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Hans G. Despain

Longmeadow, MA | Member Since 2010

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  • The Captive: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s widely praised abridged version has rightly become an audiobook landmark and now, after numerous requests, he is recording the whole work unabridged which, when complete, will run for some 140 hours. The Captive is the fifth of seven volumes. The Narrator’s obsessive love for Albertine makes her virtually a captive in his Paris apartment. He suspects she may be attracted to her own sex.

    Hans G. Despain says: "Outstanding"
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    Would you listen to The Captive: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 5 again? Why?

    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the two or three best books ever written. It is full of social, pyschological, socio-economic, quality life, and meaning of death insights. For these reasons this book can be reread many times in a life and discover something new each time. Proust was truly inspired when he wrote these volumes


    What other book might you compare The Captive: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 5 to and why?

    Proust compares to many existential novelists, for example Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Camus.


    Have you listened to any of Neville Jason’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Neville Jason interpretation and presentation is perfect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You can't make this book into a film would be the tag line. Alternatively ... skip the film, read!


    Any additional comments?

    Proust's writing is beautiful and his insights of life and death breath-taking.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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