Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Dramatised)

  • by Robert M. Pirsig
  • Narrated by James Purefoy
  • 1 hrs and 40 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

James Purefoy stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Robert M. Pirsig's multi-million best-selling philosophical novel. One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance tells the iconic story of a father and son's motorcycle trip across America in the 1960s. Yet it also describes a personal and philosophical journey, asking questions along the way about how to live a meaningful life.
Now dramatised for the first time by Peter Flannery (Our Friends in the North, George Gently, The Devil's Whore) and starring James Purefoy (Rome, Injustice, Ironclad), this full-cast drama adds a new and original dimension to a true modern classic.


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Customer Reviews

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This is immersive.

I've listened to this piece after I was done with the original text, but it can be well enjoyed on its own. In comparison, the plot has had some rearrangements and has been made compact to create this abridged edition. It is still much more than a typical audiobook. And, by the way, the best narration I've ever come along.
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- Alice


I've meant to read this book for years. I had no idea how full of psychological suspense it would be. The dramatisation had me hooked from the first.
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- Surprised

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited