the Catcher in the Rye Audiobook

For such an acclaimed novel I was surprised not to see “the Catcher in the Rye” available as an audiobook on audible, kobo or any of the major platforms.

It looks as if the Salinger’s estate protects the work very closely (which is fair enough) but interesting that they havent released it on these platforms. There was an audio version of the Catcher in the Rye made in 1970 and rerecorded in 1999 but this isn’t on audible.

This version was recorded by Ray Hagen and is apparently only for The Library of Congress’ program for the visually impaired. It should be available through some library services, this link can tell you if it is near you

There are also a few links online that have the Ray Hagen version. I don’t see how these are legal though.

I think the Catcher in the Rye is an incredible book that I would recommend anyone to read. If you are visually impaired I believe a copy of Ray Hagens version should be available through your library or at least they could help you better. I can’t vouch for the audio versions available on Soundcloud or youtube or if they are legal. The book can be purchased on amazon or probably a 2nd hand version on eBay or your local book shop.