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Orlando Audiobook
Orlando
Written by: 
Virginia Woolf
Narrated by: 
Clare Higgins
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Orlando Audiobook

Orlando

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Publisher's Summary

Fantasy, love offering, exuberant celebration of English life and literature, Orlando is a uniquely entertaining novel. Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to Vita Sackville-West, Orlando's central character lives as both a man and a woman through four centuries.

Public Domain ©1928 The Estate of Virginia Woolf; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Clare Higgins's supple, silky voice does justice to Woolf's literary landmark. The language of Orlando, peppered with alliterative phrases, flows effortlessly with perfect pacing by Higgins, and Woolf's dry wit shines through her performance." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

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    Thierry 07-21-12
    Thierry 07-21-12
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    "Went on and on and on"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I kept thinking the story was going to get better but it never did.


    Has Orlando turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was somewhat boring.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    No reaction besides wasting time & credit.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jillery!!! 05-21-12
    jillery!!! 05-21-12

    I'm a little fish in a medium pond.

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    "A+++++++++++++"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    excellent! i say aldlkaoib aksdlkb aidfn ;lka;ld akd;zi alkdoiadmv asldlki i see that i am just doing this so i can hit preview


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    Which character – as performed by Clare Higgins – was your favorite?

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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Randall Westminster, Colorado 01-09-12
    Randall Westminster, Colorado 01-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Overrated"

    This book has classic - must read status. I don't believe it deserves this distinction. Clearly it was controversial subject matter when it was written. And the premise of the book is interesting. But mostly it's just boring and a big waste of time. But I'm not an academic or a scholar so I could be completely wrong. I had to struggle to listen to this book to the end. I read the SparkNotes for the story and tried to get into it and to understand the characters and the story. It just didn't work for me.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Morris Plains, NJ, USA 03-04-05
    Daniel Morris Plains, NJ, USA 03-04-05 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book"

    Found it to be a good listen.

    3 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 05-18-05
    Katherine 05-18-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Words Words Words"

    If ever you would tire from listening to what is arguably very lovely prose, it would be listening to this book. I found myself talking to the player begging the narrator to get on with the story -which turned out to not be one.

    4 of 21 people found this review helpful

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