©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)
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!
I had to read this for my English class over summer break and while I don't like reading especially over vacation I decided to get the audiobook. The performance of the narrator really captured the emotions of the characters. This is a very well written book that everybody should read. The message of a lawless society being bound to fail is great.
Perhaps one of the best delights in audible is when they manage to get audiobooks from the actual author. I love hearing this version from Golding, because this book is so raw already that when it comes from his mouth it creates life. He also adds brief but meaningful insight, adding a deeper volume to the text.
As for the book itself, it defines lawlessness in about 6 1/2 hours.
It's always interesting to have the author read the story but there are better story readers out there.
Classic book and the insights by Golding at the beginning and end make it worth the purchase.
New at audible....amazed by the possibilities to increase a lot the quantity of book I can touch!
i really enjoy this book ans the story on it. ubfortunately the performance of the writer reading was not as good as the book.
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