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Swann in Love is the second part of the first book of the seven-volume In Search of Lost Time / Rememberances. As with this entire series, it is beautifully narrated by Neville Jason. The books tells the story of Swann's courtship of Odette de Cr?cy. Proust is an unhurried author, who delights in ordinary events, and this book is no exception. Helicopter explosions are at a minimum, and I cannot recollect any noteworthy car chases or bloody murders. If you like really wonderful writing, a relaxed pace, and are after a break from a diet of thrillers, you will really like this.
Whether or not you like Proust (I have mixed feelings), you'll enjoy the voice behind this audiobook. While British readers are frequently an annoyance, this one captures the voices of the characters brilliantly. His rendition of the protestations of the ever-scheming Odette, in particular, are not to be missed. I'll be getting more episodes.
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