It's always interesting to have the author read the story but there are better story readers out there.
Classic book and the insights by Golding at the beginning and end make it worth the purchase.
New at audible....amazed by the possibilities to increase a lot the quantity of book I can touch!
i really enjoy this book ans the story on it. ubfortunately the performance of the writer reading was not as good as the book.
Lord of the Flies was written in 1952. Unfortunately it just doesn't hold up. The story, while intriguing, falls apart by the writers endless long-winded polysyllabic verbiage. Instead of using a few appropriate adjectives, he just goes on and on, and on, and on. In his attempt to sound sesquipedalian, he falls short of keeping the story flowing. And in so doing, the jest of the story, is bogged down, and sinks. The story, the book, may be a "classic" but so was Canterbury Tales. Would you want to listen to it? Probably not.
No, the "story" is a good one, but 60 years is a long time. I can't really recommend it to anyone now.
Take the story, rewrite it from a modern perspective.
I am a middle school teacher! I like mostly young adult books.
I enjoyed this quite well and think it would be great for my Civics class to read when we are looking at the need for laws/government!!
I think this book could have benefited by having a professional do the performance. The author's accent is not too bad but in many parts of story it lacks passion.
Coleman. Coleman. Coleman.
I think it's a good book, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.