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  • The Sound and the Fury

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By William Faulkner
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (202)

    First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers: the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin, and the monstrous Jason.

    W.Denis says: "Hang in"
    "Great performance"
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    If you could sum up The Sound and the Fury in three words, what would they be?

    Decadence, human nature.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Caddy. She is strong willed and will not give in to bribery. She is the only one who really cares and loves Benjy, showing the only human character in the family.


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    An excellent reading makes it easier to understand. Not an easy book, but Gardner's changes in tone and accents help a lot.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. You have to listen to a part, think about it and maybe listen again before going to the next section.


    Any additional comments?

    I will look for more books read by Grover Gardner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (275)

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    S. R. Gibb says: "Disapointing"
    "GREAT!!!"
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    What did you love best about Fall of Giants?

    Great book. A story that will keep you wanting to listen to "just one more chapter". Great reading also. John Lee makes it perfect by his use of accents and the perfect pitch in his voice. I just love Ken Follet and now John Lee. If you liked Pillars of the Earth this book is for you. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequels.


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

    This is the first. I hope he does the sequels.


    Who was the most memorable character of Fall of Giants and why?

    That's a hard one. Billy, Ethel, Maude... all of them.


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