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.
but it's what the reader gets out of the book.
I've read this twice for school now once in high school and again years later in college. Being older I definitely get a deeper understanding of the book and a profound sadness for mankind. Loved listening to this audible by the author, it conveyed more meaning to the conversations and relationships
While not the best book I've ever heard it was an entertaining book that I'm sure I'll listen to again in the future. The best part, in my opinion, is the afterward by the author.
The story was absolutely amazing narration by the author could be better. Although I really enjoyed the introduction and post script done by the author giving an insight into the book having them read the actual book may not have been the best choice. That being said having not read this book as a child I am super happy that I had the opportunity to read this story.