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Challenging, rewarding, haunting.
The stream-of-consciousness style of narration might remind listeners of James Joyce's works, but the different narrators make this work incomparable.
The encounter between Jason and Dalton Ames.
I don't think that I could have made it through this novel without the excellent narration by Grover Gardner.
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.
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.
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.
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