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Barry Lyndon | [William Makepeace Thackeray]

Barry Lyndon

Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colorful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows him best.
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Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colorful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows him best.

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    Bunto Skiffler United States 03-16-13
    Bunto Skiffler United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2011

    We'll be greeted as liberators.

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    "Keeble really tears it up (Chapter Four ending)"

    I saw the Kubrick film 'Barry Lyndon' growing up and always enjoyed the smart narration between scenes. Especially the line at the ending "we are all the same in the end". You'll probably have to listen to the early chapters twice-over to start understanding the prose easily, but after decompressing it's very enjoyable. My favorite chapters so far are on Minden & the Military. Strong anti-war coming from a victorian author, go figure.

    Johnathan Keeble is an excellent reader here. Will be keeping an eye out for his other productions.

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    Pelham PORTSMOUTH, RI, United States 02-19-13
    Pelham PORTSMOUTH, RI, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A morality tale made great fun."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Barry Lyndon to be better than the print version?

    Yes--the story itself is the well-worn 19th-century story of the ne'er-do-well who finally gets what's coming to him. But the energy of the reader, Jonathan Keeble, keeps you engaged.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It's what's long signaled in the text. Satisfying for the moral purpose.


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

    See above. He takes expressive and interpretive risks that might be overdone in another story but work very well in this one. From my other reading of Thackeray I expect the author would have approved the result, and enjoyed it as much as I did.


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

    Forget the '70s film--this one's much more fun.


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