Malone Dies

Version: Unabridged
Author: Samuel Beckett
Narrator: Sean Barrett
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Classics
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published In: August 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 39 minutes
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This is the second in the famous trilogy of novels written by Samuel Beckett in the late 1940s. An old man is dying in a room. His bowl of soup comes, his pots are emptied. He waits to die. And while he waits, he constructs stories, mainly to pass the time. Saposcat, the Lambert family, Macmann, his nurse Moll and other figures weave in and out of his vision and his imagination.

Reviews (3)


Written by ej on March 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Interesting story, yet another Beckett drawn out ordeal. 2nd story in series. Next in series is the Unnameable, previous was Molloy. These will help complete the trilogy and make more sense.

Malone Dies

Written by Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on April 27th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

After listening to the first book in this series, I was intrigued and interested to listen to this second book. Mistake! What a tedious, droning, dull, monotone book. Since I have a long commute, I tried and tried to get into the story, but finally gave up in the third disk. Don't waste your time.

Malone Dies

Written by Anonymous from Denver, CO on September 27th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This is probably a good book if you are looking for great literature. However, it is misidentified here as science fiction. It is not science fiction, except that it may have something in common with the surreal atmosphere that I remember from reading books like Slaughterhouse 5 and 1984. And those books were not really science fiction as much as they were social commentary. You may enjoy it if you're a fan of James Joyce, but if you're looking for science fiction, look elsewhere. Since it's misindentified, I give it 2 stars.

Author Details

Author Details

Beckett, Samuel

Martha Dow Fehsenfeld was authorised to edit Beckett's correspondence in 1985.