of 5 stars
By J Conroy on 01-11-17

Bad

This book is not the same as the original written and skips a lot of sentences and passages.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nina on 29-08-08

Even better than I remember1

Like most, I remember this movie from many years ago. At that time, I was quite moved by it. And when I listened to the book, I was doubly impressed. Exquisitely written and pulls no punches. Try this one.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By JoeWig on 17-06-10

Riveting!!!

Wow! I???d seen the movie some time ago in the 20th Century, but the book is electric. Told from the half Indian???s point of view and not Jack Nicholson???s McMurphy character, (which makes far more sense considering the story's outcome). There???s just so much more going on when you read/listen than when you watch. The imagination is the key thing and more importantly, the writing. Kesey is a brilliant folk story teller/writer who's prose is tight and riveting.

I recommend this one.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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