I would read the print version. His narration is among the worst I've run across.
Not if he were narrating it. Mr. Golding wrote an interesting story, but as a narrator, he was not adept at telling his own story. His reading provided no distinction between characters when they spoke, making it more of an effort to keep track of who was saying what, which often led to losing the thread. While the narration was not quite monotone, it lacked any special enthusiasm, expression, or emotion that the imagination would have filled in were I reading the print version. He just sort of sounded like a very tired John Houseman being forced to read to his grandchildren in an attempt to get them to sleep.
Any actor adept at narrating.
Probably, the story was interesting.
I'll be returning this one, unfinished, in favor of the Kindle edition.
I read Lord of the Flies as a kid. It still holds up at age 64. And it's an essential book for those who love stories about being stranded on a deserted island. I usually hate when an author reads an audio book, but Golding did fine here.
It really seemed like he recorded this reading himself I his basement. All characters had the same monotone voice, it was impossible to tell who was speaking. I know why this book was on sale now. Big thumbs down from me.
A lover of contemporary, character driven sci-fi.
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I am an Anthropologist (in training), Koreanist, and former EFL teacher who grew up on R. L. Stine and Stephan King with a fondness for SF.
I enjoyed the book and its premise and would reccomend it. however the basic idea of what happens to suposedly civilized people once social conventions are thrown to the wayside and no longer enforcable, have been more powerfully illustrated in numerous contemporary novels. Stephan King's "The Mist" is one of several that come to mind.
I dont know how British children talked in the 40s or 50s, but their speech patterns come off as more adult that child like apart from when they don't know the names of things. I dont know if this reflects a historical change or an unrealistic oversight by the author.
I love literature, but especially children's lit and the Victorian novel. I'm also trying to love American literature (one novel at a time).
This audiobook provides amazing commentary at the start and end from William Golding (the author) himself.
While Golding's thick British accent can be a bit tough to decipher at times, the book is quick, wonderful and very much an I-have-to-keep-listening sort of tale. Highly recommend.
When Ralph and Piggy find the Conch for the first time is a pretty fun scene. Additionally, when Simon finally confronts "The Lord of the Flies" is something I'll never forget.
I definitely gasped a few times throughout the reading.
Lord of the Flies is a brilliant story of what happens when boys are left to their own devices and laws cease to exist.