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Michael R. Lloyd

Ottawa, Canada | Member Since 2010

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  • Swann's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    Swann’s Way is the first of seven volumes in Remembrance of Things Past. It sets the scene with the narrator’s memories being famously provoked by the taste of that little cake, the madeleine, accompanied by a cup of lime-flowered tea. It is an unmatched portrait of fin-de-siècle France.

    Darwin8u says: "Not a book one reads but inhabits & floats through"
    "Neville Jason brings this book to life"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Swann's Way again? Why?

    Yes - this is a story that is both easy to listen too and densely rich with detail. I read the entire Search of Lost Time over ten years ago and of course have forgotten much of it, so this audio version has been a great way to get reacquainted - and to discover meaning and significance that I overlooked the first time.

    I know that each additional listen will reveal yet more meaning and connections between characters, places and events.


    What about Neville Jason???s performance did you like?

    Neville Jason has perfect pace and delivery. And most importantly for a book of this size and complexity, he has the talent and vocal dexterity to give each character a unique and engaging voice.


    Any additional comments?

    The text is the earlier translation, so can seem a little precious at times, but Neville Jason's delivery is so good that it stays fresh and alive.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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