Featuring a fictional version of himself - 'Marcel' - and a host of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, In Search of Lost Time is Proust's search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time, and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities.
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Any adaption of literature is not really easy. This drama has reached an excellent height to make this complex novel understandable and compelling. Very sensitive, profound voice of narrator and all outstanding actors. Thanks for BBC and fiction factory produced such beautiful work!
Entertaining, well-performed & enjoyable.
There is nothing like In search of lost time!
Very well read and he helped to set the scene perfectly.
no extreme reaction
It was a delightful way of getting an overview of the very log story despite the fact that I have listened to a 33 CD version also.
A beautiful portrait of time, with some colorful characters and quite a bit of less-than-admirable behavior. Made me want to read the actual books, certainly.
First "dramatzed" audiobook I've purchased, and just can't stand it. I hear great things about the story in general, and will re-purchase if it becomes available in a non-dramatized form.
After hearing this performance, I read up on the book, and this is not the book. If I hadn't experienced a similar performance of one of my favorite books, A Tale of Two Cities, I might have suspected Proust of erratic and disconcerting style, but since that is just how the performance comes across, and the performance is not the book, I honestly can't say. I can say, don't buy this if you want to hear the book.
"BBC does Proust proud"
An enchanting journey into Proust's greatest work, with the BBC's typical attention to sound quality. A difficult work is made approachable and mesmerising. Recommended to be listened to in the highest quality possible. It's a little like falling into someone else's mind.
I have wanted to read Proust for a while now, but was always a little daunted so opted for this wonderful BBC production and loved it. I now feel ready to start all the seven original/unabridged novels. Highly recommended.
"Brilliant performance moved me to tears at times"
Narration was brilliant felt like you were in the audience of a play than a book highly recommend downloading it
"So glad I read it!"
I'm so glad I read it! Reading a book is always better than the watching the film, and listening to a book is so much easier... Even though it lasts almost 6 hours I thought it was worth every minute of my time and I can't wait to get the rest of the series.
I could not wait until I found time to listen each day. What a wonderful story made so much more vivid by the dramatisation.
"Interesting but not life changing"
I have been meaning to read this for ages, I was recommended this version and I am really glad to have listened, I found it hard to like any characters enough to care about their love lives, hugely self indulgent, but still strangely addictive
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