Blindness

Blindness

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 | Unabridged
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A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses—and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit. This is the stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780792756026
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: Davis, Jonathan
OverDrive, Inc

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Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago's spellbinding tale begins when an unnamed man, in an unnamed city is suddenly struck blind. In the days that follow, everyone he comes in contact with, in turn comes down with the mysterious condition.


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joliebergman
Mar 12, 2015

I despised the movie - and sadly, because of that, I simply couldn’t make it through the book.

bandblair May 07, 2014

Well-read by the narrator. I found the middle dragged a little, however. Such an interesting story though esp. if you are interested in the future, dystopias, etc.

JCLMelodyMK Jun 24, 2013

This was a very good read. Listening to it made it better in my opinion. The reader took me back to the old "Twilight Zone" tv series by his manner of reading and the narrative style the book is written in. Very thought provoking and had a pretty good ending.

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Books100
Aug 08, 2011

Terrifying but well executed movie. Stunning creative photography, excellent acting, and terrific screenplay all combined in a riveting movie which shows how thin a veneer our human civilized behaviour really is. The terrifying part is that this actually could come true.

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