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Catcher in the Rye Audiobook


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The Catcher in the Rye is one of those classics that should be in the reading list of everyone who is transitioning from being a kid to a young adult. J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of the book, was able to capture spot on the angst and feelings of young individuals who are trying to fit in in the world of adults. It is good news to those who have already read the book and to those who are still planning to read it that the book is now available in audiobook format. This means that people can now enjoy the classic while commuting to school or work or while doing house chores. Many people actually prepare audiobooks over conventional books because they allow them to multi-task. More on the advantages of audiobooks later. First, a short review of Catcher in the Rye and why listening to it in audiobook format is a wonderful experience.

The genius of the book lies in the fact that it was able to capture- not just the sentiments of a young boy growing up – but the standard environment that young individuals in the modern world usually grow up in. Holden Caulfield, the chief protagonist, and narrator of the book is a character that all young individuals can relate to. He is smart, precocious and brimming with thoughts and emotions that are begging to be expressed. His “crisis” is something that many people have gone or is going through. His fears are the fears of many people of his age. And his opinions are shared by those who have been exposed to the world may be a bit too early. Another commendable aspect of Holden and the book, in general, is its timelessness. It is as relevant now as it was when it was written several decades ago. Even young individuals in the Facebook era will be able to appreciate the Salinger classic. And far that it is available in audiobook format, it can be enjoyed by even more people.

If you have read Catcher in the Rye already, then listening to it in audiobook format would be an excellent experience. You will be able to relive the story again, but this time you will be able to hear Holden himself narrate it to you. In a sense, the experience will be more real. You would still need to use your imagination, but the actual narration helps bring life to the story. Many hardcore readers hate it when their favorite books are turned into movies because it becomes the experience of enjoying a film into a passive one. But for these people, converting books into audiobooks is more acceptable. By listening to an audiobook, you still need to use your mind actively. You still need to exercise creativity.

Listening to the Catcher in the Rye audiobook will make you feel as if Holden is with you, talking to you like a friend and telling you his story. It would now be easy for you to go back to some of the book’s most memorable portions like the part where Holden talks to his little sister Phoebe and finally reveals to all of us the real meaning of the novel’s title. And because the book is now in audiobook format, you can now share the experience of enjoying it with other people who like the book.

For those who have not read the book yet, then consider yourself fortunate that an audiobook version of the novel is now available. While it is highly recommended that you read the actual book, listening to it in audiobook format presents a more convenient way to enjoy the book. One of the best things about audiobooks is that it requires lesser commitment compared to actual reading. And listening to an audiobook takes up less time than reading an actual book. You don’t need to set aside a part of your day to listen to an audiobook. You could incorporate the activity in your daily chores just like listening to the radio or your favorite CD. If you are a busy individual, but you still want to catch up on your reading then listening to audiobooks is the most practical solution.

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