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  • Death in Venice

  • By: Thomas Mann
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

A stunningly beautiful youth and the city of Venice set the stage for Thomas Mann’s introspective examination of erotic love and philosophical wisdom.

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  • A problem with the narration

  • By Erez on 03-19-12

Shatteringly beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-15

An aching requiem for love and reason set amidst the swelling sicknesses of Europe before the Great War.

I did eventually come to like the narrator very much- found his tone a bit monotonous at first, but perhaps in the end this was the right artistic choice considering the tone of the book.

All in all, great.

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