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The Sound and the Fury | [William Faulkner]

The Sound and the Fury

First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers: the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin, and the monstrous Jason.
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First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers: the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin, and the monstrous Jason.

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    Samuel J. Huskey Norman, OK USA 04-30-12
    Samuel J. Huskey Norman, OK USA 04-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A fantastic performance of a fantastic novel"
    If you could sum up The Sound and the Fury in three words, what would they be?

    Challenging, rewarding, haunting.


    What other book might you compare The Sound and the Fury to and why?

    The stream-of-consciousness style of narration might remind listeners of James Joyce's works, but the different narrators make this work incomparable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The encounter between Jason and Dalton Ames.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think that I could have made it through this novel without the excellent narration by Grover Gardner.

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    Chris Blackheath, Australia 07-23-09
    Chris Blackheath, Australia 07-23-09
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    "Brilliant"

    One of the greatest novels of the 20th century read beautifully and skilfully by Grover Gardner. Not to be missed.

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    Samantha La Habra HtsVirgin Islands, U.S. 02-05-08
    Samantha La Habra HtsVirgin Islands, U.S. 02-05-08
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    "Benjy"

    Having it read aloud makes it much easier to understand the flash backs of Benjy and Quentin. A major help even if it isn't any faster.

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    James USA 08-26-05
    James USA 08-26-05
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    "Impenetrable"

    I tried to go the distance, but this defeated me. I remember reading The Reavers and The Unvanquished many years ago. Both were supremely great works of literature. But TSATF is impenetrable for me. I guess I'm not "advanced" enough to get it. If you're like me and you like a somewhat linear development, I would advise something else by this great author. It's a shame so many people are going to get a first impression of Faulkner by this work. There are some other pieces by Faulkner on Audible as I recall.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Atlanta, GA, USA 05-26-09
    Joshua Atlanta, GA, USA 05-26-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Impentrable; not written for audio"

    I listened to the entire audiobook, but I'm not quite sure why. I had to read the wikipedia page to understand what this book is even "about." The book may be marginally intelligible in written form, but as an audiobook, it is incomprehensible.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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