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  • The Sound and the Fury

  • By: William Faulkner
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 840

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!

  • By Bryan on 12-07-05

Remarkable Achievement

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-05

This made me fall in love with Faulkner all over again. I was skeptical that this novel, difficult to understand with its constant shifts in time, could be absorbed through the ear without the clues of the printed page. Although it isn't easy, the joy of hearing Faulkner's magnificent language more than compensates for the effort. If you told me I had to choose between reading and listening, after this experience I would pick the latter. The characters come alive in a new and memorable way. I am just praying they can get Grover Gardner to do Absalom! Absalom!

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