Version: Unabridged
Author: Samuel Beckett
Narrator: Dermot Crowley
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Literary Fiction
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published In: September 2003
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
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Written initially in French, later translating it into English, "Molloyis the first book in Dublin-born Samuel Beckett's trilogy. It was published shortly after WWII and marked a new, mature writing style, which was to dominate the remainder of his working life. "Molloyis less a novel than a set of two monologues narrated by Molloy and his pursuer Moran. In the first section, while consumed with the search of his mother, Molloy lost everything. Moran takes over in the second half, describing his hunt for Molloy. Within this simple outline, spoken in the first person, is a remarkable story, raising the questions of being and aloneness that marks so much of Beckett's work, but is richly comic as well. Beautifully written, it is one of the masterpieces of Irish literature. This is the world premiere recording. Written by a master dramatist, it is ideally suited to the audiobook medium.

Reviews (2)


Written by ej on March 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Interesting story, yet long and drawn out. You will need to rent Malone Dies then the Unnameable to complete the entire story, or not, lol.


Written by Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on March 16th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

What an interesting and original book! I found myself speculating about the true identity of the main characters. Even though there isn't a lot of action in this story, I couldn't stop listening to it and find myself really curious to listen to the remaining books in this trilogy. The narration was quite good and enhanced the story.

Author Details

Author Details

Beckett, Samuel

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