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Beasley

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  • Faust

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated By Tim Habeger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (54)

    Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever.

    Darwin8u says: "Naught more absurd in this world can I find ..."
    "Great work, decent translation, poor narration"
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    What did you love best about Faust?

    This is such a deep, architectonic work for Western civilzation -- and at the same time filled with wonderful humor. Goethe was a master.


    What didn’t you like about Tim Habeger’s performance?

    It was laborious and monotonic. I can understand that there would be difficulties dealing with the poem's meter and rhyme, but frequently I had the sense that he hadn't practiced and was just reading it through for the first time -- strange, misplaced pauses, inadequate differentiation of mood and tone. The reading did nothing to illuminate the text -- quite the opposite.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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