©1954 William Golding; (P)2002 Random House, Inc.
"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)
but it's what the reader gets out of the book.
I've read this twice for school now once in high school and again years later in college. Being older I definitely get a deeper understanding of the book and a profound sadness for mankind. Loved listening to this audible by the author, it conveyed more meaning to the conversations and relationships
While not the best book I've ever heard it was an entertaining book that I'm sure I'll listen to again in the future. The best part, in my opinion, is the afterward by the author.
The story was absolutely amazing narration by the author could be better. Although I really enjoyed the introduction and post script done by the author giving an insight into the book having them read the actual book may not have been the best choice. That being said having not read this book as a child I am super happy that I had the opportunity to read this story.
The book? Yes. This audiobook? No.
Complete lack of expression. Golding sounds like he recorded this in his den after dinner.
As riveting as the first time I read it. Listened to it with my son during a road trip to Colorado and discussed it for hours.
This has to be the worst audio experience I've ever encountered. Golding's writings need no introduction. Superb. His narrating skills however are simply deplorable. He actually seems bored at times while he finishes a page. "Piggy......Piggy...Come here........Piggy!"
Save your money...And save your kids the torture of listening to this audio book. Shame a wonderful story like this is ruined by the authors inability to narrate. I'm very surprised that his publishing company and/or his publicist allowed this to go on sale. I'm asking for a refund as I simply could not finish. I'd rather listen to nails on a chalk board!
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