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Lord of the Flies Audiobook

Lord of the Flies

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Publisher's Summary

Get ready for an adventure tale in its purest form, a thrilling and elegantly told account of a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys begin to forge their own society, their own rules, their own rituals. With this seemingly romantic premise, and through the seemingly innocent acts of children, Golding exposes the duality of human nature itself: the dark, eternal divide between order and chaos, intellect and instinct, structure and savagery.

©1954 William Golding; (P)2002 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Lord of the Flies gives the reader a lucid and chillingly objective mirror to our modern society. William Golding's narration is as impartial as his work, yet his grumbly, grandfatherly voice, complete with mid-sentence sniffs and swallows, is intimate." (AudioFile)

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    sue,sue 10-09-16
    sue,sue 10-09-16
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    "Lord of the flies"

    This book sucked. It could I have been the worst book I have ever read

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    jjsmommy Napa, CA 10-08-16
    jjsmommy Napa, CA 10-08-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Listen with your kids!"

    I just finished listening to this with my kids in the car. We would listen when we went on long car rides. My kids are ages 8 and 11. They both enjoyed it though it took some explaining from me at times. I love that it was narrated by the author and that he both explains the story at the beginning, and sums it up at the end.

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    The Kindler 09-29-16
    The Kindler 09-29-16 Member Since 2014

    Science, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Military History, Thrillers, Great Courses, Horror, and anything with a good story. Please forgive errors.

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    "Unbridled Passion"

    The author read this book brilliantly. The story of a group of shipwrecked boys and the decent into savagery. Another good story about the human condition and a need for people who use their head to solve issues at hand.

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    Justin Williams 09-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Wish someone else would have read it."

    First of all I love this story and have read it myself multiple times. My only issue with this is the reader who is the author. I don't believe he did very good job reading it. The voice seemed none interested and he read without expression. At times it was difficult to understand which character was speaking as the same voice was used with each character. I could not get very far into this reading for those reasons.

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    Kenneth 09-10-16
    Kenneth 09-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The lord of the flies is awesome"

    I liked the book because you always feel the sense of terror as the boys try to defend for their own territory and supplies.

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    Mic CITRA, FL, United States 08-31-16
    Mic CITRA, FL, United States 08-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "It would be a lot better with a professional reade"

    It would be a lot better with a professional reader and a modern recording. The steady hum of ambient noise is awful through high dollar headphones.

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    Watoo UK 08-25-16
    Watoo UK 08-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Scary and violent and inhumane"

    "A group of boys stranded on a desert island"....sounds like a story full of adventures and exciting new worlds amd explorations? Nope. Just a book of violence and brutality.

    The first impression I got from the narration was that the author sounds like he's bored. Then I got very

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    Mindi Missouri, USA 08-20-16
    Mindi Missouri, USA 08-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It was work..."

    I truly thought hearing the book from the author would be wonderful, but I had a hard time concentrating and actually hearing the story. It wasn't my cup of tea overall.

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    J. Maxon Adams, NY 08-11-16
    J. Maxon Adams, NY 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Better than I expected"

    I don't quite know what I expected, having heard so much about the book over the years.

    I'm glad I read it, but the themes that may have been so groundbreaking in the 1950s are very well developed in the 2010s. Perhaps its less shocking to think about tribes of savage tweens killing one another.

    In some ways I found the ending to be a satisfying one; in other ways unsatisfying.

    The narration provided by the author was great, and his admonition at the end that whatever moral or lesson you take from the story is the right one, no matter what your teacher, professor, or critics say. Good life advice.

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    Jeannie 08-08-16
    Jeannie 08-08-16
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    "Love! Love!"

    A true classic. This book questions the darkness in a man's heart and is devastating account of loss of innocence.

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